One day we had lunch at a little outdoor place on the beach of Fish Hook Bay.
This was the view from our table.
Looking left we could see down the beach. It wasn't this
quiet the whole time. School groups arrived an ruined the tranquility.
Looking to the right we could see up the hillside to where our hosts
lived--right near the top of those houses.
With the zoom lens, you can see the house. Xmarks
the spot. Gaye was with us and we cell phoned Vic to come out and
wave so we could tell which house it was. He also put out the American flag for us.
We went up to the house later for a
wonderful dinner of traditional South African specialties, including babootie,
which Gaye and Vic prepared. It was a totally delightful evening and way
above and beyond what guides ever do. If I were them I couldn't
resist showing off their idyllic location though either. This is the late
afternoon view from their front porch. They see whales all the time from
Zoomed in--so you can see the
traditional colorful bath houses by the beach. The kelp on the beach is
raked up and gathered daily for commercial uses. In the upper right you
can see the yellow end of the commuter train that runs into the
Here's the view showing the flag
put up to announce that they have guests from the USA. We appreciated the
patriotic gesture since it was only six weeks after 9/11.
Looking a little to the right you can see two points which shows
how these little bays make such nice places to live.
As dusk fell, we saw the moon come
up over the mountains to the east across False Bay. As it rose it made a
shimmering path across the water to us. Gaye said they often see whales
playing in the moonlight there. Sigh............