I love to travel and I have a thing for travel photography in case you hadn’t noticed. As an ex flight-attendant I’m pretty adventurous when I travel and I generally manage to pack a lot of adventure into short amount of time. Not a lot of sipping daiquiris on a beach for me. Before I left for South Africa, I had this notion in my brain that I might rent a car and do the trip to Boulders Beach and Cape point that way, then I saw the driving. Actually, forget the driving– I saw the walking.
Here is the most important thing I can tell you about Cape Town. Crossing the street is an accomplishment of speed, dexterity and luck. You get that “walk” light, hightail it. In other words, when you see the walking man, run and when he turns red and beeps faster, good luck. Nobody cares whether you live or die. That’s on you. Not to mention the fact that everybody is driving on the wrong side of the road and the gear shifts are all on the wrong side of the cars. Screw adventure. Screw renting a car. I want to live.
Fortunately, production gave us this very cheeky but delightful South African Chaperon who took us out on a fabulous day trip. This guy right here:
He also brought us to the best coffee shop ever. Jason’s Bakery. If you’re in Cape Town, treat yourself to a latte. You won’t regret it. Thanks Kerry! If you come to Canada I’ll show you where to buy the maple syrup. (That was a joke. We’re more than just maple syrup.)
In the gallery you’ll see my fellow actors Tracy and Abigail checking out this surreal beach made up of giant boulders, (aptly named Boulder’s Beach), inhabited by penguins and a few humans, the cliff and beach views from Cape Point, wild baboons, a bit of vegetation, a bit of countryside, a very thatched roof above Long Beach and some of the townships all topped off with the exquisite mountain views from Chapman’s Peak.
Some days, the light, the weather and cloud formations just cooperate and the company is fabulous. Travel photography heaven.
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