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A Day in Darling

© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A week on the West Coast at Yzerfontein

After the hectic activity of our year, we decided to take a week off and booked a small flat at the side of this house in Yzerfontein, about 1½ hours north of Cape Town
 It is at the edge of a dune,
  almost on 
 the beach
 with beautiful views 
 and we enjoyed some dramatic sunsets
 Lovely, subtle evening colours
 A kelp gull fishing for mussels

 A rock in the bay, home for cormorants
looking for interesting shells on the beach - none here
 Hartlaub's gull
 and the first time we've come this close to black oystercatchers
 A bulbul on the beach 
 and a flock of oystercatchers in ragged formation 
 People coming back from lunch at Strandkombuis
 Oystercatchers and a kelp gull
 Walks on the beach
 watching the waves
 and kids on holiday
 Waaksaam, a local beach dog, joined us for a while
 more purple evenings

 Our flat is through the left arch
 A gazania on the path
 More oystercatchers - should they be musselcatchers
 There are more mussels than oysters on this beach
 The one that nearly got away 
 A different beach for another walk, with very soft sand which made it a good workout
 Our friends Ronnie and Loraine came for lunch
 Braaied fish (Panga)
 and salads
  A succulent flower on the beach
 Anemones in a rock pool
 From across the little bay; 
we were in the house with the arches
 Ambition: fishing in a sadly empty sea
 and a last supper before coming home

© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2016