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Old 04-14-2012, 09:33 PM
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I love flying in Cape Town, and here's a series of random shots to help explain why...

Overhead Hout Bay...



Southern Right whale and calf off Muizenberg Beach



Overtaken by R44 ZS-RKT along Muizenberg Beach



Colourful bathing huts from the last century at St James beach



Learjet flying ZU-EPZ in the sunset light



Cape Point from 4000ft (note the current line)



The Seli1 shipwreck off Blouberg beach is long beyond refloating as originally envisioned



Table Mountain as seen from Blouberg on a classic day



Cape Town's new stadium with Table Bay harbour in the background



A great white shark swims in the shallow water off Monwabisi Beach



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Old 04-14-2012, 09:35 PM
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A couple more...

Table Mountain forms an impressive backdrop to the waterfront and city centre



The quaint beach houses at Smitswinkel Bay



Following the sandstone cliffs at Strandfontein



My shadow while doing a touch & go at Fisantekraal



Preparing the new tidal pool at the Strandfontein Pavillion



Muizenberg Corner looking towards Fish Hoek



Overhead Cape Point at 2000ft... not many dry landing options here



The Sentinel and Hout Bay seen from above Champman's Peak



Shark spotting along the Strandfontein Coast



PPC's cement factory at De Hoek near Piketberg



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Old 04-14-2012, 09:37 PM
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And the last few...

Insanity... a lone paddle-skier 500m offshore at Monwabisi in the area with the probably the highest population density of great white sharks



Overhead Sandy Bay heading for the Twelve Apostles



Sol Kerner's new One & Only Hotel in the Victoria & Alfred Basin at the Waterfront



Learjet in ZU-EPZ overhead Gordon's Bay



Cape Town's Container Terminal, currently undergoing a R5.4mil upgrade



Atlantic Beach Golf Estate near Melkbos



Big Bay Point and Blouberg in the sunset light



Cape Town's White Elephant... the new soccer stadium built for the World Cup



Hout Bay harbour



Cape Point from a more unusual viewpoint



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Old 04-14-2012, 11:25 PM
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Wow. Very nice. Makes me want to visit Cape Town.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:55 AM
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great pics Jean - let's go flying
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:26 AM
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That's beautiful. And very well photographed.
I bet, the guy in the kayak looks up and thinks, "that is insanely dangerous"

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Wow you really do have some of the most beautiful coastline to fly over.

Thanks for taking us on your grand adventure!!!
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WOW! Stan
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My gyro adventures began in Capetown. Your pictures leave mine dead in the water. Gorgeous place, I'd go back in a heartbeat!

Thanks for sharing!
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Lovely pics..I'm an ex Fish Hoek lad and I know every photo. I take it you picked your days very carefully to fly as I know that South Easter is ever prevalent and it doesn't much drop under 30 knots!
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Thanks Jean,

Those are fantastic photos and a great place to fly. Thanks for taking the time to share your journeys.

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