Crazy Start to the Week


Today was the day…

We woke up to see the flashing lights of emergency vehicles across the bay on the road between Clovelly and Kalk Bay. There were a lot of them. At least about 4 ambulances, a fire engine and numerous police cars. I could see through the telescope that there were two taxis nose-to-nose. A short time later, this photo was doing the rounds.

You can see who is at fault. We drive on the left here in South Africa. The taxi on the right was overtaking on a solid white line.

Meanwhile, not far away, on the corner of 10th Avenue and Kommetjie Rd, this also happened this morning! A boat berthed a little too early – came off its trailer in the middle of the road. What a nuisance. The owner looks seriously displeased.

Weather-wise today has been the absolute best day of the month, I think. It’s been perfectly still, with hardly any wind and the sun has shown brightly and boldly. Summer still having a whirl. We ran out of milk so Mike and I walked to the village to buy a few things. We chose lunchtime, which was a bit too warm but it was a beautiful walk….

Proteas on the way…

The end of the cat walk…

This stone bench is one of many that have been built along the cat walk. They make  wonderful additions to a spectacular part of the world. We are blessed.

I didn’t have to work too hard today as I did a couple of hours last night, so I spread the work out over the day. We had our early morning trip to the beach as usual. With the tide super low, it was an easy swim to the barrel so I decide to swim on. The water was warmer than yesterday. I swam through the kelp (which isn’t great, but I can now say I have swum through a kelp forest!) to Skellies Pool which is the rock pool off the cat walk. This one…

I was pleased to get back to the barrel and to the beach. I think I swam about 1500m. This is my swim for the day…what’s interesting is you can see the line where the shark nets go. They were not in place when I was swimming – I think that’s the line that the nets are attached to.

Colossians 1:11-12

May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father.

The best is yet to come – we are only passing through.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you.

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂


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