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Dramatic new photos: Brass Bell flooded as super moon leads to super high spring tides

Kalk Bay restaurant The Brass Bell has a killer location overlooking the sea – but the prime piece of real estate also comes with a catch: occasional flooding.

The sea level rose several feet, filling up the restaurant's lower seating areas. Photo courtesy of Robyn Gwilt.

The sea level rose several feet, filling up the restaurant’s lower seating areas. Photo courtesy of Robyn Gwilt.

Fishhoek resident and photographer, Robyn Gwilt went to watch the weather and the waves – and caught some amazing shots of the waves washing through the restaurant. “It was incredible,” says Robyn. “Even Kalk Bay Harbour’s water level was the highest I’ve ever seen, lapping the quay-side and washing up to the car park! I thought the boats were going to park themselves in Kalky’s!”

Waves crash through the restaurant's outdoor deck area. Photo courtesy of Robyn Gwilt.

Waves crash through the restaurant’s outdoor deck area. Photo courtesy of Robyn Gwilt.

Staff today were all pitching in to help clear up the restaurant – and intend to reopen on Wednesday morning. View more of Robyn’s incredible photos on Facebook below.

Today the Brass Bell and Harbour House in Kalk Bay took a pounding! And you can blame it all on the (red) moon! …

Posted by RobynG Photography on Monday, 28 September 2015

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