So this morning we decided to Google where the closest licensing authority would be and were relieved to find that it was right here in Struisbaai as they have a Post Office Agent just up the street! This saved us a trip to Bredasdorp and by 8 am the lads were off to sea.
This left me with an entire morning to myself. It was a perfect day – warm and windless so I decided to go to Agulhas. Everybody was out enjoying the sunshine. The weather was perfect for jogging, cycling, walking the dogs and strolling on the beach. The Coastline is different to Struisbaai – no white beach but instead rugged rocks and a pebbled shore.
I stopped along the way to soak up some rays and take some photographs. The scene was tranquil and gave one a real feel of contentment.
In the shadow of the Lighthouse is Potpourri, a favourite haunt of mine. I seldom visit this area without popping in to browse around this gift/novelty/coffee shop. The owners have also just started a B&B opposite and I imagine it would be a great place to stay. It is called Potpourri Stay.
I spent a bit of money then sat down to have a health breakfast and their excellent coffee.
After chilling there for a while I returned to the house and then took a very long walk along the longest beach in South Africa. What I love about this place is that the beach even during peak season is never really crowded. It is an idyllic place to be. I started at the harbour and then took the board walk to the beach. It was low tide and I walked calf deep in the water which was pleasantly warm. There was quite a bit of activity – families playing, dogs being walked, surfing, swimming and some power boating and jet-skiing.
When I returned to the house I cleaned up a little then relaxed with my book until the chaps returned at around 3ish.
Their day was a great success and they all caught fish some of which they had to throw back as they were protected species. I was cross with my husband as he had set the camera to video and didn’t take a single photograph. For some reason my blog is refusing to accept this video format but if you go to my Facebook Page you can see a video of Devon catching his fish.
The boys were in good spirits on their return even though Jordan had been quite sea-sick! After all the boat cleaning and fish scaling they showered and Earl cooked his famous fried fish which went down a treat.