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One of the reasons we took our South African road trip when we did was to see the annual wild-flower displays. Something we had often talked about wanting to see.
A drive from Paternoster to Langebaan and the West Coast National Park rewarded us with huge drifts of spring wild flowers. Pictured here you can see Blue Flax and white Cape Daisies. In the back ground you can see the Langebaan Lagoon which was formed by the rising and falling of sea levels during pre-historic times. This is unlike most lagoons which form where fresh water rivers enter the sea. As a result, Langebaan Lagoon is a purely salt water lagoon.

The title is a quote from Sir Francis Drake who in 1580 declared the Cape 'The fairest Cape in all the world"

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