I’m used to seeing yachts and other types of pleasure craft in Hout Bay but not submarines so this one caught me by surprise yesterday and I had no answers for my clients. Obviously it’s some sort of exercise by the navy but why they chose Hout Bay is a mystery. I don’t even know if it’s one of ours because I’ve only ever seen grey ones in Simon’s Town.
I would’ve liked to see the sub in the company of this bloke whose telephoto lens the size of a small lighthouse was actually useless at Boulders because he was too close to the penguins. It didn’t stop him from taking lots of photos and laughing off all the facetious comments that everyone was making. He advised us that it weighs a ton and that he isn’t a professional photographer. I think he’s compensating.