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The crescent shaped beach of Hout Bay is framed by the cliffs of (Chapmans Peak) and the Sentinel Mountain as shown in image. Once a fishing village isolated from Cape Town by the mountains, it is now a thriving suburb with its own waterfront, yacht basin and Sunday craft market.
In June and July the Red Bull Surf Competition is held at the Dungeons (to the left of the image) the basin of the mountain, which is below the Sentinel. The surfers only go out when the swell is over 6 metres. Not for the faint hearted, but also probably one of the few surf comps that you can watch from a boat. If your stomach can handle the swell.

Hout Bay Cape (Wood Bay) was named by Jan van Riebeek shortly after his arrival in Cape Town. It is one of Cape Towns most picturesque areas especially when the fishing boats and their accompanying seagulls return to the harbour after a day's fishing.
The harbour is a large exporter of crayfish and fish and home to the first of the Cape's waterfronts.

Shutter 1/160 @ F/10 ISO 100

Thank you for joining me as I discover some beautiful sunset images around Cape Town.

Oh, btw be nice to me; I have just disembarked off a yacht and still feeling sea sick! : )

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