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This week I am going to restrict myself to only showing you pictures taken from my balcony (with a few pictures of a my neighbours’ properties to show you what is available nearby). One of the reasons I come here is to be able to focus on writing without too many distractions (you can visit one of my latest creations at www.transformates.com). In fact I do not even allow myself to have a car here, which can be a challenge because Llandudno and Sunset Rocks do not have any shops or restaurants. I will explain how I solved that problem in a later blog article.
Without a car I am forced to walk to my two local beaches which ensures I get some exercise (if you are interested in seeing what these beaches look like please visit my previous articles on Llandudno and Sandy Bay Beaches – they are both about 15-20 minutes walk from the apartment).
Let me explain how Sunset Rocks got its name. Actually the pictures above and below do not need much further explanation….
Although this location was named after its sunsets I find that the setting of the moon is also magical, especially when we have a full moon like the one below. All of these photographs are taken from my balcony which is convenient because in order to catch the moon setting I often need to jump out of bed in the middle of the night (don’t worry you wont find my night attire featured in any of these photographs!).
Just taking a picture of the moon on its own can be a bit boring so in the picture below I managed to capture my next door neighbour’s house (many thanks to ‘Villa Lara’) which adds a little human interest to the scene.
Moving away from the night let us now take a look at the views from my voluntary balcony imprisonment during the day time. The first picture captures the view to the left of the balcony featuring the Karbonkelberg Mountain and Sandy Bay beach with its surrounding rocks and other interesting distractions (don’t worry no mid-day telescopic lens photos of Cape Town’s famous nudist beach will be featured in this highly ‘respectable’ website – unless by accident!).
The photograph below presents a panoramic view of the ocean as seen looking directly out from the balcony. As with all my pictures this has been taken in high-definition. If you want to see more detail on any photographs just click with your cursor over the picture and you will see a high-definition version. Then use the backward arrow on your browser to get back to this page.
To the right of my balcony I get quite a different view. Here you can see the back-side of the 12 Apostles mountain range. The shot below was taken as the sun was setting which creates some stunning red colours.
As the sun sets on one side we often get the moon rising from the other direction. The photograph below captured the moon just as it rose over the 12 Apostles Mountain (again from the balcony).
In my earlier article about Llandudno I mentioned that in this ‘village’ we have some of the most expensive real estate in cape town – US $2-3m would get you a fairly average place. The next 4 pictures are of some of my other neighbours to share with you a selection of the homes that are available around Sunset Rocks.
Coming back to my more modest roof top apartment with its very discreet balcony I noticed in the last few days that my New Zealand Christmas Tree has acquired its first flower. This is where I hang my Christmas Lights – more on that in a later article.
Although I live a somewhat reclusive existence I am never short of visits from beautiful birds. Here are a couple of pretty singers that popped over to entertain RISKKO and myself on the balcony.
…..and occasionally we get a really sophisticated bird calling in like the one below…
As the sun sets our pretty visitors have to return to their homes…..
Since the theme of this week’s article is ‘Sunset Rocks’ let me leave you with some more photographs of impressive sunsets and moonsets that I have recently witnessed. If you have any comments or questions please do not hesitate to use the comments box at the bottom of the article.
Time now for a sundowner!
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