Derek’s flight over Franschhoek and Theewaterskloof Dam
Last Thursday I posted about Our visit to Franschhoek and surrounds. Some of you might already know that Derek flies a Microlight: so as today is International Civil Aviation Day I thought I would like to share with you a special video Derek made for you on my request. It is a video showing the vistas of Franschhoek valley, then the view flying over the pass and then onto Theewaterskloof dam. I so enjoyed our trip out to this area a while back especially as I know how much Derek enjoys flying there.
Here is the video Flight over Franschhoek pass and Theewaterskloof dam 4 Jan 2020.
Please let me know if you have any problems with viewing it. The music is track 3 and track 1 of Celtic Inspiration. The two people you see in the video are Derek and his brother.
We experienced a water crises here in Cape Town in 2015 which peaked in 2017 through to 2018. We had 6 levels of water restrictions and were waiting for Day Zero which would start level 7. Thankfully it didn’t come to that but it was quite a scare as there was so little water. Theewaterskloof Dam is one of the main dams for Cape Town. Here in the following photos 1 , 2 , and 3: you can see how little water there is in the dam in the first photo compared to the third photo. I can’t express what joy and gratefulness we experienced as a community when the rains came and the drought was finally broken.
Special thanks to Derek for making the video for this blog.
Have a great week, till next time.