Wetting our whistles (and the rest of us) to make the most of the last of the summer sunshine

Sheesh, you couldn’t turn on the radio this Saturday without being repeatedly reminded that Cape Town was experiencing a heat wave, with temperatures we weren’t likely to feel again… until next summer rolls around, of course. So while there were lots of indoor chores to keep us occupied this weekend, we chose to rather spend most of our time outdoors, soaking up the summer sun.

On Saturday, we slept in then went for Eggs Benedict breakfast at our closest CafΓ© Dulce and spent the whole morning driving to the sea (I know I know, we live 5 minutes away from the Blouberg Beach, but we wanted the warm water of Muizenberg side).

And so we ended up at Strand first, where hubby swam a bit (I got in up to my knees as it was still cold, thankyouverymuch). Then we headed on to Muizenberg, which was PACKED. After a slow start I enjoyed myself boogieboarding – only got dunked once but it was necessary, came out with a clear head.

We didn’t take any photos of the boogie boarding in progress this time, but here’s one of me and my SCARY board at Kalk Bay last November:

'Hopefully the only shark I'll see in the sea', I quipped at the time
‘Hopefully the only shark I’ll see in the sea’, I quipped at the time

Next we headed to the tidal pool at St James, had a late lunch in Kalk Bay and discovered a nice outdoor pubby eatery on our way home:

Hubby's beer at the Big Barrel pub at Mountain View Farm (odd name as there is no view of the mountain. We looked.)
Hubby’s beer at the Big Barrel pub at Mountain View Farm (odd name as there is no view of the mountain. We looked.)
Holding his own beer
Holding his own beer

On Sunday we repeated the Eggs Benedict – except we made it at home and didn’t include Hollandaise sauce:

Microwave-poached egg on avo-smeared toast, with a bacon smile (or hat) and coffee on the side
Microwave-poached egg on avo-smeared toast, with a bacon smile (or hat) and coffee on the side

Then we went to our local beach with trusty umbrella to ward away sunburn-and-worse-causing rays:

Hubby just entering the scene on the left
Hubby just entering the scene on the left
The sweetest little doggie on the beach! Reminded me of Tabasco a handful-plus years ago
The sweetest little doggie on the beach! Reminded me of Tabasco a handful-plus years ago

And we ended up visiting the Big Barrel Pub again for lunch:

So nice we did it twice: Sitting in the sun together at the barrel pub place
So nice we did it twice: Sitting in the sun together at the barrel pub place

Before heading to my mom and dad for a summery supper of salad-y things:

The lovely summery spread
The lovely summery spread

You can feel the chill in the air already, so I’m glad we made full use of the summer sun this weekend…

Beautiful pink clouds, they vanished in the time it took me to go inside and bring out hubby's phone to take a better photo. Oh well
Beautiful pink clouds, they vanished in the time it took me to go inside and bring out hubby’s phone to take a better photo. Oh well

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