Striates Skies No. 17 – Awesome View

Striated Skies

This weeks piece was taken whilst walking above Kirstenbosch Gardens. The mountain is an awesome view, and has an awesome view, much like many parts of Cape Town. Kirstenbosch pulls you into itself on arrival and you have no other option other than to embrace its beauty and relax.  When I moved to Cape Town I joined the Botanical Society in order to gain free access to this magnificent garden. This is a great idea if you use the garden often.  Nature is full of beauty and spending time in nature is rejuvenating for the soul…so put on your hiking shoes!!!

Cape Town Holiday – Day 1

First day in Cape Town after we had had a great night sleep in the Adlard’s spare IKEA beds, is was a saturday and we made our way down to the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, we were early and thus missed the traffic and the crowds.

Note to those travelling to Cape Town, if going to the biscuit Mill arrive early to get a good parking and go directly to the organic food market otherwise everything will be busy and most likely finished.

The biscuit mill is awesome, a great idea and is uplifting a suburb that was a little bit of a slum. It is however rather overpriced.

After leaving the mill we went back to the Adlards and all went off to Kirstenbosch Gardens for a picnic lunch under the trees. The Gardens are awesomely beautiful and a great place for a birthday, wedding, picnic or just to chill out with beauty all around you. We walked parts of the Garden but they are fairly large and thus didnt do the whole garden.

Note to travelers to Cape Town, when going to the Gardens, go early and spend the entire day there chilling under the mountain and taking in the beauty that is South Africa

After the Gardens we watched an awesome sunset behing the mountain from Pinelands.