Just before sunset we returned to the Cape Peninsula for an evening reception and dinner at the Cape Point Winery. Along the way, we stopped again at a viewpoint on Chapman’s Peak Drive, across from Hout Bay. This time, we could barely see Hout Bay and the peninsula, as the area was quickly being enveloped by the rapidly blowing Atlantic Ocean fog. Quite a contrast with the midday view, below. For a few of us from the San Francisco Bay area, the changing scenery with the fog felt very familiar!
The fog was blowing across the bay and starting to climb up Chapman’s Peak Drive which only a few weeks before had been badly charred by a wide ranging fire. Note the little patch of green grass by my feet, in the midst of the fire burnt hillside, testimony to the way the winds capriciously moved the fire down the coast.
With sunset approaching, as we resumed our drive south to the winery the fog closed in on Hout Bay, with just the mountain tops peeking through the “whipped cream” fog.