Setting Table Mountain

by Andrew Stein

Table Mountain 1

Although I hiked to the top of Cape Town’s famous mountain only the other day, I could not resist returning to its summit to enjoy a clear sunset.  Luckily, there is a shortcut to the top by means of a cable car.

Even on a clear day, the table cloth, an appropriately named layer of clouds that fly over Table Mountain every afternoon, appears as the rock of the mountain begins to cool.  The clouds, the mountain, the ocean, and the city all make for an unforgettable sunset.

Table Mountain 2

Table Mountain 3