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.