July 07, 2009
Hout Bay view – Flickr pic of the day
Paul says, “Hout Bay (meaning Wood Bay) is so named because of the forests early settlers found there – some still visible in the extreme upper right-hand corner of this picture. This proved an invaluable source of wood for ship repairs, carpentry etc.
“Chapman’s Peak is the most dramatic point of a magnificent coastal drive, and one of the most famous unconformities on planet Earth. In simple terms, this refers to how two distinct geological processes merge to form one structure. In the case of Chapman’s Peak the two distinct areas are orange sandstone sediments topping grey igneous granite.
“This picture was taken in early January of 2008, shortly after midday. The stunning scenery that is ubiquitous in Cape Town partly accounts for why it is my favourite city on Earth (and why I am moving there permanently from the UK in a week and a half!).”
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Image © Paul Tosio