Scantily Clad Jogger Lycra Larry Takes YouTube by Storm – Amazing Whale Pictures from Cape Town

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This morning I strolled onto my balcony in Cape Town’s pleasant coastal village of Llandudno to be confronted by lots of whales frolicking in the ocean. Normally most people say that November is a good time of year for whale spotting around Cape Town and although in the past this has certainly been the case today is February 28th! Before breakfast I spotted four groupings of whales, one in Sandy Bay which I noticed from my kitchen window as I prepared the day’s first coffee. The other three groups were playing around near Sunset Rocks which is right in front of my balcony.

Sunset Rocks (left) and Sandy Bay beach (right) taken from Karbunkel Mountain near Cape Town

Sunset Rocks (left) and Sandy Bay beach (right) taken from Karbunkel Mountain near Cape Town

When I first got up (about 6:00 a.m.) the whales were still quite some way out so I popped out to Hout Bay to get some provisions and by the time I returned they had moved closer to the shore. Rather than simply tell everybody about this incredible sight I decided to get the camera out and start shooting. The photographs below are a selection from the day’s shots – they were all taken around 10:00 a.m. before I trotted across the rocks to Sandy Bay to get some exercise. All are high definition so just click on them if you want to see more detail.

Whale about to plunge near Sunset Rocks ( Llandudno, Cape Town) by Chris Duggleby Feb 28th 2015

Two whales, one about to plunge, near Sunset Rocks ( Llandudno, Cape Town) by Chris Duggleby Feb 28th 2015

Whale taken from Sunset Rocks Feb 28th 2015

Distant whale (to the top left) showing the rock formation where most activity took place today (Sunset Rocks) Feb 28th 2015

Whale taken from Sunset Rocks Feb 28th 2015

Whale popping its head above the waves near Sunset Rocks on Feb 28th 2015

Whale taken from Sunset Rocks Feb 28th 2015

Whale flipper near Sunset Rocks on Feb 28th 2015

Whale taken from Sunset Rocks Feb 28th 2015

Whale taken from Sunset Rocks Feb 28th 2015

Two whales from the three groups playing around Sunset Rocks on Feb 28th 2015

Two whales from the three groups playing around Sunset Rocks on Feb 28th 2015

Whale taken from Sunset Rocks Feb 28th 2015

Another whale flipper close to Sunset Rocks on Feb 28th 2015

Whale popping its head out of the water near Sunset Rocks Feb 28th 2015

Whale popping its head out of the water near Sunset Rocks Feb 28th 2015

Whale having a bit of a spout near Sunset Rocks on Feb 28th 2015

Whales ‘spouting off’ near Sunset Rocks on Feb 28th 2015

Large whale gliding past Sunset Rocks on Feb 28th 2015

Large whale gliding past Sunset Rocks on Feb 28th 2015

Whale photo including the shoreline to show how close inland they came on Feb 28th 2015

Whale photo including the shoreline to show how close inland they came on Feb 28th 2015

Whale diving close to Sunset Rocks on Feb 28th 2015

Whale diving close to Sunset Rocks on Feb 28th 2015

Now after all that nautical excitement let me introduce you to the second subject of this week’s blog. Many of us have over indulged somewhat over the festive period – and for those people higher up in the northern hemisphere the weather has not been conducive to going out and exercising. Regular visitors to this blog will know that I often share my latest musical ‘deviations’ on this website and recently some ladies asked me if I could produce a piece of music to motivate them into doing more exercise.

My response to this request was the song ‘Lycra Larry‘. It combines a nifty little rhythm (but not too strenuous) with a story of fashion, passion, pain and embarrassment – yes all the key elements of a good soap. So without further discourse let me introduce you to Lycra Larry – I hope it provides you with the appropriate degree of motivation.

 

If you would like to hear more of my fun songs the TRANSFORMATES 變 Music Project‘s website for similar little ditties can be found here. Lycra Larry will also be featured on the TRANSFORMATES 變 new Album: ‘Songs of Fun, Deviants and Eunuchs‘, which will be available from all good music suppliers shortly (with 12 lovely tracks)

If you would like to see some more pictures and info about whales please see my earlier blog articles here and here.

Oh… and by the way Sunset Rocks isn’t just good for spotting whales – the sunsets are not bad either (see below and also my blogs here and here). Have a great weekend.

Chris Duggleby

1 Sunset at Sunset Rocks (Llandudno, near Cape Town) taken by Chris Duggleby 2 Sunset at Sunset Rocks 3 Sunset at Sunset Rocks

Oh – and also the moon sets!

Balcony picture taken showing Sunset Rocks, Llandudno, during a full moon

Balcony picture taken showing Sunset Rocks, Llandudno, during a full moon

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4 thoughts on “Scantily Clad Jogger Lycra Larry Takes YouTube by Storm – Amazing Whale Pictures from Cape Town

  1. Your humor and rhyme are great. Also interesting about the whales so I looked them up. Seems as though the whales at your place are extremely early or extremely late. As to ‘playing’, from what I concur, they are seriously courting! A glorious place to drink some tea. (And I think you’re probably Mr. Lycra. lol).

    • Thanks Linda,
      yes I am sure you have noticed that my video’s tend to have a ‘home made’ flavour about them – and the models are incredibly cheap!
      Have fun,
      Chris.

  2. Love the whale pics! I am quite envious! And the song was good for a laugh! then the glorious African sunsets! I do remember well!

    • Thanks Sally,
      I have just added a link to one of my earlier ‘whale pic’ blogs – that time they were actually jumping out of the water! The ocean is much quieter as I type away this morning (time to work on a bit of Handel),
      Kind regards,
      Chris.

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