Best ribs and boat trips

Of course we did more than just eat and sightsee this weekend. But thinking back, those are two of the biggest highlights for me – and they usually are, as there’s nothing nicer than being a tourist in your own city.

Well, we partially accomplished that this weekend by visiting Lefty’s in town on Saturday – it’s only been open for a few months but is fast gaining a reputation for having ‘the best ribs and drunk food’ (words from other reviews, not mine). As I love me some ribs, we had to try them out for ourselves. And boy, were they yummy! Truly delicious, and not badly priced either, at R65 for 3 short racks of baby back ribs. I was hungry, had been looking forward to this for days, and still had to donate third rack to Husband as I was so full. He had the pulled pork sammich, one of his favourites… not quite so reasonably priced at R60 for a regular-sized roll. My other complaints? Service was lukewarm-to-tepid and there were no milkshakes on offer. Not even plain vanilla. Oh well. Will definitely go back for the ribs though, they were lip-smackingly, finger-lickingly good. Speaking of finger-licking, I may just try the ‘Kentucky chicken waffles with bacon and maple syrup’ next time. Mmm.

Sunday’s big adventure was a fantastic boat trip to the seal islands and rig wreck close to Hout Bay, which Husband has been trying to reach on his own steam pretty much since we arrived in Cape Town. I’ve always been wary of travelling by water as motion sickness usually hits me like a ton of bricks, but I seem to have found my ‘sea legs’ of late – remember I pretended we ‘lived the yacht life’ at the Waterfront a few weeks ago, and had a wonderful float on a catamaran earlier this year? Indeed.

That was the highlight of each day of the weekend for me, but of course that’s not all we did – the pics below do the rest of the weekend justice…

Saturday, 5 April 2014: Lazy breakfast at Seaside Blues in Melkbos, ribs at Lefty’s, Lagoon Beach clean up

Best thing about going out for breakfast in Cape Town? The view! I'm gazing out to sea from Seaside Blues in Melkbos here
Best thing about going out for breakfast in Cape Town? The view! I’m gazing out to sea from Seaside Blues in Melkbos here
And the food wasn't bad either! I had a 'tjoef-tjaf' and hubby was pleased with his large frittata
And the food wasn’t bad either! I had a ‘tjoef-tjaf’ and hubby was pleased with his large frittata
Aww. Best person to share a Coke with - my love :)
Aww. Best person to share a Coke with – my love πŸ™‚
Yip, that's a Tafel on the table as we wait at Lefty's
Yip, that’s a Tafel on the table as we wait at Lefty’s
Pulled pork sammich = tasty but a bit on the small side
Pulled pork sammich = tasty but a bit on the small side
The RIBS! Look at my excited face. Look at it.
The RIBS! Look at my excited face. Look at it.
One of the doggies devouring the rib bones
One of the doggies devouring the rib bones
Jump for joy at Lagoon Beach
Jump for joy at Lagoon Beach
Doing a bit of a clean up at the beach. Playing around with colour settings on phone too, clearly
Doing a bit of a clean up at the beach. Playing around with colour settings on phone too, clearly

Sunday, 6 April 2014: Hout Bay harbour: Seal and shipwreck cruise

If you look closely you'll see the man bending over into the harbour holding raw fish in his mouth for the plump seals to grab
If you look closely you’ll see the man bending over into the harbour holding raw fish in his mouth for the plump seals to grab
Happy! On a boat! Not a selfie!
Happy! On a boat! Not a selfie!
The smelly seals at Duiker Island
The smelly seals at Duiker Island
Doesn't get prettier than this. Clear, sparkly water, lush green mountains and a bit a haze for atmosphere
Doesn’t get prettier than this. Clear, sparkly water, lush green mountains and a bit a haze for atmosphere
The wreck at last. The Bos400 which came adrift in 1994, been nestled around the corner from Hout Bay ever since.
The wreck at last. The Bos400 which came adrift in 1994, been nestled around the corner from Hout Bay ever since.
Another mossy, sunken ship effort in Hout Bay harbour
Another mossy, sunken ship effort in Hout Bay harbour
Loved this! Seals sunning themselves on the Seal Alert
Loved this! Seals sunning themselves on the Seal Alert

Until next time, kids!

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