Sunday, June 4, 2017

Atlantic Shower

It's an unusual photo this one, of a shower on one of the small beaches on Cape Town's Atlantic coast. Whether it is used more by bathers or by vagrants is anyone's guess. The ocean on our Atlantic coast is often described as "icy cold", while the water on the other side of the city is often described as "warm". The water temperatures are influenced by the Benguela and Agulhas currents. OBSERVATION: I was taught at school that the Benguela current came from the Antarctic. That view has since changed, as our understanding of ocean currents has deepened.

POSTSCRIPT: A few days later, this shower was destroyed in a storm.

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