Tag Archives: Elsies Peak

My Island

Thursday Today was the day… There were black clouds and they loomed menacingly in the distance. We snuggled down a little deeper and didn’t go for our early morning exercise. Actually, I had woken early and did some  work from … Continue reading

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Dawn Through the Lounge Doors

Sunday Today was the day… That was breathless from the start. I woke before sunrise, which is not hard to do these days as it’s rising after 7am. The stillness of the morning was immediately noticeable. We got up to … Continue reading

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Daily Routine

Tuesday Today was the day… We saw our regular daily routine unfold. We usually wake up around 6am and have coffee first. Most times Mike makes it, but a few times a week, I’ll do the cappuccino run. I do … Continue reading

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The Mountain Plot

Sunday Today was the day… We got up early and walked to the beach. On getting home we had coffee and rested. I shopped, cooked and David came for lunch. In the late afternoon we went up the mountain behind … Continue reading

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Elsie’s Peak vss Tallest Building in the World

Sunday Today was the day… We went for a wonderful early morning beach walk, all along Fish Hoek beach to the Silvermine river… Turning back is the spectacle of Fish Hoek mountain with Elsie’s Peak. It began a conversation about … Continue reading

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It All Comes Down To This

Wednesday So here we are on the 11th November 2020. After a year of building, we are in the house and have been for more than 3 weeks.  Our old house is 3/4 empty.  Having started from virgin land, we … Continue reading

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I Drove Over Ou Kaapse Weg Today

It’s a road that I have driven over hundreds of times. Usually, it’s a means of getting from the ‘deep South’ to the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. It’s the mountain pass that is often referred to as OTM (Over … Continue reading

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Spring in Cape Town

I just love this time of the year. Over the weekend the weather was brilliant spring weather with plenty of blue skies and warm sunshine. It made me want to get out into the garden and get some new veggies … Continue reading

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Walking the Ridge To The Beacon

The other day Melanie said she had walked along the Fish Hoek ridge to the beacon and back. I had never heard of it. She explained where it was and on Saturday Julian and I tried it out. Mike dropped … Continue reading

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Evening Scramble Up Elsie’s Peak

We didn’t go the whole way. I just didn’t fancy coming down Elsie’s Peak after dark! But yesterday evening, Mike suggested we go for a mountain walk. I love walking on the mountains around here, but I can’t go alone … Continue reading

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Early Morning Hike

10-05am Today was the FH Methodist Church Annual Elsies Peak Hikeathon. This is the 4th year they’ve had this epic event.  The idea is to climb Elsies Peak as many times as possible between 7am & 2pm.  The person who … Continue reading

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