And the Seagull’s name was Nelson…

http://sundaystills.wordpress.com/2013/09/29/sunday-stills-the-next-challenge-birds/

or was it Jonathan Livingstone?

In any case, this is the time of year that I long to be at the sea, and it is just not in the pipeline at the moment…  So, I am browsing through my sea photos to get some inspiration for this time of hard work…

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Let’s Visit… The Cape of Storms…

This weekend in Cape Town was such a huge experience in so many ways. I usually visit the Cape in March for the Argus, and yes, the Southeasterly wind might try to blow you from the face of the earth.

But this was something completely different. Two severe cold fronts swept in from across the Atlantic ocean.  It brought a lot of rain, and some severe cold. Not the best weather for a tourist, but then, I was there for some work related matters anyway.

Some people would not cope with these kind of weather- I enjoyed it a lot! Even in her worst mood the Cape is still like a beautiful, if unpredictable, woman…

Our beloved Mountain hid her face in a veil of cloud for most of the weekend…

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So what do you do in Cape Town in stormy weather?  You take your beloved for a hearty breakfast at a non-franchise place, like the Farmstall at the Total garage just outside Melkbosstrand- from the photo you can judge the weather conditions…

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On a sunshine day this place do have some of the best outside breakfasts, with such a hearty farm vibe all around. But Saturday it was wet…. Image

So we just had to park ourselves inside where a fireplace was burning and giving a sense of belonging to the weary traveller…

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The food, as always, really hit the spot. When you finish a breakfast here, you are ready to carry on until dinner tonight…

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I guess in the Cape there ain’t no such thing as a free meal, even for the birds…

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The rest of the day we spent in our friend’s house, looking out to a day sailors and homeless people would rather forget. The sea was really rough…

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The only creature not worried by the whims of nature at all was Jonathan Livingston… He enjoyed the stormy seas a lot…

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Even in the midst of stormy weather you will always find something beautiful to enjoy…

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So- this trip to Cape Town, amidst the storms in the weather and in my restless heart, was a very good trip…  a little bit more will still follow soon…

PS… Didn’t you get a Deja Vu feeling with the seagull photo?  Thought so! Here is the one I wanted to post…

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