Table Mountain reminded us today who is boss. This mountain doesn’t like to be ignored or taken lightly. The wind buffeted the city of Cape Town to the point where a cycle race which had been planned this weekend had to be cancelled. The bikers were shifted along, effortlessly by huge gusts of wind, which whistled through buildings and crevices. Table Mountain is one of the oldest mountains on earth, six times older than the Himalayas and five times older than the Rockies.
The clouds rolled over the mountain top like a frothy macchiato. No takers though to spoon it off the top. So the day was spent in the friendly vineyards of the Fransschoek tasting the lovely pinots and the chardonnays. Lunch was under a familiar vine. I felt right at home.