“It’s become a bit of a tradition for me to fly the Peninsula every year on the day of the Cape Town Cycle Tour…” wrote Marine Conservation Photographer, Jean Tresfon in the opening of his photo-series.
Amongst the captivating images, Tresfon notes that the start of the journey began overhead the coast at Blouberg and followed it to the V&A Waterfront, passing the Milnerton Market along Marine Drive on the way.
Tresfon expressed concern for the plastic rubbish he saw, the delight of the paddlers in Granger and Three Anchor Bay, and of course the excitement of gazing at the cycle tour from above, which he admits he found difficult to watch.
This is because his gaze “kept returning to the sea and at Oudeschip,” where a huge raft of Cape fur seals feeding voraciously on an unfortunate fish shoal,” were spotted.
Dusky dolphins, the mass of cyclists flying along Chapman’s Peak and surfers at Noordhoek, Kommetjie and Scarborough, clearly making the most of being locked in place by the various road closures, were all a part of his encounters.
Take a look and fly above Cape Town to see our city from a new perspective – that of Tresfon’s brilliant bird’s eye view.
The Milnerton Market on Marine Drive
Lay Vessel, North Ocean 105 cruises on steadily
A ‘little’ yellow Jetranger ZS-RJK takes off over the Table Bay Harbour breakwater.
The Kaskazi Kayaks crew heading out from Three Anchor Bay.
Cape Town Cycle Tour 2021 at Koeèl Bay, Oudekraal
Sandy Bay and her explorers
‘Shallow water ocean abstract’
‘Blood on the rocks at the Duiker Island fur seal colony… ‘
‘Buffel the elephant seal dwarfs the cape fur seals around him as he lies with the latest victim of his affections’
Hout Bay, near Dungeons next to the Sentinel. A Rocky Haven
Dusky dolphins on the hunt in Hout Bay
A few cycle racers and their scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive route.
‘Board meeting on Noordhoek Beach’
‘Surfers at the Schusters River mouth at Scarborough’
‘Strandfontein treinetters launching through the surf’
‘NSRI Station 10 standing by at Kalk Bay harbour’
‘The shark exclusion barrier deployed in Fish Hoek bay’
‘Miller’s Point traffic jam as the boats queue to get back onto dry land’
‘The Cable Restorer cut down to the waterline.’
The lone ‘Long Beach swimmer’
‘Simonstown trek net vessel lying in readiness’
All pictures: Jean Tresfon