Sunday Cruisin’ – A Monument to German Engineering (WPC)

The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is “Monument” in any form.

What seems to be a more fitting Monument for German Motorcycle Engineering Prowess than this- an antique old Beemer on a Sunday Cruise…

No, I don’t have permission from the people on this photo. And I took a hasty photo on my mobile phone in the Streets of Melkbosstrand.  I would love a slightly different angle on this one…

But this activity- I get! A dad driving around with his son on a vintage BMW. On one of the beautiful March days that the Cape sometimes have. I have no clue which model. It looks like one of the older smaller ones- a 25o cc? BMW fanatics, please help?

IMG_2092If this is you: Please may I use this photo for this purpose?

If you know this rider- please ask him?

And if you know the bike, share the info?


Cape Town Day 2


This morning the Cape region woke up to a beautiful day!  My host, some family and friends started this morning with a 12 km hike. I drove the backup vehicle, a Audi A3, red… what a car! 

We had breakfast at the News Café overlooking Table Mountain… ( from Table View)


At Melkbosstrand’s purple Ice cream shop I had a very good cone… world class ice cream! (I happen to know the guy who makes the ice cream mix in his factory, in fact I had breakfast with him this morning!)

This afternoon was amazing! My friend had to officiate at the wedding of Miss Fitness South Africa.  And I was a pirate viewer, I sat on a balcony in the beautiful old Dutch Reformed Church of Riebeek Kasteel.  I did take a photo of the bride and groom, but will respect their privacy.  Yes, she is stunningly beautiful, and he is very handsome.  I really hope that Tiaan and Kim will have an amazing life together, may they truly be happy!

The bike ride there was so good, I have never been to the twin towns of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West before… this is the pass from Malmesbury to there:


We had an amazing time, but most of my photos are on my camera, and I dont have access to a computer to download it.  Perhaps after the tour…

Sunset at Melkbosstrand was another picture!


I took a photo of these life guard stations last year. I walked to the supermarket to buy some groceries. On my way back, the sun finally set on a beautiful day..


And, to share it with my friends from Minnesota, over at Patrons of the Pit, I prepared dinner for me, my friend and his daugter.  We had a BRAAI: a barbeque. We had some lamb chops, some Boerewors, our local sausage. And also some “pap & sous” An African dish made with ground corn flour (mieliepap!) and a tomato and onion relish.  This is the barbeque pit Cape Town style: because of the famous winds around here, specially the south easter, all barbequing takes place inside the house with a well ventilated chimney. What about the smoke? It gets blown all the way to Brazil, across the ocean from here.


Today was an awesome day! And tomorrow our Word Riders tour starts. i am not sure when I will have access to wifi, I will try to keep you posted!

The letter L- Sunday Stills

Back to normality- Ed has set the challenge of photos beginning with the letter L for this week.

Let’s try…


Lantern- my photo, I made it a bit old…




Lifeguard Seat- Melkbosstrand, Western CApe, South Africa


Lily, more specifically a Day Lily


Lamenting wife statue


Loftus, the hallowed rugby stadium in Pretoria, home of the Blue Bulls rugby team… and my three sons with me there one Saturday afternoon…




South African Landscapes- Sunday Stills

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Landscapes

Posted on October 6, 2013 by 

For this week its all about wide open vistas, mountains, meadows, canyons, seascapes.ect… baiscally its a chance to showcase the land in which we live….


My favourite landscape in South Africa is this one, taken from the bench on the road between Melkbosstrand and Bloubergstrand:


But that is 1000 miles away from me (1650 km precisely). So one of my favourite parts in our region to go on a ride- the road between Potgietersrust (Mokopane) past Hanglip to Marken:


Around our town this would be a typical landscape- quite dry, and thousands of different types of trees, birds and all the animals you saw in Disney’s Lion King…


My heart longs for the sea…

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Your Favorite Thing or Things to Photograph

This week’s topic is Your Favorite Thing or Things to Photograph.


I am having an extremely busy time as a pastor at the moment. Friday is my day off, but today I have a funeral to lead, and next week is the start of our annual Church Fete…  So there is now 3 weeks of working 7 days a week, without one day to just ride my motorbike…

When you ask about favourite things, I should post a photo of my bike. But right now, living 500 miles (800km) from the nearest beach, I really, really long for some seawater on my skin…

So- out of my Sea collection this contribution this morning:

Melkbosstrand, Cape Town, South Africa

Melkbosstrand, Cape Town, South Africa

But hang on, I can do both… My Aprilia at the Southern point of Africa, one of these pops up on my header every now and then, this one shows the lighthouse of Cape Agulhas in the background…

Aprilia Pegaso at Cape Agulhas, southern point of African continent...

Aprilia Pegaso at Cape Agulhas, southern point of African continent…

Sweet- Weekly Travel Challenge

Travel theme: Sweet

This might be a bit naughty in some people’s eyes. If you are a sensitive viewer to the art of chocolate, please do not look further. It is just chocolate, not porn…

I saw this lovely display of the chocolateer’s art at the wonderful city of Brugge in Belgium.  I loved the theme on display in the window…


I love chocolate!

Another old favourite is the Ice cream cone at Melkbosstrand, just outside Cape Town…  One of the best in the world!


Let’s visit Melkbosstrand…

I have been staying at a good friend’s house while waiting for Sunday’s service in the small nearby town… Melkbosstrand is a lovely beachside town. The whole time we are here in the Cape is rainy and stormy weather prevails. But yesterday, just for a few minutes, nature lifted the curtains to show that the Cape still is beautiful!

This is what I saw during a short stroll along the beach: