Landlubbers celebrating the great Cape outdoors by boat, foot and bus

Ahoy, me mateys! πŸ™‚ Yes, I’ve turned to Pirate Speak. Argh. Shiver me timbers (Alas, that’s all the Pirate Speak I know. If you have a few more catch phrases up your sleeve, please share with me so I can impress others when next I have a parrot on my shoulder.)

The reason for my twist to all things sea-wordy is because we were sea-worthy this past weekend. See, Husband has decided he is a budding fisherman. As such, we renewed his fishing licence (you can do so at your local Post Office), stocked up the inflatable boat with all sorts of fishing apparel (poles, boxes, hats, hooks, soggy bread and the like) and headed out to the open waters just in front of the Blue Peter in Big Bay. Because we do love to be beside the seaside. See below.

Rowing us out into the deep blue (grey) sea! Note how wet his shirt is, and also dimple that only shows when Very Happy
Rowing us out into the deep blue (grey) sea! Note how wet his shirt is, and also dimple that only shows when Very Happy
I was there too - smiling, but cold and wet. Note wooly hat and shiny arm - that's because I was completely drenched
I was there too – smiling, but cold and wet. Note wooly hat and shiny arm – that’s because I was completely drenched
This is the life: Fishing! On the sea! We only caught more sea this time, alas
This is the life: Fishing! On the sea! We only caught more sea this time, alas

But the fun didn’t end there, oh no. We also took the doggies for a lovely long walk (bark in the park) in the marshy wonderland they’d not yet explored near McPhersons of the ‘Sunday lunch special’ I recently wrote about:

Very Excited doggies exploring at McPherson's. Note how each is wanting to go in a different direction.
Very Excited doggies exploring at McPherson’s. Note how each is wanting to go in a different direction.
Wild lilies grow along the edges
Wild lilies grow along the edges
Sweet little dog and I happy to be out and about. Am wearing wellies to keep feet dry.She's happy hers are very muddy
Sweet little dog and I happy to be out and about. Am wearing wellies to keep feet dry. She’s happy hers are very muddy

Then, just so I don’t disappoint all the foodie fanatics asking “Where are my weekly food pics?”, here you go: we bussed into town on Sunday morning and had a fancy brunch at Kloof Street House on Sunday. Not cheap by a long shot but worth most of the pennies as it’s a rather unusual venue with lots of nooks and crannies to explore while you wait for your gastronomic extravaganza to appear…

Such pretty, quirky outdoor furniture at Kloof Street House
Such pretty, quirky outdoor furniture at Kloof Street House
Charming entrance to Kloof Street House
Charming entrance to Kloof Street House
Excuse the frizzy hair, focus on the gorgeous Eggs Benedict with parma ham on a Hollandaise-sauce coloured plate. Mmm!
Excuse the frizzy hair, focus on the gorgeous Eggs Benedict with parma ham on a Hollandaise-sauce coloured plate. Mmm!
Yay brunch! Hidden under the mound of rocket was a delicious prawn, chilli and avo omelette
Yay brunch! Hidden under the mound of rocket was a delicious prawn, chilli and avo omelette

And of course that’s not even half of how we spent the weekend. We also napped with the doggies, watched some big bikes going around the track at Killarney Race track and snacked on imported goods from the UK Emporium. Amongst other things…

Bertie napping with his dad
Bertie napping with his dad
Watching the bikes zoom around the track at Killarney - this greenie was the winner of the race we watched
Watching the bikes zoom around the track at Killarney – this greenie was the winner of the race we watched
My favourite weekend treat - Vanilla Coke and Millionaire's Shortbread Wonka Bar
My favourite weekend treat – Vanilla Coke and Millionaire’s Shortbread Wonka Bar

Looks like this weekend’s set to be another cold one so keep warm, kids!

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