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June 02, 2011

Big boat, little boat – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

This photograph of the SAS Mendi (F148) entering the Simon’s Town naval docks was taken from Long Beach. As with all the other ships of the Valour class, the Mendi is named after a famous South African battle and instance of great valour. In this case, it was the sinking of the SS Mendi in the English Channel during World War I.

SAS Mendi (F148)

308 - SAS Mendi (F148)

This photograph showing the Simon’s Town harbour was also taken from Long Beach. In front is the gaff schooner Coracle, owned and skippered by Dirk Schelling (the entire schooner is made from bamboo). In the background is the naval frigate SAS Amatola F145.It was commissioned in 2006, and is the first of four South African Valour class frigates.

SAS Amatola

305-SAS Amatola (F145) & Coracle

Fishing boats at Kalk Bay Harbour in the late afternoon. Essentially a fishing village, Kalk Bay is a working harbour where you can buy fresh fish straight off the boat.

Fishing boats

Kalk Bay Fishing Boats

This photo was taken from False Bay while relaxing at Fisherman’s Beach in Simon’s Town. A yacht was passing by on the horizon. Yet another spectacular day in the Cape.

Fisherman's Beach

Fisherman’s Beach

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Images ©  Marcus Gibbons - De’Marnique Photography’s photostream

 

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