Tuesday, June 30, 2009

cape town, 30 June

If there's one thing Cape Town's really good at, its catching one by surprise.

After weeks of rain and general miserable iciness (we got our first snow on the Cape mountains last week, and Thursday's max temperature was 9 degrees. I think this counts as cold in anyone's book.), Cape Town gives you a day like today.

A warm and balmy respite in the middle of winter. A day on which there's really nothing else to do but mix a thermos of gin 'n tonic, pack up the kiddie and meet an old Varsity friend in the park for an afternoon of bullshit and bliss.

And gaze upon our Mountain, recovering nicely from the big fire, looking gorgeous in a fiery mid-winter sunset.

4 comments:

marinik said...

beautiful photo....
gin 'n tonic.... friendly bullshit and bliss.... sounds heavenly...

Kamana said...

keeps you on your toes, then, doesnt it? you dont know what to expect!

McGillicutty said...

What a great pic, how I wish we had a mountain here in South GA. Happy times, GnT in the park!!

Kim said...

You're making me miss Cape Town - even the seemingly endless cold wet winters. I miss being able to cuddle up under a blanket and listen to the roaring crackle of a fire.