Monthly Archives: September 2008

Colourful Canoes

Colourful Canoes

These canoes, beached in the old Hermanus harbour, are used for whale watching trips.  It must be fantastic to get close to the whales in such small craft and there is probably great opportunity for photographing them; but I don’t fancy the idea of taking my camera out on the ocean in a canoe.

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Smoke Rings

Zoltan Veres - Extra 300

It was only when I saw this photo I took of Zoltan Veres spinning his Extra 300 in full size on my computer screen that I realised the small bright spots thrown off from the main smoke cloud are little smoke rings.  I’ve never seen anything like that before.  Here are two crops from the full-sized image that show the rings more clearly.

Smoke Rings Smoke Rings

Zoltan Veres is an amazingly talented pilot; take a look at these videos I found while looking up info on him.

Tight Formation

Tight Formation

SAA pilots Scully Levin and Pierre Gouws put on a fantastic formation display in these Boeing 737s at the AAD air show in Cape Town this past weekend.  It was quite amazing to see these huge aircraft flying right on top of each other.

Save money; share your commute

Take a look at Car Share South Africa, a new classified ad site aimed specifically at bringing together people that want to save costs by sharing their travel. As the site says;

Whether you’re looking for a lift to work, wanting to fill those empty seats in your vehicle (and decrease the traffic jam by a few cars) or simply need to get from one place to another, Car Share is the place to be. Find a fellow commuter, a student carpool or simply a one-off lift from A to B.

All migrated

I have just finished with the migration of all the old posts from a previous blogging engine, Antville, to this blog.  If your interested, take a look at all the posts from November 2005 back.

A beautiful day

Strand Beach

This photo from Strand beach, taken at 8:15 this morning, shows what a beautiful day it is in the Cape today.  It’s warm but not too hot, with not a breath of wind.  Sadly there is a cold front on the way, due to arrive tomorrow, that will bring some more rain.

I don’t get politics

I don’t pretend to understand my own country’s politics and the US political system confuses me more. If each party has two main candidates for party nomination, why does the winner nominate someone else as their vice-presidential running mate? Wouldn’t it make sense for the losing candidate to assume that role?