Tag Archives: Autumn in Cape Town

Other Side of Autumn

Tuesday Today was the day… That dawned with thick mist. So thick was it, we forwent the beach and I got stuck into work. The sun rose and started burning it away… Once the sun had risen the day turned … Continue reading

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Last Day of the Shark Net for Now

Monday Today was the day… We swam and it was the last day the shark net will be put out until next season. I was out by the barrel wrapped in deliciously cold water when the shark boat came up … Continue reading

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Days Like Today

Tuesday Today was the day… That was a special day in Cape Town – the free gift of a beautiful day for every Capetonian and everyone else who bathed in her warm wind-free sunshine. Days like today don’t come along … Continue reading

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Living for Today

Tuesday Today was the day… It rained. The seasons are changing. Summer has full on given way to autumn – temperatures are dropping, leaves are turning and cold fronts are beginning to drift over the Cape. When we woke up, … Continue reading

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Hypothermic Helga

Sunday Today was the  day… I swam 2.5km in water that could quite possibly have been 15C. It was cold. Mike ran 7km. I was in the water for way too long (52 minutes) and spent a chunk of time … Continue reading

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As Winter Comes…

Thursday Today was the day… I noticed how much the sun is rising further north than usual. As winter comes it will move more left (which is north!)  As winter comes, the sea water will be a lot colder than … Continue reading

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Blog from the Balcony

Friday Today was the day… We woke up at 3am to what sounded like a single gunshot! Mike and I both woke up at the same time with ‘what was that?’ Mike got up and looked out our balcony doors … Continue reading

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First Significant Rain of 2021

Wednesday Today was the day… It rained. It blew hard last night and at around 11pm, Mike and I realised that the chairs on the top balcony may be in jeopardy. Up we went and opened the balcony door. Everything … Continue reading

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Rain is Coming!

Tuesday Today was the day… We went swimming early.  This morning there was a fresh north wind blowing, a sure sign that rain is on the way. The tide was low and my swim was interesting. I swam out to … Continue reading

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Autumn Weather

Monday Today was the day… That was still and perfect and cool. The last couple of days have truly been autumn weather.  We went down to the beach and the tide was out… It made for easy swimming to the … 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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Summer in Autumn

Having always thought autumn in Cape Town is March, April and May, we are nearly in the last month of it. The oak trees lining many of Cape Town’s streets have shed their leaves as have the vines that a … Continue reading

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Winter is Coming…

If autumn in Cape Town is March, April and May, we are mid-autumn but the cold wind and dark mornings certainly make it feel like winter is around the corner. There are two things I find much harder to do … Continue reading

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A Spectacular Slack Attack

Today has been a spectacularly restful day. Mike went to play golf in Simon’s Town. I walked to gym, did some treadmill walking and then a Pilates class. Riana gave me a ride home  and came in for coffee. That … Continue reading

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The Blessing of a Busy Day

Today has been ‘crazy Wednesday.’ I’m about to leave for the airport to pick up Julian. This morning I did a bit of work and then Thembisa came. She needed a ride across to Echo to clean the cottage ahead … Continue reading

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