One for the wine snobs to think about … Lorries fully loaded with grapes from Villiersdorp on their way to Franschhoek on the other side of the pass in the Western Cape, South Africa. Next time when I drink a wine with a label mentioning ‘Wine of origin Franschhoek’ I won’t take that for granted….
Some turbulence in the sky.
When I looked this week into the festivities dedicated to Earth Hour within South Africa I discovered that it in fact had nothing to do with ‘carbon footprint’ and so on. It’s all about food, drink and parties and here and there, for one hour only, the lights are switched off such as those of Table Mountain. We kept it quiet in our street. The local municipality did not switch the street lights of as promised but than these lights are very low in energy use (contrary with those in Cape Town BTW). We just sat on the verandah in the dark and watched the movement above us. One of the neighbours went to Hermanus with the family to celebrate the Earth Hour party over there; seemingly not realising the ‘carbon footprint’ the car left behind ….. 😉