It was cool and overcast this morning but the wind had dropped and there was no rain. So there was no excuse – I had to get out there and run. The wind was in my face on the outward route and I found it a struggle but coming back with the wind behind me was far more pleasant. Still I missed the encouragement from the boys. I did not reach my personal best but I did it a tad faster than Wednesday!
Mrs Yassin made us delicious omelettes for breakfast and Yassin decided that my housekeeping was not very good and gave the house a once over before breakfast was cooked.
Earl and Yassin fetched two labourers and they soon set to work clearing the garden and preparing it for a facelift.
We left Yassin to supervise and went to do some chores in Bredasdorp and then drove to Rivierine on the Breede River to visit my sister, Tana and brother-in-law Brian.
Of course we did a spot of bird watching en route.
It was great to find my nephew Rob and his wife Katya were there too. The weather was glorious. After soaking up some sun on the jetty we decided to take a cruise and to pop in on Brian’s sister and brother in law who live a few km further up the river.
Pat and Tony share our passion for birds. They have many feathered visitors to their garden including kingfishers and woodpeckers. Pat has counted over 60 different species during this holiday.
When we returned Rob and Katya had lunch ready.
We spent a pleasant afternoon chatting and enjoying the fabulous weather.
On our way home we stopped for more birdlife on the side of the road. There was a flock of 9 Denham’s Bustard. As soon as we stopped they moved further away and some took to the air.
On the road between Bredasdorp and Struisbaai we found a flock of white storks. One had also flown over Tana’s place at Breede River – and we teased Katya that it was a little early delivering her baby!
‘Min dae’ (few days) till we return to Cape Town, work and routine. We are making the most of every minute!