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After a day of continual rain and wind, late afternoon saw the weather break and the sun made an appearance through the clouds. This shot was taken at Cape Columbine, a nature reserve just south of Paternoster.

The reserve at Cape Columbine, named for a ship wrecked on the coast, lies on a peninsular and covers 263 hectares of wild, rocky coastline. Declared a nature reserve only in 1973,. There is no development in the reserve save for the last manned lighthouse in South Africa. Huge round, pink granite rocks sit just inside the bays and t thick layers of black mussel shells line the beaches. Sea birds make their nests here and whales can be spotted out at sea. Vegetation is typical West Coast veld and ranges from West Coast fynbos to Succulent Karoo. In spring the area is transformed into a multi-hued tapestry of wild flowers.
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  • Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2627 W: 70 N: 6333] (28806)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-08-31
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-10-08 22:18
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