Friday, June 11, 2021

A Sea Point Evening

The Sea Point beachfront is a wonderful amenity enjoyed, not only by those of us who live here, but by visitors from all over the Cape Peninsula and points further afield. It is a favourite place for us to take a walk and enjoy the fresh sea air

Here is a set of photographs taken on a late afternoon when we were hit by "load shedding" between 4 and 6.30 pm

A photographer and her model on Queen's Beach
A swimmer in the icy winter waters of the Atlantic at Saunders Rocks tidal pool
He was not the only brave swimmer coming for a sunset swim
A wave breaks over Saunders Rocks
A flock of European Starlings looking for food in kelp washed up on the rocks
The Common or European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) has progressively expanded its range in South Africa
since its introduction into Cape Town in the late 19th century
Water drains in a lacy pattern after a wave has broken over a rock
Two Cape cormorants (Phalacrocorax capensis) check each other out

and dry their wings on Saunders Rocks

Social distancing - kelp gulls and black oystercatchers at Saunders Rocks

Seagulls fly above the Promenade with workers queuing for taxis to take them home
and blocks of flats through light mist in the background

A young woman dances while her friend films her on Queen's Beach
People enjoying the sunset on Saunders Rocks
and the sun sinks over the horizon through a band of light cloud
But all is not perfect, as all along the coast were homeless people planning to sleep out
Sad times

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