Fire on Table Mountain


TableMT Fires

Night View of Table Mountain Fire

With hot summer weather in Cape Town vegetation on Table Mountain often catches fire. Some fires are minor, others more serious. There was a large fire last week.

The beloved mountain is carefully monitored and Capetonians take summer fires in stride as part of the weather pattern.  A friendly local shared an article from the Cape Times about the Cape’s unique vegetation (called fynbos) and seasonal fires. The article was written by Dr. Simon Pooley, author of Burning Table Mountain: An Environmental History of Fire on the Cape Peninsula.

The smoke on Sunday evening was heavy reminding me of fires in the Oregon Cascades last year. This morning it’s clear with another beautiful day on the way.

Found an amazing pizzeria near the apartment – Col’ Cacchio – with very Italiano pasta and pizza. They use a wood-fired oven to make the thin-crust pizza – delicious. The salads are also fantastic! The pizzeria is in a beautiful old wharf building with 30 ft. + ceilings. The décor includes multi-color protea flowers and terra cotta colored walls.

Feeling less jet lagged today :)….

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