— Italian proverb
What a weekend! I headed up the West Coast to Elands Bay on a secret mission with Tammy & Patrick. Leaving Cape Town, it looked as if a cold front was going to thwart our hopes of catching some good waves, but Elands Bay once again laid her very best out for us. Early Spring flowers everywhere, pelicans, flamingoes, cormorants in abundance, the west coast fog burnt off by beautiful sunshine, and the small swell eventually making way for sets and sets of perfect waves.
On Saturday our quest led us all the way to Yo Yo’s in Lambert’s Bay. The best I can say about that is that we were joined in the surf by a lonely Penguin! I got pounded by a wave, and a bit rattled we decided to head back to Farmer Burgers. Thick fog rolled in while Pat & the boys surfed and were dropped in on by a porpoise.
Sunday perfect waves at the Point was met with great excitement. If it wasn’t for Patrick, I would have stuck to my resolve never EVER to go out on a point break. It’s always looked way too scary with all those rocks and seaweed. But Pat coaxed us through it and gently push me through another barrier! It took us a while to find the right spot out of the way of the surfers and IN the way of the waves, but our patience was rewarded with a few huge waves each. Sitting on the beach afterwards, we watched Patrick shred the waves, when suddenly we saw a whale jump behind the break!
Nature in perfect harmony! This is what life was intended to be like! Tired & happy I once again resolve to play more on our beautiful blue planet.
When the light drips through the shutters like the dew,
I arise, I face the sunrise,
And do the things my father learned to do.
Stars in the purple dusk above the rooftops
Pale in the saffron mist and seem to die
And I myself upon a swiftly tilting planet
Stand before a glass and tie my tie"
— Morning Song of Senlin - Conrad Aiken