But the reason I include it on P day is because it shows ‘Mr Pietersen and the Guys’ (that’s him second left) who we came across playing at the waterfront every time we went there and presumably they performed there seven days a week.
They played selections of popular tunes in a chintzy sort of way that was perfect for the place, but I found a better use for their CDs — to placate my mood when negotiating the hectic Cape Town traffic. It was remarkably calming. Here’s Mr Pietersen & Co playing Paper Moon:
My penultimate P is a potjie, not unlike the one in the photo on the right that I came across in the Ou Tronk in Riversdale which I wrote about last week.
Simply, a potjie is a cast iron pot used for cooking over an open fire to make the most delicious, slow-cooked stew of layered meat and vegetables.
The colony of African Penguins was established there in 1982 as part of the Table Mountain National Park.
The beach itself is sheltered and is made up of huge granite boulders, hence the name.
African Penguins can be found around the coast, from Namibia, south to the Cape and all the way to Port Elizabeth on the Eastern Cape.
They were previously known as Jackass Penguins because of their distinctive donkey-like bray and their presence also gives the name to the Penguin Islands off the coast of Namibia.
And, of course, they are protected and looked after as you can see from my snap of the Penguin Rescue Unit vehicle that passed by on patrol.