Last Saturday was African Penguin Awareness Day and penguins are very dear to our hearts. We took a drive down the coast to visit friends in Kleinmond, on the way we stopped in Betty’s Bay to visit the penguin colony at Stony Point. The Stony Point Nature Reserve is a small protected area, with walkways through an African Penguin Colony. We of course chose a wild and stormy day… clearly demonstrating that Cape Town is not quite finished with winter.
Throughout the area at Stony Point there are information boards up not only describing the local wildlife, but also explaining the history of the area and the remains of the whaling station that was in operation in the early 1900s.
The African Penguins
This is a sea bird watcher’s paradise, not to mention a bird photographer’s dream.
These little chaps all look as though they are dashing off to work…
And wherever you have rocky outcrops in the Western Cape you will also find dassies, and their sweet babies.
From there we went on to friends in Kleinmond…
The lagoon area was earily quiet… most likely because of the wild wild seas and stormy weather.
Even the colourful canoes were waiting for finer weather.
There was time for marshmallows and then home again… short and sweet.