Flash Back Friday

Fandango has challenged us to re-blog a post that we did on this day in the past. I have taken up the challenge to post something I wrote on 4 November 2015. It was in response to a writing prompt:-  “When you were a kid, did you want to have the same job or a different job than your parents when you grew up?”

Immediately “SHOES” came to mind.  My father was a shoe man – he sold them as a travelling rep, then as a store manager until he opened his own stores in Fish Hoek where I grew up.   My feet were always shod in the best quality shoes and were both stylish and good for young growth.  He cared about feet and what was placed upon them.  

“You have a healthy foot,” he told me, A good instep but they’re too broad across the toes and too narrow at the heel.”

This made it difficult for me to find a good fit, but luckily Dad made sure I always did right up to the time he closed his stores and retired.  But I diverse. Did I want to follow a similar career?   No, I didn’t – but Big Brother worked in one of the shops Dad managed and so did Little Sister – from very tender ages too! Neither of them went into retail but I’m sure the work experience made them wealthier than me who shunned the idea of touching the feet of all and sundry.

Not for me, thank you!

No, secretarial work sounded more attractive.  Mom had been a legal secretary before marrying dad. She gave it all up to raise a family of four lively kids although she did work on and off when the need arose.   The idea of dressing up in smart clothes and wearing high-heeled shoes while taking dictation seemed to me to be a very glamorous job when I was about 10 years old.  And Dad encouraged it.

“It would be better than working in a shop,” he said. “Good secretarial skills are like gold. If you’re good you’ll be in high demand and will be able to command your salary. An academic matric is not good for girls. When you’re older you will send you to a school for secretaries!” He did too – but that’s another story!

I fancied myself as a smart, efficient secretary

Dad brought an ancient Typewriter home from his company’s office and Little Sister and I had hours of fun pretending to be secretaries. We banged away on its resistant keys, talked on a discarded broken telephone and busied ourselves writing out accounts.

But then in my teens, the “higher calling” ideas started to set in.  I should do something worthy. Perhaps I could become a missionary, a nurse, or work in a home for orphaned children. I fancied myself as a saviour of the underdog.

Yes, I would be the Perfect Florence Nightingale, ministering to the sick and making a difference in their lives. So when I was seventeen, just before my final year of high school, Mom encouraged me to first try it out during the Christmas Holidays. And that is how I landed up working as a nurse’s aide at the local hospital.  How I loved the white nurse’s uniform complete with a red cape. It made me feel very grown up and oh-so-worthy.   But it was hard and dirty work. I learned to make a perfect hospital bed, to dust and clean the metal beds and side cabinets, and to empty bedpans!

Not very glamorous work

One of my patients was a young mother of three, terminally ill with cancer.   The first time I held a bowl for her to vomit into, I almost vomited myself!   I won’t even describe the things I had to do for her but the emotions I experienced were the worst.  To me, the staff nurses seemed indifferent. Perhaps they had learned not to get emotionally involved and to maintain a professional barrier between themselves and their patients.  I, on the other hand, ran immediately to answer the bell when the young mother rang. She complained bitterly about the nurses and if one of them did come to her she would ask for me and they were only too happy to let me deal with her as she could be ‘difficult’  

“Well, wouldn’t you be if you were suffering like that?” I asked them but they shrugged their shoulders.

She was skeletal and her pallor was yellow but before visiting hour she’d call me to help her put on her makeup and brush what little hair she had.  

“It doesn’t matter how ill or old you are,” she told me “You must always make an effort to look your best for your husband.” 

I’d do my best to make sure she was fresh and presentable, prop her up on her pillows and stay and chat till her family arrived. Her hubby was always smiley and pleased to see her and the children were adorable – quiet and well-behaved bringing cards and pictures they had drawn for her.

My heart ached for them and for her as I knew she was going to die.  The pastor from the Methodist Church visited her every day and told me that at first, she’d raged against God for what was happening to her but that now she was beginning to accept her fate.

I was not there when she died.  It was in the middle of the night before I came on duty.   The pastor greeted me the following morning and broke the news to me. He had been called to her bedside.

“She went peacefully, believing that Jesus had come for her,” he said.  

I never saw her family again, but I still think about them and wonder how they dealt with their loss and whether her husband married again.  I am pretty convinced that he did as he was still young and very good-looking!  The strange thing is, I remember them all so well, what they looked like, what they were going through but I can’t remember their names.

Just over ten years later I, myself, met and married a widower with two young daughters. I believe that having had this experience in my teens helped me to understand what they had gone through losing a wife and mother to cancer.

But I also had a joyful experience while working at the hospital.  I was going about my duties when the sister called me. “One of the mommies in the maternity section is about to give birth. Would you like to watch?”  

Would I ? Oh yes, please!

I had no idea what to expect – I certainly did not expect the emotions that welled up inside me when that beautiful little boy popped into the world.  I experienced a miracle and the tears flowed – tears of wonder, joy and excitement!   It was a lady doctor who delivered the little boy and the mother was her daughter-in-law.  She said she was delighted and honoured to be allowed to deliver her own grandchild. When she put the baby into her daughter-in-law’s arms, she said,  “Ugh he’s so ugly.”  And there I was blubbing and thinking he was the most beautiful creature I’d ever seen!   But then I hadn’t been through the pain of childbirth! Now the strange thing here is, I remember all their names quite clearly!

So this is not how babies are delivered?

So after all that, did I become a nurse?  Not a chance!   I decided that all this worthy stuff was over-rated and that Teaching would be more appropriate to my skills.  After all, I could still wear smart clothes and high heels and pour out my love to the youngsters I taught. Nursing had certainly been a life-changing experience and playing secretaries with my sister had been fun but school-school was always my favourite game.

This is more my style!

Fandango’s Provocative Questions – 2 November 2022

For the first time, I am participating in this challenge Fandango’s Provocative Questions

This is what Fandango says, “Let’s have some fun this week. Or what I hope you’ll think is fun. My question is simple. It’s all about favorites. If you were asked to name your absolute favorite in each of the following categories, what would they be?”

Here are my answers:-

Song

Lady in Red by Christo Burgh is ‘Our Song’

Musical artist or group

I’m sorry to be boring but I am almost 70 and grew up with The Beatles, Elvis, Cliff Richard – so yes – they’re still my favourites.

Book

Oh my – what a question! I have so many favourites. But the one book that sticks in my mind, most people probably haven’t even heard of. It’s 84 Charring Cross Road by Helen Hamph

Author

You would think that one of my favourite books would be written by my favourite author but not so! My favourite author is Anne Tyler. I have read all her books and will continue to do so until she retires or dies.

Movie

This is a tough one. Everyone says the book is always better and usually that is true – but my favourite book and my favourite movie are the same – 84 Charringcross Road is also a movie and I loved watching it as much as I enjoyed the book. But you do need to read the book and its sequel, The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, first.

Television show

Well – once again so many – Murder she Wrote, Magnum PI etc. But my absolute favourite of all time – Sex and the City. Just loved it because it was all about female friendship which I totally related to.

Movie or TV actor (male & female)

My favourite movie actors are – Julia Roberts and Richard Gere!

Stage play or musical

Jesus Christ Superstar was awesome.

Live concert

I haven’t attended many music concerts but I did see Chris de Burgh live and it was absolutely amazing.

Share Your World -31 October 2022

Here are my answers to this week’s Share Your World from Pensitivity101

If you were a ghost, who would you haunt, and why?

I don’t think I would haunt anybody but I would try to be a spirit guide to my grandchildren.

If broomsticks were legitimate modes of transport, would you like one?

Oh yes most definitely. How awesome it would be to fly around with a black cat for company. It would fulfill the inner witch inside me.

Would you cook in a cauldron?

It is actually a very popular way for South Africans to cook outdoors. The food cooked in a cauldron or potjie is called potjiekos. (Cauldron food) The ingredients will include stewing meat, potatoes and a variety of vegetables. I enjoy eating from a potjie if someone else has done the cooking. South Africans love entertaining around an open fire, and are particularly fond of braaing (barbecuing). Having a potjie is just another wonderful way of entertaining around an open fire.

Have you ever had your fortune told?

Yes. I had my fortune told at a fair when I was about twelve years old. The only thing I remember the gypsy-like woman telling me is that I would one day write a book. I had no plans to do so until something happened that I thought would make a good story so this prediction did in fact come true. ‘A Judge Decided’ was published at the end of 2020. It is available in bookshops in South Africa and will one day be available as an ebook but I haven’t got that far yet.

Today’s gratitude:
Who would you like to say thank you to?

Thank you to my family for being so totally awesome.

Book Review – Hephzibah by Yolandi Reiche

Yolandi’s life changes dramatically when she is told, “There is nothing more we can do for you. You have three months to live.” But she has two small daughters and she is not ready to leave them so she refuses to give up. With amazing support from her husband and family, she makes a decision and simply refuses to die.
As you read this beautiful story, you get to know a young mother with unfailing faith, a grandmother who takes care of her and prays over her and refuses to be negative, and a father who throws himself into research to find cures that will ensure his children do not lose their mommy. It’s a story about miracles both medical and spiritual and about people who care and believe. You cannot fail to be moved by this amazing story.

Highly recommended.

Available as an Ebook on Amazon.

Share Your World – 24 October 2022

Thank you, Di for hosting SYW again this week

Here are my answers

How organised are you? Do you plan ahead, take things as they come, or does it depend on the circumstances?

When I was working and raising a family I was flexibly organised. There was a routine at home but if things disrupted this, I would just go with the flow. At work, I was ultra-organised and had lessons prepared well in advance and my marking was always up to date. You have to be organised when teaching small children otherwise there would be no way of handling the chaos that naturally reigns in a classroom!

Now in retirement, I don’t plan ahead too much. Some of our caravanning trips happen with just a day’s notice. I have my lists on the computer and that helps make sure that nothing is forgotten. If we plan a long trip then I usually do the bookings and organise the packing. The Earl plans the route and where we will stop over. He also has his list of things to pack. He is a man with a plan so should anything go wrong he has the tools to deal with it.

How many Christmas presents have you bought already?

I have not bought any Christmas presents yet. Now that our grandchildren are older we don’t do a huge present exchange on Christmas day. Our focus is on doing things together as a family. The ten of us all spend two to three weeks together at our middle daughter’s home, close to a beach in Plettenberg Bay. During our time together we go on one or two special outings instead of spending loads of money on gifts. On Christmas morning we have Secret Santa with each person only being allowed to spend up to R400 on a gift for a person whose name they drew out of a hat.

Do you prefer a family gathering for special occasions, or just you and your significant other?

We only celebrate milestone birthdays and anniversaries. My 70th is coming up and as the family can’t be together at that time of year we had an early celebration. My kids arranged a surprise weekend which was absolutely awesome. I blogged about it here

My Fabulous Family

How many words do you think your pet understands?

I don’t have a pet but the ones I had in the past certainly had an excellent understanding of the English language. I used to take my dog, Tammy running almost every day. She would be fast asleep in another part of the house and I would whisper to my husband, “I am going for a run” and that dog would be up and at my heels before I could get my running shoes on. She also reacted when I spelled the word out. I tried saying, “I’m going to put my takkies on,” but that got her running around barking in excitement. Other words that got her raring to go were beach and walk. She knew other words too, but the ones involving her going out for a run brought a very quick reaction. I would talk to that dog and I am quite sure she understood every word. She was very special.

Tammy was especially good with kids. This little visitor is teaching her to beg

Please share a gratitude meme for your readers.

I love this one from Oprah!

Share Your World 10 October 2022

Melanie asks some interesting questions this week. Here are my answers.

Can we really know everything?

No, I don’t believe we can know everything but some people know more than others. We tend to know more about things that really interest us while other stuff we might find terribly boring or not in the sphere of our mental ability. Of course, some people think they know everything.

Where were people before they were born?

Before I was born, I was a fetus growing into a human being in the womb. Before that I was a little part of Mom and a little part of Dad – I think?

Does the Law of Attraction exist?  (Law of Attraction as I understand it) is a school of thought where positive thinking brings about good changes.  Some say it’s made them wealthy.  Others say it improves their health or their outlook on life)

I think it might. When I was a child I was pretty negative and thought the universe was against me. As I grew older I changed my attitude and although I still had to work at it, things started going well for me. Of course, bad things did happen but facing them with a positive attitude did help me deal with each situation better than I otherwise would have. Maybe it’s not the law of attraction but the way in which I look at life. I have been in situations where people have said, “But how on earth are you coping with this?” My answer has always been – This too will pass – and thankfully it always has.

Do we love ourselves more in the virtual world and less in the real world?  If so, why?   If nay, why?

I am assuming that the virtual world refers to social media and our presence on it. (I don’t go into any other virtual worlds with avatars etc) I feel the same about myself in both worlds. I share positive things both on and offline. I enjoy sharing my life experiences and love learning about and from others too.

GRATITUDE SECTION

Are you happy?

Yes, I believe I am happy. I choose to be happy. Sometimes things make me sad and if I can I try to do something about it but if I can’t I still choose to move on and get over it. I believe every emotion is important. We need to be angry, sad, jealous, frustrated, etc from time to time. It is all part of the human condition and spurs us into action. Being too happy can make one complacent and prevent one from taking action when necessary.

The Surprise Continues

Saturday 8 October 2022

After a comfortable night in our luxurious suite, we were woken by Simon who has become an amazingly competent barista. The kitchen has an awesome coffee maker and the Illy beans are provided. Lauren and Allan joined us for our morning beverage and the cat came to visit too.

We all had the use of these luxurious robes
Kitty snuggled in contentedly

Breakfast was served at the bistro and we managed to get everyone there on time. Our hostess, Cathy along with the two chefs, John and Victor were super friendly and accommodating. Before we put in our egg order we were treated to fresh fruit salad with Greek or vanilla yogurt. We all had variations on scrambled eggs and the table was laden with croissants and pastries. Everybody raved about the fresh-pressed fruit juice too.

After breakfast, Simon and Allan went to fetch Shannon from Stellenbosch while Grandpa, Lauren, Josh, Lisa and I visited the Babylonstoren Gardens. Laurie and Jay decided to chill at the lodge.

It was a very warm day and as it is still school holidays there were lots of visitors around. My kids are all animal mad so when they saw the donkeys they headed straight over to pet them.

Fortunately, most of the paths were shady and all the routes were beautiful. It was amazing to see so many different varieties of clivia. The clivia walk was by far the best.

A Cape Canary cooling off in the stream
Still a little boy at heart – Josh had to climb a tree
Resting in the shade
A wonderful experience
Babylonstoren now ticked off Lauren’s Bucket List
The Cape White-eye enjoying the garden too

Allan really had every minute of my day organised. His attention to detail was amazing. After the garden visit, we went to La Bri for wine and chocolate tasting.

Entering La Bri
Our awesome sommelier – Julian

My wine of choice is sauvignon blanc so I left my comfort zone and instead choose to taste red. The menu had an interesting selection of red wines with chocolate pairings. And it was awesome. Our amazing sommelier knew her stuff and it was just such a wonderful experience to hear what she had to say and to enjoy the combination of tastes.

We also ordered a cheese and biltong platter for the table which was meant for two but was plenty for the five of us.

Lollz also chose the wine/chocolate pairing

On our way back to the lodge Shan, Si and I hopped off to explore the market. The rest of the family joined us half an hour later and we all went to the Huguenot Chocolate Shop.

Franschoek is famous for its market
At the Chocolate Shop – It was beyond awesome (Yes we bought lots)
But love is good too
This is so true

Franschoek is where the refugee Huguenots settled in the Seventeenth Century. Jay and Joshua’s dad told them that there are Huguenots in their ancestry so we had to take a photo.

Jay and Josh posing in front of the Huguenot Monument

The fun was not over yet. We all set off to Chamonix for dinner at their restaurant Arkeste.

The Restaurant overlooks the forest
View from our table

This was really the cherry on top of my surprise. The service at this restaurant is amazing and the chef came to chat to us too.

You can see how blown away I am
The starter – a selection of sushi delights

The chef explained all the specials to us and Allan and Earl chose the lamb which measured up to their high expectations.

My main was Duck – What a treat!
Allan and sister-in-law Lisa
Allan and sister-in-law Laurie

The chef pre-warned me not to order dessert as he had something special for me.

I got all four desserts in mini-portions! They were all delicious but the milk tart ice cream was the best.
Lisa really loves her dessert
Taste mine, Mom.

It was just the most awesome evening with excellent wine, wonderful food and all my favourite people around me. Who could ask for a better birthday celebration?

The Moon shone upon us too

Sunday 9 October 2022

Finally, the weekend was over. Once again we were treated to a wonderful breakfast before we left. Today’s breakfast was poached eggs on a mushroom with smoked ham and a hollandaise sauce drizzled on top. It was to die for.

Happy Family enjoying breakfast
All ten of us – Lisa, Lauren, Simon, Josh, Shannon, Allan, Laurie, Me, Earl, Jay

I feel so privileged that my son-in-law orchestrated this whole weekend for me. I enjoyed every second of it and I am blown away by the excellent organization and especially the love that went into it all. Thank you to all my family but most especially to Allan. I love you all so much.

A Super Surprise – Day 1

On Thursday my darling husband announced that he was taking me away to an unknown destination. “It’s a surprise,” he said. And refused to give me any further details. Now he has done this before but not for a long time as he usually relies on me to do the bookings. All I knew was that we would not be taking the caravan so I suspected it would be to a Spa where a bit of pampering would be involved. He likes that sort of thing as do I.

Friday 7 October 2022

The morning was cool but looked like it might warm up so I dressed in white jeans and a cool blouse topped with a cardigan. We did not go in the direction I suspected. In fact, when we were headed toward Cape Town I wondered whether the airport might be involved. But no, I doubted he would book flights without my input. We usually stop Peregrine for coffee when we travel that way but today’s stop was a little before that at Dassiesfontein.

Dassiesfontein

Soon after that we turned toward Villiersdorp and Worcester. Aha somewhere in the Winelands then! The drive was beautiful. The sun came out, the temperature rose and spring flowers were growing on the mountainside. Theewaterskloof was full and it was just the most scenic drive ever.

Theewaterskloof
View over the Franschhoek Valley
Baboons
Feasting on sour figs

When we got to Franschoek, the Earl drove down a long dirt road. “Now what?” I asked. “Where are we going?” He answered that we were going to Glenwood Wine Estate for lunch. “You know who the manager is,” he said. “DP – I want to see his farm!” Yes, indeed I did. DP is a fishing friend who visits Struisbaai often.

What lovely proteas at the entrance

Ah so we were stopping at a lovely restaurant for lunch. What a lovely hubby I have! But then – as I climbed out of the car and approached the steps up to the restaurant some familiar people appeared! What the heck?! Lisa? followed by my entire offspring and theirs! But why?

“Happy Early 70th!” said Lauren.

My birthday is in November when the students of the family are busy with exams. We are all scattered so getting us all together for a weekend would be a mission! So this was part one of the BIG SURPRISE. Shannon, our granddaughter cut her visit to her boyfriend in Bloemfontein short and flew in to join us. Two of her friends who are students at Stellenbosch university collected her from the airport and brought her to the venue. After lunch Shan went back to Stellenbosch with her friends but would return the next morning for the rest of our festivities.

Granddaughter Shannon, Son-in-law Allan, Grandson Jay, Grandson Josh, Hubby Earl

Lunch was to die for. We had a choice of miso soup, smoke salmon salad or calamari for starters followed by some sushi platters for the table.

Calamari tenticle starter
Smoked Salmon Salad Starter
Sushi is a family favourite so this went down very well!
“Well, this was unexpected – thank you everyone”
Grandpa and Shan

The mastermind behind this was my amazing son-in-law, Allan. He rallied the troops and organised every last tiny detail which as you will see as I continue this blog was not only lunch at Glenwood!

After lunch, Lauren whisked me away and said, “The fun is not over yet – Allan has organised a Mom and Daughter massage for us.” Oh wow – an hour of pure bliss.

Only after this wonderful spoil did we join everyone at Fransvliet, the lodge where we were to spend the weekend. Lauren and Allan and Earl and I had the main cottage each with its own double room and ensuite bathroom. The open-plan living area was big enough for us all together and the kitchenette was fully equipped but as we soon found out we would not be cooking at home! The rest of the family shared three one bed-roomed cottages which were just as luxurious. These cottages are set in the most beautiful garden.

The garden
Relaxing before the next treat

The outdoor area is awesome and has its own plunge pool.

The weather was so good we could have lounged next to the pool all day weekend long. But there were things to do and places to go!

Another big surprise was finding an iced carrot cake with my name on it! The boys insisted on posing with me and the cake.

My three grandsons – Jay 25, Josh 24. Simon 17
The Man who planned it all
My girls and me – Laurie, Me, Lisa, Lauren

At five we all set off for sundowners and a snack supper at Anemos Deck, Old Road Winery. The views of the mountains were sensational and we thoroughly enjoyed watching the Wine Tram pass by. Click on the link to find out what a great experience you can have by taking this tram when you visit the Winelands – You won’t need to drink and drive! We, of course, did quite a bit of wine tasting but we made sure we had a designated driver with us.

Pizzas were good
The Wine Tram
Allan, Simon, Lisa, Lauren, Laurie, Jay, Earl, me with the awesome view in the background.

How awesome was Day One? Never in a million years would I have expected a surprise quite like this. And yet that was not the end! Dear Allan had more up his sleeve for the following day. Watch this space for more.

Share Your World – 3 October 2022

Here are my answers to this week’s Share Your World from Sparks

QUESTIONS -THINGS THAT GO ‘BUMP’ IN THE NIGHT  

Favourite horror or Halloween-themed song?  Or a song you rarely hear except around a holiday.

The only one that comes to mind is Time Warp from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision?

Yes, I do. It is a very creepy, huge, black insect. I try to swat it but it is too quick for me. It usually appears first thing in the morning when I am waking up or when I get really tired during the day. The experts tell me it’s called a floater and is quite harmless. It won’t bite or sting, they say. So why, then, does the annoying creature hang around my right eye!

Which urban legend scares you the most? (most countries have such stories – share yours if you would like to)  🦇

The African tribes of South Africa are very wary of The Tokoloshe, an evil spirit who gets up to all sorts of mischief. He is a small goblin-like creature and he becomes invisible when he drinks water or swallows a stone. Witch doctors or even ordinary people will call upon the Tokoloshe to bring harm to their enemies. Parents might also get their children to behave by warning them that the Tokoloshe will punish them if they don’t. According to the legend, the way to keep the Tokoloshe at bay is to place bricks under each leg of the bed. He is very short so prefers people to sleep at floor level where he can get them!

The Tokoloshe

You’re home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do?

We have good security so hopefully, hearing footsteps would be my imagination or the resident ghost that is rumoured to reside in my house. More than one person has alerted me to the fact that they have had paranormal experiences in my home. When my daughter was about twelve, she and her cousin of the same age were alone in the house and said they heard the door rattling. When they went to check they could not turn the door handle nor could they actually see anybody but they insist it was a ghost. Another visitor reported seeing an old woman in the room in which she slept. (Perhaps it was mother-in-law who died in this house!) We, however, have never experienced anything paranormal here.

So what would I do if I heard footsteps? I would lie perfectly still and pretend to be asleep. It would be dangerous to confront a burglar and scary to confront a ghost!

GRATITUDE SECTION

What is your favourite season?

I love Autumn/Fall. The weather is cooler but the days are sunny and still. I also love the colours. In the Western Cape, we call it the Secret Season because the weather is so perfect during March and April. There might be a few cold days but mostly it’s the best time for people from abroad to visit.

Vanrhynsdorp to Langebaan

28 September 2022 A Visit to Langebaan

We had clear skies and crisp air this morning as we drove from Vanrhynsdorp to Langebaan. What amazing scenery we have in South Africa. If you are reading this from far-flung shores, I hope you might consider a trip to our beautiful land.

We stopped in Klawer Engen to refuel and breakfasted with Cathy and Alec at the Wimpy which was once again very good. Then we said our goodbyes as they would continue home to Napier and we would, at Clanwilliam, turn toward Langebaan.

We arrived at our Leentjiesklip Caravan Park at midday and have a really lovely campsite with a beautiful sea view.

Langebaan is where my friend, Hanny, whom I’ve known since we were 20 years old, has taken up residence in a wonderful retirement home. I haven’t seen her for two years so this reunion was very special. It was awesome to see how well-settled she is.

Hanny directed us to her favourite restaurant which is right near the beach and has a lovely view of the ocean. After lunch, we went to the Langebaan Yacht Club and had a coffee there. It was a lovely venue to sit and chat and catch up on old times.

It was half-past four when we dropped Hanny at home and made our way back to our campsite. We sat outside enjoying the gulls and the changing sky as the sun went down.

Beach in front of Leentjiesklip Caravan Park
Homes in this area have wonderful sea views
Sunset at Leentjiesklip
A Dramatic Sky

29 September 2022 Home

We woke up far too early this morning. The Atlantic Ocean on the West Coast is influenced by the cold Benguela Current and so the early mornings tend to be chilly. In spite of this we got up before 7 and by 7:45 were ready to leave. We travelled back via Robertson and arrived home at lunchtime. What a great trip we had but now it’s time to clean the caravan and get it ready for the next trip. Watch this space!