Thursday, 7 January 2010

A holiday moment

Since I am officially back at my desk, wondering at the fact that it's a new year and yet my spam remains the same, I will choose to dip into my holiday memories and write about one of the perfect moments from the past few weeks.

It was day one of the Cape Town trip. I am not counting Friday 11 Dec, which was a frustrating day all round. This was Saturday morning. We were staying with our dear friends Nicola and Matt (Nic is my best friend) and we all got up early to find a perfect Cape Town day - sunshine and no wind - awaiting us.

TSC and I were desperate to see the sea again, so we all headed to Camps Bay beachfront for breakfast. We found a parking space (a small miracle in itself) and a little restaurant offering a great breakfast special.

After the meal, we wandered along the beach in the sun, occasionally daring to dip a toe in the clear blue freezing cold water. Nic and Matt even had a (very) brief swim. On our way back, TSC noticed a flipper in the water. There were two whales swimming in the bay! In all our years of living in Cape Town, we never once saw whales at Camps Bay, so it was something really special. People thronged to the water's edge to watched them rolling about and splashing their tails.

Before heading home, we drove Chapmans Peak Drive around the coast - beautiful! It was such a perfect morning and the best possible way to start the vacation.

Pics tomorrow, if I remember the camera.


Being Brazen said...

Sounds like a fab day.

I love living in Cape Town - just so pretty

Shayne said...

That's one of the thing i miss about being in Cape Town - walks along Camps Bay beach and then sundowners or a picnic.

Look forward to seeing the pics.

Hayley said...

Lucky you!

Just got back from CT too...also trying to get the motivation to download my photos and actually do a post.

Good to have you back!

Jeanette said...

Very special to have seen the whales!

phillygirl said...

aw, even tho I was just there myself, you made me miss the place so much! Sounds like a perfect morning :)

Helen said...

Welcome back! I'm so glad you had a good trip, it sounds fantastic!