Category Archives: Being a Tourist in Cape Town

Move-in Date?

Sunday Today was the day… We decided upon, perhaps too enthusiastically, a move in date: Friday 16th October 2020 The house should be ready by then  – at least the top two floors. We may be being too optimistic but … Continue reading

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The Full Quarry Hike

Saturday Today was the day… Sue and I hiked to above the Glencairn Quarry. Mike and I had gone about half way one drizzly Sunday. Today I got to go the whole way. It was Sue’s 10th time and it’s … Continue reading

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Walk to Kalk Bay and Back

Monday Today was the day… We walked to Kalk Bay to have dinner. It was a little windy but the views were as usual, absolutely stunning… After dinner,  Mike jovially suggested we walk back again, so we did. I have … Continue reading

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My Beautiful Cape Town

Saturday Today was the day… We went back to the tile stores in Paarden Eiland. A batch of our tiles had arrived and we took our sample out to check they were the right ones. They weren’t. It ended up … Continue reading

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Quarry Hike

Sunday Today was the day… Mike and I walked along the ridge below Elsie’s Peak. I will call it the Quarry Hike, because had we carried on, we would have arrived above Glencairn Quarry. Perhaps next time we will go … Continue reading

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Summer in Winter

Friday Today was the day… That was gloriously sunny – was really summer in winter. I did a bit of work early and then Riana picked me up and we went to the beach to meet up with friends. At … Continue reading

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Beautiful Day – Stormy Night

Sunday Today was the day… That was beautiful and calm to start but this evening there is already quite a wind that has blown up and a storm is expected to sweep over the Cape dumping quite a bit more … Continue reading

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Out & About on a Sunday

Sunday Today was the day… That began with a walk around the block. This was the first exercise since my operation and I have to admit, I was tired doing this minor not quite 3km walk. I went down to … Continue reading

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Sunday Drive

Sunday If you can’t go out to socialise, you can go out for a drive, so that’s what we did. First we watched church on TV which was great. We had a relaxing morning and then around about lunchtime, we … Continue reading

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A Remedy for Anxiety

Sunday Today has been a pleasant day. We went to 8am church and then did a quick shop before coming home for breakfast. Not long after, we got a call from Gareth who owns the plot behind us at Echo … Continue reading

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Visit to the Hugenot Monument

Sunday Today we decided to go to Franschoek. While I was there briefly not so long ago, Mike hasn’t been for years. We parked just after we entered the town and walked the length of the Main Rd ending at … Continue reading

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Capturing Kalk Bay

Sunday Today we walked through Kalk Bay. We parked at Clovelly and walked along the Main Rd. Such a lovely walk. On the way we passed a house being built behind the current house. This is exactly what we will … Continue reading

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Beach Day!

Wednesday From early this morning I decided it would be a good day to swim in the sea! I got some work done first and eventually by 12 noon, Mike and I set off. We parked at the beach and … Continue reading

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Super Hot Saturday

Saturday September is spring in Cape Town, but today it seemed Spring gave way to Summer and the temperature went up to 30, at least in the City Bowl.  This morning, I woke up really early (before 5am) and looked … Continue reading

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Living With Less

Saturday It is true that you get to a certain age when the building up of a home and life that happens when you are a young adult gives way to scaling down. This is for me anyway. It may … Continue reading

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