Struisbaai Holiday Day 9 – The Kids Arrive

I decided that the best thing for my aching back was a good walk down the beach.  It was low tide at 6:00 am. and so we took advantage of not having towalk on soft sand.  It worked.  By the time we reached the Big B I had loosened up considerably.   Earl decided not to swim but I took a quick dip and we were back home by 7:30.    We’d picked up some freshly baked seed loaf – still hot from the over and Earl made a delicious breakfast.

Earl had a few chores to do and I gave the house a thorough clean before the influx of family.  After lunch we listened to music, chilled with the newspaper and magazines until the kids arrived at 2:30.  Lauren had not seen the changes we’d made to the house and her memories were only of how it looked when she was a child.   Needless to say, she was hugely impressed at what we have done.

The kids couldn’t get enough of Grandpa and there was a tussle to see who could get closest to him.

We are so glad to see you Grandpa

We are so glad to see you Grandpa.    Josh (14) Shannon (10) Jay (15) Simon (8)

Once everyone was unpacked and had eaten a snack we headed to the beach.  It was once again a glorious day today.

The pictures tell it all.

Shannon the surfer girl

Shannon the surfer girl

004 Shannon

That was fun

Josh riding the wave

Josh riding the wave

That was a good one

That was a good one

Josh floating on the board

Josh floating on the board

012 Shannon and Josh

Let’s do that again

016 Jay

Here comes a big one

Jay

Jay

Simon catches a good one

Simon catches a good one

It was a problem dragging them out of the sea but at last we made it home for fresh water showers and a braai – fresh geelbek, butternut, sweet potatoes and salad.

Josh and Simon helping Grandpa at the braai

Josh and Simon helping Grandpa at the braai

Everyone was weary from travelling and swimming and so it was early to bed tonight.

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