Sunday, March 22, 2009

Day 2: Cape Town to Bontebok National Park

After a short night (there was a party in the bar of our backpackers, make sure to have some ear plugs with you...) we checked out and drove to Kalkbay to have breakfast with a friend. You'll get a fantastic breakfast at Olympia Deli where I had my best cheese omelet ever.

After being refueled we drove over to Boulders to take some photos of the penguins that live there. There's an area with restricted access which unfortunately had been closed because there were already too many people inside. In that area you can actually take a swim with the penguins. However you'll find penguins outside the restricted area nearby. Just walk across the parking towards the sea.

Then it was time to hit the road. Driving through the wine area of the Western Cape we arrived at Swellendam when it became dark. So we decided to look for a backpacker for the night. Driving through Swellendam we read our travel guide telling us Bontebok National Park is nearby including a campsite. Actually a great place to stay. See pics on day 3...

Arriving in the Bontebok National Park we've been received by a group of mountain zebras as well as a group of bonteboks. Shortly after that, a puff adder was crossing our way. Actually we found out that this is a quite poisonous snakes after talking to some people on the campsite.

more pics of day 2

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Day 1: Arrival in Cape Town

After a 10hrs flight we arrived in sunny Cape Town and received our rental car at Hertz. Cruising past a soccer staduim in construction we headed to Camps Bay (good view of Table Mountain) first for meeting a friend there. Apparently she was on a surf trip up the the west coast, so we decided to eat something and have a short nap on the beach.

With no waves in Camps Bay we headed to the other side of Cape Town to Muizenberg Beach. Waves were small and wind onshore, so we went down town to look for a place to stay for the frist night.

In Long Street which seems to be the party street in Cape Town we found a backpacker (Carnival Court), went out for dinner and a couple of beers.

more photos of day 1

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Locals Only Half Moon Bay, California

For more San Francisco area photos click on Simon's photostream.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

New self-made skate quiver

In the meanwhile I finished new DIY boards:

Rocket: 66x17cm, 7-ply birch, each 1 ply fibreglass on top and bottom.

Superfish: 86x21cm, 9-ply birch, nice flex

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Old School Skateboards Collection

While looking for some nice old school skate shapes, I found this blog entry of someone collecting old school skateboards. Unfortunately the blog is not kept up to date...

DIY: print on wood alternative method

Besides using the toner transfer method, I found a method called "acrylic matte medium transfer" which can also be applied for transfering graphics on any sort of material, e.g. wood.

I tried it with some acrylic varnish, however the results with matte medium seem to produce better results:

Free design stuff

Looking for some free vetors, fonts, photos, ...?