Look for the Seagulls


Today was the day…

I learned that where whales swim, seagulls flock. If you look out to sea and spot a lot of seagulls, there most likely will be a whale somewhere around. Look for the seagulls. It occurred to me after someone posted a message to say there was an active whale and mentioned the location. I immediately started looking and sure enough, there were fountains of water as it breached and ploughed its way through the ocean. I followed its progress to quite far out in False Bay. And that was when I started to see flocks of seagulls circling, swooping and diving around the whale. A quick internet search on how whales feed led me to understand that some breeds of whale (including hump backs) communicate with each other (all that fin slapping) and together they trap fish by disorientating them into a net of bubbles. Once trapped, it’s a free for all. No wonder the seagulls are close by. Dinner is served! A Max-pixel contributor posted this pic…

Seagulls getting in the action

There were a couple of whales feeding for a few hours. It’s whale season. Charles Booysen got these photos today…we have such talented photographers in the Valley.

You can see how choppy the sea is. Today, when I woke up, first thing I saw was a cloud scudding determinedly across the sky right to left. The south-easter was pumping. The sea looked like a washing machine. There would be no swimming today. But to our surprise, it was a black south-easter. Within an hour or two a few gusting rain showers had blown through, doing a good job on washing the south-facing windows. So helpful!

Work was quite quiet, so after doing what I needed to do, I went and cleaned the cottage. Just over an hour later, it was spic and span and ready for tomorrow’s guests.

I took a midday walk to Fish Hoek for some shopping. The cat walk looking good as usual.

The thing about today is that we have been in the new house for 11 months. It’s been a whirlwind.

Psalm 120:1

In my distress I cried to the Lord, and He heard me.

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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