Boulders Beach

Over the weekend we went on a little adventure drive. ¬†With a car at our disposal there was no stopping us! We decided that the gps lady on Google maps was trying to get us to drive into a river, ¬†so we turned her off and just got to places the good old fashioned way, by looking at all the road signs and hoping you don’t miss one! We had the idea of going to Muizenberg to go have a look at the vintage changing areas, but things started progressing and somehow we ended up at boulders beach. ¬†Everything was just so close! It all just felt like one long town.

After all our fast exploring we decided to go find the penguins! So off we set going the completely wrong way and leading a whole bunch of tourist astray.  When we finally realized nothing was on this side, we turned around, watching more people go the way we came from.  We managed to find the penguins just chilling around the board-walk! Penguins are just the cutest, they are like little babies dressed in tuxedos just waddling around! We even saw a Mommy penguin feeding her baby.  They have a barrier between you and the penguins and very strict signage that warns you of the danger of biting penguins.  So I was quite happy to see these little guys from a distance.

As you continue on the little wooden path you get wowed by the amazing beach. ¬†The clearest blue waters, penguins swimming and 540 million year old granite boulders! God’s creations are truly amazing. ¬†Next time I want to have a swim with the penguins and hope they don’t bite my toes.

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^^ Kelp seems to be the national smell of Cape town. ¬†I’m not a fan.

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^^ Penguin just taking a nap.

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^^ Clear water and a penguin cleaning himself.

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^^ The water still looks beautiful even with all that kelp floating in it.

 

Life inside the cloud

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Our new apartment isn’t called steep acres for nothing. ¬†High on the edge of the mountain in-between all the clouds we call home. ¬†The last two days have been glorious! I just love weather that doesn’t feel like your face is going to melt off or such hot weather that you can’t believe your scalp is sweating and getting a sunburn all at the same time, but these last couple of days have been pure bliss. ¬†Cloudy, cuddly and oh, so amazing! ¬†When its cloudy here it means we get engulfed by the clouds, it gives the term your head is in the clouds a completely literal meaning. ¬†I can honestly say its pretty cool. ¬†Pretty cool indeed. So keep your head in the cloud. ¬†Its great up here.

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I’m really grateful for this rain, not because I’m a selfish person that just loved living in Dublin so much that I wan’t to turn Cape Town into Ireland. ¬†No, I’m grateful, because there’s been a serious drought in South Africa and the rain is much needed. ¬†All the little plants look really happy and seem even more vibrant than ever. ¬†On a side note; I happened to see there are some squash growing on the hill next to us, I’m not sure what it is yet, its still at the flowering stage, but you bet I’m going to turn into a serious forager when I see something growing!

Happy Friday!