Sunday, January 25, 2009

This post is going to have a lot of photos to look at, I finally got around to down-loading the last of the photos I took when I was in Cape Town.
The first photos have to be of the cats, otherwise they would complain.I took these at the cattery where they are staying. This is Mishka - he is only happy when he is in the garden so luckily the cat hotel owner lets him wander around to his hearts content. Sorry about the blurry image, he was busy and didn't really want to pose.Also another blurry photo (not a good day). This is Merlin, he is the most layed back about being here and not at home.
Then we have Sasha, the grey and white kitty, also the elder cat in the tribe. He didn't stop purring, almost as if he was saying, you haven't forgotten us, when can we go home. Then the little witch's cat Leila (our baby at 4 years old). She is really not happy, doesn't like people and just wants this to be over with. Apparently she has settled down enough to walk around and behave as if she owns the place now.
First of many scenic shots. This is Betty's Bay just up the road from where we were staying. This is the harbour and after the rocks there is a penguin colony which we didn't have time to go and see.
In amongst all the rocks is a Dassie colony, very cute little creatures. (you can just make him out in the centre of the photo) There where a whole family out sunning themselves but I forgot the camera in the car and by the time I got back they were all hiding. Can you believe that their closest relative is the elephant. My brother always tells us this when we tease him about being bitten by one many years ago.
This is the beautiful beach in Pringle Bay that we got to take our evening walks on.

My family knows that I love hanging out the car window to take photos, I just snap away and sometimes get really lucky but often end up photographing a bush, wall or street sign when I was really wanting an amazing scenery shoot. They all think it is hysterical and all I can say is thank heavens for a digital camera. This is on the way to Cape Town you can very faintly make out Table Mountain on the horizon (very faintly)
Now we are driving back to Pringle Bay, the road winds and twists around the side of the mountain.
This is the mouth of the river that comes from the dam on the other side of the mountain. The photo is taken from the bridge.
And on the other side of the bridge you see the amazing river and mountains.
Finally I had to include this shop's photo. This is in Kleinmond about 15 mins from Pringle Bay and who can resist a shop with a name like this. Sorry about the car, but look at the cat signs by the columns.


Ketutar said...

How beautiful cats you have, and nice photos :-)
Thank you for entering my OWOH giveaway :-)

All Bear said...

What a fabulous place to live!


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