Peninsula Spin

11 Jul

On Saturday my husband and I were lucky enough to be treated to a flight around the Cape Peninsula in a tiny 4-seater aeroplane.  This amazing experience was a wedding present from our friend who is a pilot.   I was a bit nervous about going in such a small plane, but it turned out to be  anything but scary and we couldn’t have wished for more perfect, breathless (and unseasonal!) Cape Town weather.

From the Cape Town international airport we headed straight towards the coast, passing over Muizenburg, round Simonstown, dipping past the peninsula, soaring over Hout Bay and Llandadno, low past Chapmans peak, then along the trendy Camps Bay and Clifton beaches.  Coming around Lion’s Head the Greenpoint Stadium looks even more massive than from ground level.  Past the Harbour and CBD towards the Newlands rugby and cricket stadiums, and then finally a few circles over Pinelands before returning to reality at ground level.

Too many words won’t do justice to the experience; suffice to say that I have never experienced the world in 3D quite like that before. I hope that a few amateur photos give a glimpse of what a beautiful part of South Africa we live in.

Our Piper Cherokee

Our Piper Cherokee

 

Muizenburg

Muizenburg

 

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach

 

Cape Point

Cape Point

 

Chapmans Peak Drive

Chapmans Peak Drive

 

 

Clifton

Clifton

 

Greenpoint

Greenpoint

 

The Controls

The Controls

 

 

 

 

One Response to “Peninsula Spin”

  1. Anne July 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    Getting a bird’s eye view of the country is an amazing way of gaining a broader (should that be deeper?) perspective of where we live. From your pictures, this flight looks as though it should feature on every town’s ‘what to do’ list!

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