FoBCA Newsletter 2023 No. 1
Have you ever wondered why Easter Weekend tends to herald the onset of the Cape's colder season? Our outdoor sports enthusiasts, especially the surfers, probably know that with a new or a full moon comes stormy weather. The fact that Easter is always the first Sunday after the paschal full moon (which was 6 April this year - the day before Easter weekend) logically leads one to assume that bad weather over this holiday can be predicted with certainty. Thereafter the cold fronts keep rolling in and autumn rapidly turns to winter. But snuggle into your blanket and enjoy your long-awaited FoBCA Newsletter!
FoBCA Newsletter 2022 No. 3
We are in the midst of Spring! We are sure you must have made at least one journey to ‘go and see the flowers' and noticed the joyful spirit in nature at this time of the year - the vividness of colour, the abundance of insects and the crisp, cold air. There are various places in our own backyard where you can see the beautiful display – just a few minutes’ drive around the Blaauwberg area reveals carpets of flowers! We selected some poems which reflect the beauty of nature which you can read here.
FoBCA Newsletter 2022 No. 2
It seems people have been desperate to get out and avail themselves of the natural heritage our city has to offer and we have been fortunate enough to be able to organize and participate in some enjoyable and successful events. We have also had some changes to our committee. More about this below. We continue to be dedicated to the cause of sharing our historical and natural heritage with the public at large and in so doing, raise awareness of the richness of our past and the necessity to become more active in preserving our present for future generations.
FoBCA Newsletter 2022 No 1
We realized with a shock that our last communication with you was in November! We apologise for the absence, but rest assured, it does not mean nothing happened. Everything but! The season is changing and nature is coming to rest, and we are about to start living ‘normally’ again after the pandemic. With regard to the FOBCA, we have had changes in our committee membership, had a talk to commemorate the Battle of Blaauwberg, were involved with many public issues/developments etc – you can read all about it below. Please always keep a look out for events on our calendar on the Home page of our website, and our Facebook page.
FoBCA Newsletter 2021 No 5
We are nearing the end of the year, and starting to focus on the December breakaways. However, no rest for the wicked yet - below is a rundown of all our recent activities, and some still to come..
FoBCA Newsletter 2021 No 4
Spring is here and I am sure you have all enjoyed the abundance flowers around us, while sometimes experiencing some really cold days! One of the most beautiful pictures I have seen was a Namaqualand daisy opening up its exquisite face to the sun, surrounded by a blanket of pure-white snow.