Last Friday, we felt like a quick walk along the seashore, so we drove out to Blouberg Beach. The southeaster was blowing strongly, which was ideal for the windsurfers and kitesurfers, who were out in large numbers.
After walking along the sand for a while, we found a place to sit on the sturdy boardwalk, where we could enjoy a couple of cups of tea and some chunks of freshly baked banana loaf.
It was so relaxing, just sitting and watching the windsurfers and kitesurfers harnessing the power of the wind, and imitating the seagulls. Slowly, the sun sank over the ocean, disappearing behind the silhouette of world-famous Robben Island – and on the eastern horizon, an almost full moon rose up into the pale blue dusky sky.
That night, Irish band U2 performed in Cape Town Stadium to a capacity crowd of over 70,000 – by all accounts, it was a blow-your-socks-off-and-rock-the-city-to-its-foundations event!
If you look really closely at one of the picture of the airbound kitesurfer, you might juuust be able to make out the silhouette of our famous stadium in the haze beyond, its west-facing curve illuminated by the setting sun.