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Saturday Spot: SlangKop Lighthouse for a Tramp…

May 30th, 2011 · 10 Comments

Forget Autumn, forget drawing in the great outdoors, I declare it freezing, wet and Winter.

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So we took ourselves out…
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That’s what do you do when it is so cold that you can barely breathe and it isn’t actually raining…

You step outdoors for a tramp… Along the boardwalk…
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At Slangkop Lighthouse in Kommetjie.

And that’s exactly what we did… We didn’t touch the water…

You know when you touch the seawater and get an instant headache, well that’s how cold the air was…

So cold as to quite immobilize…

Never mind, just brace yourself and keep on moving…

Really you have to be moving…







Even the birds were cold…

Too cold to actually land…
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Keep on flying…

And as for the bride… I felt for that girl… two weeks earlier and that photograph might have been bearable…

Even a local dog carried a blanket…

Some of us were not so affected by the weather… aaaaaaahhhhh….

But I noticed rather a lot of running about…

So much so that she ran right out of one picture…

And into another!!!

We were all astonished to see a rabbit – don’t they hibernate?

And the flowers…

Well they aren’t called red hot pokers for nothing.

Meanwhile: Once a horn blower, always a horn blower…

And their was some serious Kelp collecting…

And I sense another kelp horn project in the near future.

And I am so glad that this young man left his suit jacket in the car. So glad, since that kelp smell can be kind of – ho-hum… pervasive…
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That was a really easy walk… just follow the poles…

And keep moving…

After weeks of just one more swim, and just one more walk, and just another last swim… We will be headed back indoors and to gym this week. Luckily we can’t wait… me for the coffee and others for more energetic pastimes!!!

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 irene // May 30, 2011 at 8:06 am

    yes, i do declare that is was Headache-freeze kind of weather. And that little Hood with flip-flops and the thinnest shorts who stood shivering was just too cute for words. Thanks for a great outing.

  • 2 se7en // May 30, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Hay Irene… Thanks for the visit!!! Hopefully the chili chocolate will keep you just a little warm!!! Have a great week!!!

  • 3 Sam // May 30, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Great pics! Kids never seem to mind the weather when they’re having fun!

  • 4 se7en // May 30, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Hay Sam… So right… interestingly all but one of my kids had long sleeves and jeans on… pretty unheard of!!! It really was icy cold and they loved it!!! Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a great week!!!

  • 5 Cheryl // May 31, 2011 at 2:32 am

    No consolation to you, but I think Spring has not quite decided whether to stay here yet. We had drizzle all day. I think April and May got mixed up on our calendar. Your walk looks so interesting. I love the kelp.
    Cheryl´s last blog post ..A castle tour

  • 6 se7en // May 31, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Oh Cheryl, You might love the kelp!!! They dragged home mountains of crisp dried kelp… but it has torrented with rain ever since and our front garden is strewn with mountains of squelchy, slimy kelp and the pong… well if we had health and safety I would call them!!! Actually it is just too cold and stormy to step outdoors to do something about it and the entire city will most likely grind to a stop as only those essential workers actually step outdoors!!! Hope you guys have a fun fun week!!!

  • 7 Stephanie // May 31, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    A lovely excursion!
    I’m tired of cold and rain myself. 🙂
    Stephanie´s last blog post ..monday

  • 8 se7en // May 31, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Hay Steph…Oh I am so not built for the cold… I fear I lament too much!!! We haven’t had a ton of winter but what we have had is so intense!!! And we are such wimps!!! BRING BACK the sunshine… !!! Have a fun week!!!

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