None of the things I said I hadn’t done yesterday have been done, aside from the braai which was actually in Simonstown, and not Fishhoek. No harm done, since we found this out just before we set off for Fishhoek, which is on the way to Simonstown anyway.
The braai – at the posh yacht club, nogal – was a lot of fun with plenty of waterborne activities for the kids, and The Boy Wonder set up a timelapse to record (some of) the afternoon while I slaved over the hot coals.
Not bad for a entry level mobile phone on an entry level tripod. Colour me impressed.
Now I really need to make a start on those jobs I needed to have done a couple of days ago.
Not me. But America was, and they celebrated their 2017th birthday just yesterday.
Incidentally, the 5th July is Tynwald Day, so the Isle of Man is celebrating its birthday today. Who would have thought that two such great – yet completely different – nations would be born just one day apart?
The Manx are typically understated in their celebrations, but of course the Yanx are known for their excessive weight exuberance, and they have fireworks. Here’s a great timelapse of just how that looked last year over Los Angeles – which is basically their version of Port Erin:
Some trippy moments from 11 seconds onwards, but stick with it – you can afford the forty-nine seconds that it takes to get through. The aircraft heading in and out of the local airport only add to the effect, although the camera’s focus on them is rather LAX.
I’m so sorry.
Happy American Independence Day and/or Laa Tinvaal Mie – whichever one is more relevant to you.
Yes, I know about American Independence and the history of Tynwald.
I’m ever so slightly behind the curve on this one. I blame the Sun lighting my solar eleventh house. Uranus is rising.
Behold the return of Brendon Wainwright with his latest offering, I Am Cape Town 3.
This following hot… well… lukewarm,m anyway on the heels of I Am Cape Town and I Am Cape Town 2. And what he lacks in imaginative titling skills, he certainly makes up for in his photographic ability.
And yes, you’ll probably already have noticed that this one is in glorious 4K. And if you’re fortunate enough to have a 4K TV *waves*, it’s going to look pretty amazing in the corner of your living room.
The music – always an important part of these things is – by Ludovico Einaudi wannabe Stefan Kruger.