Archive | August, 2012

What is a Blue Moon?

Just incase you didn’t know what it is, here’s a quick explanation. A blue moon is the second full moon in a month. A blue moon only happens once every 2-3 years because a month is on average 30.5 days and the full moon cycle is 29.5 days. The next blue moon will occur in […]

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Lion’s Head Run: Short, Tough and Ultimately Satisfying

Over the past few weeks we have had one or two days of intermittent sunshine to remind us that our blazing African champion has not forsaken us and that summer is a mere few months away. On these days I have looked out towards Table Mountain and Lion’s Head and told myself that the next […]

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Snow Capped: a Weekend in Matroosberg

On a typical wintery morning I wokeup and checked the weather forecast and to my suprise there was a massive storm on the way which was forecast to hit landfall on Friday night/ Saturday morning. Knowing that this would almost definitely result in snow in the Matroosberg mountains I immediately phoned around looking for nearby […]

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Cape Town HOLI Party Coming Our Way!

Cape Town, get excited! For anyone who has not heard, the HOLI party, of German and Spanish fame and stemming from the Indian celebration from whence its name is drawn, is set to make an appearance for the first time in Africa in our very city! Sorry for all the exclamations but this is actually something […]

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David Attenborough: The Great White Shark

The first post for Shark Week ’12 is of an awesome documentary by David Attenborough. If you can’t watch it now, bookmark it and watch it this evening, you won’t regret it. Enjoy

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Massive Storm, what does it mean?

Ok so you’ve seen the windguru forecasts & heard about the massive 6-9m swell & 50 knot winds, but what does this mean? Will it just be another wet & rainy weekend? I’ve got a few ideas you can use to witness some of mother natures ferocity and will explain how it’ll affect us. August […]

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Tourist in my own City #LoveCapeTown

Lately I’ve been chatting to a few friends and we’ve all come to the conclusion that we’ve gotten too used to seeing Cape Town’s iconic landmarks and scenery. A prime example is Table Mountain, it’s awesome and I love it but I just don’t have that same excitement as a tourist seeing it for their […]

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Fermin the Whale Shark Marred by Propellor Lacerations

Last night a friend sent me a link to the story of Fermin, the juvenile male whale shark frequenting the feeding areas of Tan-Awan in the Phillipines. I have linked the story at the end of this article but, to summarize, the gist of it surrounds the dangers faced by these mesmeric gentle giants of […]

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Burkino Faso Plastic Bag Recycling [video]

Whenever I travel through poorer communities I’m always fascinated by the amount of talent I see. Roadside vendors make the most beautiful crafts, curios and artwork and sell them for next to nothing. In South Africa you see curios being sold at most intersections and they range from wire sheep to feather dusters. In Burkino […]

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