Saturday, 21 January 2012

Table mountain and seashells

Hi everyone

To get a good view of the surrounding area Abby took me to the top of Table Mountain. Instead of being pointed like most mountains, Table Mountain is flat 'like a table' with very steep cliffs.
This is a view from the cable car

From the top of the mountain we had a fabulous view. We were 1,086 metres (3,563 ft) above sea level.
This is a view of Cape Town and the harbour

This is a view of Camps Bay Beach and the 12 Apostles coastline.

Later on the beach we found seashells and other interesting objects.
These are some of the shells we found

Some sponge
 
This is a tiny crayfish tail.


We even found some love periwinkles in a rock pool.

My favourite was this beautiful abalone shell.
Inside it is very shiny and colourful. This smooth surface stops the live animal from damaging its soft body against the shell.
This is the top view. Can you see the row of holes. The abalone breathes through these holes.
 
We had a great day.

You can click on the link below to see the objects I found washed up on my beach back in the UK.
 http://adventuresofedthebear.blogspot.com/2009/09/blog-post.html
 
Bye for now
 
Ed the Bear and Abby

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