Timing is something I pride myself on, but Acts of God I still can’t factor into my trip.
Over the weekend in Cape Town, an unusual weather pattern resulted into UFO-shaped clouds hovering over the city like the alien invaders from Independence Day or District 9. Table Mountain became prime viewing for this phenomenon called “stratocumulus standing lenticularis” according to CNN’s Derek Van Dam. “They form when conditions are just right. Air flows along the surface of the earth and reaches some sort of obstruction like a mountain or valley.”
The cloud looks like a tornado in pause mode. Really very weird skies today. Table Mountain showing off and looking spectacular as usual . Apparently these cloud formations are called #lenticular clouds. You learn something every day. #lovecapetown #meetsouthafrica #travelphotography #tablemountain #capetownsky #capetownmag #beachpic #oceanlove #capetown #southafrica #cityofcapetownskies #CT_Igerbook #instacptpix #southafricaletsme #AfricaIsHome
Now I want my money back. I want saucer-like clouds cascading down the mountain, not some dry ice looking landslide, which is what I saw. How cool would my Instagram account be? It would be legit. I could have been embedded in a CNN article. Dammit all to hell!
Just take a bunch of hallucinogenics and between that these cloud picture I took were UFOs.