Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lunch at Kalk Bay

I don't know who ate what, but on the table were mussels, fish, salad and polenta.

Gimme a piece of crusty bread to sop up that juice!

And now for your edification and interest:

Kalk Bay is a fishing village on the coast of False Bay, South Africa, and is now a suburb of greater Cape Town. It lies between the ocean and sharply rising mountainous heights that are buttressed by crags of grey sandstone.  A literal translation from the Dutch/Afrikaans name "Kalkbaai" is "Lime Bay". This derives from the vast deposits of mussel shells found there, which early settlers burned to make lime for construction. Lime kilns to roast mussel shells are still found along the west coast. The railway from the central business district of Cape Town to  Simon's Town passes through Kalk Bay and in some places the line is only metres from the water's edge.

You can see the railroad tracks here:

Kalk Bay Harbor

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