Tablecloth

… do Capetonians call this weather penomenon …
… when the cloud seems to be almost solid and impenetrable. If I was American I’d accuse the Chinese govt for it or reactivate the old extraterrestial aliens conspiracy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

In fact we have this cloud formation quite often, it’s just that nobody looks at the mountain much. If you’d wake up with that view every morning since more than 20 years, you’d also just shrug.

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  1. “The Tablecloth is a natural phenomenon that occurs on the top of Table Mountain, a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town, South Africa. It refers to the cloud that forms over the mountain and covers its flat top, giving the appearance of a white “tablecloth” draped over the mountain.

    The Tablecloth phenomenon is caused by the interaction of different air masses, temperature changes, and wind patterns over the mountain. When warm and moist air from the ocean rises and encounters the cooler air at the top of the mountain, it condenses and forms clouds that get trapped over the flat top of the mountain, often obscuring the view of the city below.

    The Tablecloth is a popular sightseeing attraction and an iconic symbol of Cape Town. Visitors to the city often take the cable car up to the top of Table Mountain to experience the Tablecloth phenomenon and enjoy the panoramic views of the city and the surrounding coastline.

    The Tablecloth also has cultural significance for the indigenous Khoisan people, who believe that the clouds are a manifestation of the powerful spirit of their ancestors. In their culture, the Tablecloth is seen as a sacred symbol of renewal and cleansing, and they perform rituals and ceremonies on the mountain to honor the spirits and seek their guidance.”

    My little bro wrote that! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Your little bro is a romanticist, JMC. There be no Khoisan around anymore, except somewhere mixed in the genes of the invading Xhosa and other Bantu tribes. If you wanna see any real khoisan you must visit the Northern Cape province, the Kalahari and Namibia.

      And visitors better stay down in the city and at the beaches (looking at the peaches) since there ain’t much of sightseeing to be enjoyed when your head’s in the cloud. ๐Ÿ™‚

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