African Pengiun, Boulder Beach, Cape Point, Cape Town, granite boulders, hippotamus, Native American Proverb, penguin colony, Simon's Town, South Africa, Table Mountain National Park, windmill beach, World environment day
A view of Simon’s Town from Redhill
Today is World Environment day, so I thought I would put up some photographs of the environment. I live within walking distance of the famous Boulders Beach.
Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. It is located in the Cape Peninsula, near Simon’s Town towards Cape Point, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is also commonly known as Boulders Bay.
It is a popular tourist stop because of a colony of African Penguins which settled there in 1982. Boulders Beach forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.
From just two breeding pairs in 1982, the penguin colony has grown to about 3,000 in recent years. This is partly due to the reduction in commercial pelagic trawling in False Bay, which has increased the supply of pilchards and anchovy, which form part of the penguins’ diet.
Local traders have set up stalls selling their carvings. Here we have a smiling Hippotamus.
Boulders look like Elephant statues.
The prefect swimming beach at Windmill Beach which is South of Boulders Beach. Here you can swim with the Penguins.
More rocks looking like crouched “Eagles.
Anemone shells can be found after high tide.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”. ~Native American Proverb