Saturday, January 30, 2016

To Dip a Toe in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans

Our kind cousins agreed to humor our wish to swim in both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. We drove along the scenic shore road to our first swim destination, Fish Hoek Bay, for a swim in the Indian Ocean.
We had heard that Cape Town had sharks, but I was caught off guard by the number of warning signs.
According to the shark spotter's sign at Fish Hoek, the last shark sighting was January 13th. Today is the 18th. The black shark flag is flying. That means visibility is POOR. Hmmm. Lots of people are in the water. Soon we are as well. The water is warm, the surf calm. Our cousins sat on the beach, waiting for us to get out or get eaten. 
Today, Gran wasn't worried about having a swim.  Though recently a woman of 70 and daily swimmer was breakfast for a shark. Oh my.
In case you had forgotten about sharks, another sign by the beach cafe.
We headed west to the Atlantic side, our next swim was at Llandudno.
Beach Traffic.
I loved this mosaic bench at the top of the hill.
The water was noticeably colder on the Atlantic side. Hugh dove through the waves. I went in about waist high. The swim was a brief one. Traveling along the shore road, we were delighted by one spectacular view after another.
Scarborough watching the perfect sets.
Noordhoek was a scene location for the film Ryan's Daughter.
At Camps Bay there is pool enclosed by a stone wall. 
Just in case you find the sharks intimidating.

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