A postcard from South Africa

@JudyEv (130636)
Bunbury, Australia
August 1, 2016 8:44am CST
I have received a lovely postcard from @Inlemay of Table Mountain. It looks like it is on fire with a snowy white cloud along the top of the mountain. Apparently the mountain only looks flat from from one side. The plateau is 3 kms from side to side and is a dramatic backdrop to Cape Town. At its highest point, towards the eastern end, it is 1,086 metres (3,563 ft) above sea level. A cable car takes visitors to within 19 metres of the summit at the western end. The stamps on the postcard are also very attractive with one being an impressive head of a lion. Thanks Lany for the lovely surprise in my letter-box.
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@xFiacre (4819)
• Ireland
1 Aug 16
@judyev I rode that cable car to the top in January 1970 on a massive road trip from Malawi to Capetown then up to Durban to catch a boat to Melbourne. Then we did it all in reverse.
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• Philippines
2 Aug 16
@xfiacre wow! how long did the boat trip from durban to melbourne take?
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
If you did it in reverse how did you get to the top of Table Mountain so you could go down in the cable car? No need to tell me. :)
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@xFiacre (4819)
• Ireland
2 Aug 16
@hereandthere Two very long weeks on an overcrowded italian immigrant boat where no-one spoke English and everything was broken and there was nothing to do. I loved it.
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@jaboUK (54872)
• United Kingdom
2 Aug 16
Have you been to South Africa Judy? I never have. Nice to get a postcard from there.
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
No I haven't and I'm thinking now it might be a bit too hot for me to enjoy it although friends that have been, particularly on safari-type tours, have all loved it.
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• United States
1 Aug 16
It looks like it's blowing steam out of the top.
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• Philippines
2 Aug 16
when i read blowing steam, i pictured steam trains.
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
That's what I thought. A whole lot of steam.
• United States
2 Aug 16
@JudyEv The Smoky Mountains appear to be 'smoking' many mornings. I've heard that tourists ask when they turn the smoke machines on .... people are strange LOL
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• United States
2 Aug 16
This was very nice of her. I lived in Cape Town for two years. I loved every moment of it. Such a gorgeous location with fabulous, sweet people.
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
I'm sure you have great memories of your time there. Lengthy stays or visits to places so different to your 'normal' life would be snapshots in the mind to revisit and enjoy from time to time.
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• United States
2 Aug 16
@JudyEv My "happy place" where I go while in the dentist chair as she does something unpleasant is Camps Bay beach.
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Aug 16
@ElizabethWallace We all need a 'happy place' in the dentist's chair. :)
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
1 Aug 16
perphaps it is silly of me, but if I see a post card from there I assume she sent it lol
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• Philippines
2 Aug 16
same here, but now i remember there's two mylotters from south africa that i know of.
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
I don't think it's silly at all. Lany is much the most prolific poster from South Africa although not the only one.
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
@AbbyGreenhill Katerina lives in Greece though doesn't she? There is someone else as well I think.
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@acelawrites (12255)
• Philippines
2 Aug 16
Nice to know that myLotters are really friends even offline.
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
There is quite a group who are swapping postcards and enjoying getting 'real' letters in the post.
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@acelawrites (12255)
• Philippines
2 Aug 16
@JudyEv yes, I read some of them who posted about it here in myLot. That's nice, a new form of friendship here.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
1 Aug 16
The stamp design sounds very appropriate. British stamps have the head of the Queen, so it is reasonable that South African stamps have the head of a King.
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
King of the beasts as opposed to Queen of (some) humans.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
2 Aug 16
@JudyEv Precisely.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 Aug 16
It does look like it's on fire.
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
Yes, and the wind is blowing the smoke one way.
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@gemmsky (170)
• United Kingdom
1 Aug 16
I went there when I was a kid but can't remember much, however my next door neighbour is from South Africa and went back earlier this year, his photos were lovely! It's on my 'places to go' list...just need a lottery win first ;)
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
I think there are a few of us who would like to win Lotto to enable us to travel more.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
12 Aug 16
Good to know there is a cable car to take people up,l dont like climbing
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Aug 16
My climbing days are just about past too.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
17 Aug 16
@JudyEv Oh,what age does to our once strong bodies
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
17 Aug 16
@JudyEv It`s good to see you You`ve not been here a while.
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@PainsOnSlate (20422)
• Canada
2 Aug 16
That's wonderful. This summer I did gather post cards so I can join the exchange. Haven't mailed any yet but i will.
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
There seems to have been quite of postcard exchange going on.
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• Canada
6 Aug 16
@JudyEv send me your address (PM) and I will send you one.
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Aug 16
@PainsOnSlate Thanks. I'll do that and if you send me your address I can send one of the ones of the wildflowers that I bought while I was away.
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@TheHorse (71207)
• Pleasant Hill, California
2 Aug 16
That's a very nice thing! I haven't traded addresses with any MyLot members yet.
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
I've only received - and sent - a few. I'm trying to cut down on paperwork not accumulate more. But it's nice for those who enjoy it.
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@TheHorse (71207)
• Pleasant Hill, California
12 Aug 16
@JudyEv I've actually heard of Table Mountain!
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Aug 16
@TheHorse Bully for you! I would have thought many people would have heard of it - but then, maybe not.
• United States
1 Aug 16
how beautiful :) 'n here i thought'cha said ya didn't wish to be gettin' postcards, coz they'd jest cause clutter :)
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
That's still true but at the beginning I didn't think there would be many joining in and I didn't want to give offence. When people are so enthusiastic I don't like bursting their bubble by being reluctant to join in. I know you understand because you put a :) at the end.
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• United States
2 Aug 16
@JudyEv lol, yes ma'am, i truly do. i 'twas reluctant myself, jest coz the hands don't always pen where's folks can read 't, so's i'm 't times slow gettin' 'em out. 'tis been a wonderful adventure though 'n whilst i adore the cards from all o'er, 'tis those handwritten words from those who send 'em that truly touch my heart. if'n ya need some more sent'cher way, jest holler :D
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
@crazyhorseladycx I'll do that. Hugs back. :)
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
5 Aug 16
I love the postcard. I am just starting to collect postcards from different places. I have one so far but you have to start somewhere.
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Aug 16
I have some nice wildflower ones from our trip so I'll send you one of those to add to your collection.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
18 Aug 16
@JudyEv Thank you Judy! That is so sweet of you!
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@BelleStarr (39623)
• United States
4 Aug 16
I have received several postcards and it is a really nice surprise.
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Aug 16
I have picked up some nice postcards while I've been away so will get them off to various people soon.
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@BelleStarr (39623)
• United States
17 Aug 16
@JudyEv I am feeling guilty that I didn't send out ones from Quebec but I think I will do some from my fall vacation. lol
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
1 Aug 16
@JudyEvs what a pretty postcard. Thanks for sharing it.
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
It's lovely isn't it?
@HazySue (22594)
• United States
3 Aug 16
@JudyEv absolutely beautiful.
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@LadyDuck (171373)
• Switzerland
1 Aug 16
I have only visited North Africa, I would like to visit the south one day.
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
My friends who have been say it really gets under your skin.
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@LadyDuck (171373)
• Switzerland
2 Aug 16
@JudyEv Every country has something special and I am sure that South Africa is a very special country.
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• United Kingdom
9 Aug 16
My best friend and his partner are there at the moment. They have also taken his brother and family along as they have never had a holiday outside of the UK. Its a special time. I have never been to SA but one of these days I hope to be able to visit Cape Town.
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Aug 16
I think it would be a very special place to visit - quite unlike what is 'usual' for most of us.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25842)
• United States
9 Aug 16
She sends lovely cards.
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Aug 16
She does indeed.
@DianneN (82574)
• United States
7 Aug 16
I've only been to the tabletop mountains in South America. Capetown is on my bucket list. Beautiful!
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@JudyEv (130636)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Aug 16
We saw some small 'mesas' on our wildflower trip. It is amazing how they are so flat on top.
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