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That’s right, Cape Town. I love her.

Here are a few images taken in my beautiful Cape Town.

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On the last day of holiday – most people’s holiday, not mine – I decided to head to Boulders Beach with my sister to take photographs and hopefully spend a day chilling at this beautiful quiet little beach. A true gem, but try get there when the crowds are back at work and it is quiet.

For those of you who don’t know, you have to pay an entry fee to get in at Boulders Beach. A lovely solution for this, is the Cape Town My Green Card especially if you plan on frequenting the beach. An excellent saving for Cape Town residents. Not only do we live in the prettiest city in the world, but we have these kinds of benefits too. Score.

Back to the day of chilling. It seems everyone had the same idea. The beach was packed. Kids running around, laughing and swimming. Parents trying to secure a spot on the tiny beach, grabbing kids, applying suncream and the penguins, pretty much hiding. We saw two that were clearly not shy and had found their spot on a rock and weren’t planning on moving, despite the human invasion.

After taking photos, we decided to rather escape the human invasion ourselves and enjoy the rest of the day by driving around the peninsula, enjoying our beautiful Cape Town.

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Men at play …

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I used #ndpatterns, #mextures and Over for the typography.

There are few things as beautiful as waking to the view of rolling green hills, draped in mist. It is cold and makes you appreciate the mug of steaming condensed milk coffee even more.

It was a slow morning in Murchison with attempted fishing by Worsie & Petal, followed by pancakes being made by Brooks (aka CP1 – campervan pikanien 1), before setting off for the west coast.

First stop – Buller River. The draw card being jet boating, which we didn’t end up doing. We walked across the swing bridge (kind of scary) and followed the “mining trail” which walks you through an old mining setup, with info on how they used to mine before it was all but destroyed by a huge earthquake.

Next stop – Punakaiki. Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. These are amazing limestone rock formations that have corroded over time to look like pancake layers. It’s at the ocean and the “blowholes” bit kicks in with the tide moving in and out and the sea water spraying up through the rock cavities. Awesome to watch, although it wasn’t too active on the day.

Our drive from here to Hokitika was rather nerve wracking. An empty fuel tank and no fuel for 90 km. We almost missed the beautiful coastline views. Not really.

Hokotika. We found the seaside camping site, booked in and went for a long walk on the beach. Beautiful views of the surrounding snow covered mountains. Now isn’t that a wonderful way to end a day?

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There is nothing like a weekend away up the West Coast.

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