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Cape Town

Cape Town 

Sailing into the majestic South African city of Cape Town in idea conditions. Here we see, centre stage 'Table Mountain' with its cable-car station as a small blimp at the right-hand side of its flat top. To the right of this scene we also the 'Signal Hill' peak.
I was reminded of the the fact that I had not posted any of my African trips of 2014 on here (by seeing a shot by Rod Bally: www.ipernity.com/doc/rodbally/47622726/) and so I hope my viewers will forgave my indulgence now.
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Nouchetdu38, Rabbitroundtheworld, Beatrice Degan(MARS), Holger Hagen and 22 other people have particularly liked this photo


35 comments - The latest ones
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
wonderful
!
10 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Annemarie club
Thanks for enjoying this Annemarie.

Regards, Herb
10 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Wonderful view Herb.
10 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Another view to take your fancy Jaap. Thank you.

Cheers, Herb
10 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A lovely image, Herb.
10 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to tiabunna club
Was certainly a super sail into this magical place George.

Regards, Herb
10 months ago.
 Steve Paxton
Steve Paxton club
Totally no explanation needed the bigger the better.
10 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Steve Paxton club
Thanks Steve, I know you like these BIG!!!!

Cheers, Herb
10 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Superbement rendue..Un beau pays qui mérite d’être visité.
Bonne et agréable journée.
10 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Malik Raoulda club
It certainly is Malik. We did not stay as long as we would have liked in SA, only three nights in all.

Regards, Herb
10 months ago.
 TOZ
TOZ club
Very impressive view Herb like the composition with the boat. TOZ.
10 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to TOZ club
Ha, you see what I saw Toz, the boat and lines finalising this great scene. Glad oyu liked it.

Cheers, Herb
10 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Gorgeous panorama, Herb ******************
10 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Marie-claire Gallet club
Another visit and super award my friend.

Cheers, Herb
10 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
10 months ago.
 Daniela Brocca
Daniela Brocca club
Beautiful.Would love to visit!
10 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Daniela Brocca club
Another beautiful place as you say Daniela. I had a few from here in dear old Panoramio but had not thought to put some of them on here too. Too nice to be left unseen I think. Another place for you to book!

Regards, Herb
10 months ago.
 Nathalie D
Nathalie D club
Joli panorama !
10 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Nathalie D club
Thanks so much Nathalie.

Best Wishes, Herb
10 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Wow! This brought back some memories.................I sailed into Cape Town aboard HMS Bulwark (the original, not the current one) way back in the early 70s. I remember seeing Table Mountain with a layer of cloud on top - it was wonderful. Unfortunately, in those days I did not own a camera and so have no record of it except in my head :-(

Thanks for sharing this superb image Herb!
10 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Keith Burton club
Hi Keith, very happy this brought back pleasant memories for you. The sight of this mountain backdrop on approach is jaw-dropping. In actual fact, as we were sailing in we also had a wonderful sunrise with sun-beams hitting the cities islands. We too were expecting cloud on the mountain (its table-cloth) but it remained clear all day. We travelled to the top via the cable car late in the afternoon and saw the sun setting whilst queued up for the return car. Nice that your head recorder is still in working order :)

Cheers, Herb
10 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Fabulous pano in perfect conditions Herb
10 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Roger (Grisly) club
Cheers Roger, I had to blow the dust away from this shot :)

Best Wishes, Herb
10 months ago.
 niraK68
niraK68 club
wonderful view
10 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to niraK68 club
Glad you think so Nira.

Cheers, Herb
10 months ago.
 trester88
trester88 club
Super Blick auf den Tafelberg!
10 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to trester88 club
Table Mountain indeed was super. We went up there on the same day too.

Tchüß, Herbert
10 months ago.
 Peter_Private_Box
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Herb,

Nice to see the city looking nice and sunny.. I've never been there, so thank you for sharing!!

Best wishes
Peter
10 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Peter_Private_Box club
We were blown away by this city Peter. We are fortunate in having visited lots of beautiful towns and cities around the world but sailing into Cape Town through the sunrise into a beautiful day is a life memory, My pleasure, as usual to share here.

Regards, Herb
10 months ago.
 Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS) club
Hi Herb !
Such a deep and fascinating impact both artistic and emotional, I mean ...

never been there , but magically you make feel there, sailing and 'blowing in the wind'
SO.Many many thanks to you !
Regards, Bea
10 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Beatrice Degan(MARS) club
It is my pleasure to bring such feelings to you my friend. It was a very emotional entrance into this part of Africa. We had a magical two days here before flying on to London from here.

Best Wishes, Herb
10 months ago.
 Rabbitroundtheworld
Rabbitroundtheworld
wow, what a setting for a city
9 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Rabbitroundtheworld
Hello my friend. Sorry about missing this so long ago. Cheers for the visit and comment .

Herb
6 weeks ago.
 Sarah P.
Sarah P. club
what a spectacular entrance and image ... "idea conditions" indeed :-)
9 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Sarah P. club
Thanks so much for this Sarah and my apologies for missing it way back when. ~ Herb
6 weeks ago.

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