Date: 5 January 2010
Location: Mouille Point
Previous walk in Mouille Point here.
I had a little bit of time to kill before meeting friends for drinks so took myself for a quick walk along the promenade in Mouille Point, doing a circuit around the lighthouse.
It was the hottest day we've had this summer - so far!
The sea was surprisingly rough considering it was such a still day. The waves were crashing up and over the barrier. I watched some kids enjoying the water and was myself grateful for the cool damp sea spray.
Although the strip is mostly all high-rises now there are still some smaller buildings. Behind them one can see Signal Hill with Table Mountain and Devil's Peak in the distance. I live in such a beautiful city!
And then there is the new Cape Town stadium. It is huge and towers like a giant mushroom or flying saucer behind the rows of apartments.
I think it is crazy to have built a sports stadium in this location. Yet, seen in its entirety it is a rather pleasing shape. I'm keen to see it up close and, if my application for tickets is successful, will attend a World Cup soccer match there later this year.
(Photos by Helen)