You know it’s Spring in Cape Town by the number of smiling faces. We are simple just not cut out for the cold, grey, rainy, miserable weather that we are forced to endure for…well, um….for about 9ish weeks of the whole year! But still….the promise of summer and all its wonderfulness is just too much excitement to contain.
I mean, come on…we live on the coast, dotted with stunning beach after stunning beach. It’s hard not to get super excited and a little crazy when the sun comes out (even just a little) and the blue water beckons – brag brag brag!!!
My family and I got up early(ish) yesterday morning and decided to hit the beach in honour of it being 2nd September – officially the second day of Spring!!! Boulders Beach is arguable the most beautiful in Cape Town and is situated in Simons Town, near the tip of the South Peninsula and en route to Cape Point Nature Reserve
Besides that the beach is wonderfully sheltered and private, it’s most famous for its colony of African Penguins which roam freely and are closely protected. What an incredible experience for the kids to see such beautiful creatures up close. In fact, I missed the photo opportunity of the year – as we arrived through the gates we were greeted by a group of about 10-12 penguins just wandering up the path. No fear of us that’s for sure – they own the place after all!
The kids had fun exploring and running up, down, under and through the gaps made by the enormous boulders that are everywhere.
We had a picnic…
And what would an outing be with out a spot of crochet, eh?!
Ahem…ok, so I didn’t actually do
much any crocheting…but I wanted to…we were just having too much fun!
What a lovely post, totally enjoyed it. So jealous of you living in the Cape, we went there on honeymoon 14 years ago, I am dying to go back!!
Thanks Rene! We are very lucky I know…I’m sure you have hidden gems where you are too. xxx
Wow, I miss Cape Town so much! And your spring means it is Autumn here… sob. We only had about 3 weeks of summer.
I know 😦 I do feel sorry for all ex Saffa as you guys know how stunning SA summers are – My sis is also in the UK now and I know she misses CT terribly too x
Sob Sob, we haven’t even had a summer ! I love boulders and I LOVE that eternity photo! xx
Thank you!!!! Sorry to make you feel homesick 😦 xxxx
Cape Town hoo ha!!!!!!!
WHOOOHOOOOOO!!! Thanks Jill xxx
Lovely pics! We’re still waiting for Spring here in the Natal Midlands! We had deep snow 2 weeks ago so I guess I can’t be too hopeful just yet……! Love to the penguins1!! lol
Hi Laura! Yes I know there are parts of the country still fffreezing….to be honest, we have had the tiniest bit of sun but it was enough to make us feel ridiculously happy. Time for a visit to Cape Town me thinks!!!
Lol! Am laughing at Jill celebrating! Looks absolutely gorgeous. I so wish we only had 9ish weeks of rain and greyness but it’s more like 43!!!
heehee yes I can hear her cheering too!!! I grew up in Ireland so I know all about the rain and the 50 shades of grey!!!
Will be down SOON and will be making a stop to see the Penguins!
Can’t wait for CT – my sons are both there and I’m getting to spend my 60th birthday with them all. They are taking us up to Paternoster for 5 days as well….. how blessed am I ??
Thanks for your awesome post – I am a new follower and am loving your posts.
Ahhhh wow that’s fantastic! Paternoster is one of my favourite places – the beach is so beautiful and the vibe is incredible. ENJOY!!! I hope my kids are as good to me as your boys are xxxxx
Great photos, made me want to go and jump on some rocks too! We are having a beautiful blue sky day here in Aus today as well. Love Springtime 🙂
A lovely post – amazing photos. Your good mood has transferred through the computer. Thanks.
Ahh thank you, so glad to hear it!! x