Weathering the storms

I’m almost back in the land of the living and so is the Mother City following a 24 hours of horrendous meterological conditions which left us facing the triple onslaught of rain, snow and hysterical news reports.

With the N1 flooded and De Waal Drive full of big rocks, there was sudden interest in Cape Town traffic news, including webcam sites. Even Seth at 2oceansvibe was in on the act, grandly proclaiming (as is his wont):

This WILL change your life

Hmm. It won’t change mine much. 6000 miles… has had a Cape Town Traffic Webcams page for nearly two years now. I don’t use it (or publicise it) as much as I used to, because I don’t work in town anymore, when it was personally more useful to me.

However, given the sudden renewed interest in all things Cape Town and traffic, maybe it’s time that I gave you the address again: or

Save it. Take a quick peek each evening before you head home – it might save you some stress.

In other news: it seems that Mozart may have died from complications following Strep throat:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The death of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the age of 35 may have been caused by complications stemming from strep throat, according to a Dutch study published on Monday.

As a 35-year old currently suffering from Strep throat, I found that this news did nothing at all to aid my recovery. It’s complicated.

And finally – not all bad weather is bad news. Sometimes bad weather can be beautiful, as proven by this post on – with some stunning images of Franschhoek and surrounds in the snow.

  • I’m sorry about this. I tweeted it early yesterday morning, unaware that it would turn into a conglomeration of people getting over excited about it.

    Should definitely change it to your page.

  • judas > Thanks.

  • It is only bad news if you leave your washing outside!
    .-= Emil´s last blog ..Sharing unedited and inchorent sh!t from my mobile =-.

  • Emil > I’m going to have damp undergrunties.

  • Darkwing

    Thanks. You should put a link on your homepage. BTW. page88 is blocked here but you are not.. strange.. 😉

  • Stan

    Had a quick peek,not sure how its gonna save me some stress. Haven’t they finished that highway yet?

  • DW > 6000 miles… has a special deal with several businesses to remain unblocked and thus allow important news and incisive and witty comment through.

    Stan > I looked for traffic cams across Oz, but apparently, they have yet to invent the wheel and are lagging some distance behind.
    As for our road completion:
    1. Hostipal Bend (as my boy would say): End of the year.
    2. Koeberg Interchange: 2015 (seriously)
    3. Elevated freeway at the foreshore: never.