Sunday, October 26, 2008

Table Mountain

Navigators loved this eminently recognisable landmark, but feared the treacherous seas around it - literally hundreds of ships have been wrecked around "the Fairest Cape." On Friday there was a howling gale and I had to brace myself against the car to be able to take this photo at all. Some of the tiny purple flowers are immune to high winds, but you can see why few indigenous trees survive in this area. The hardier kite surfers, on the other hand, have a ball - pictures tomorrow!