They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and so in an effort to save time and to get to bed sooner than I might otherwise have done, please enjoy the thousand words on our weekend away as depicted by this scene from Struisbaai beach yesterday morning:
That’s my girl on the beach, my boy in the waves, an invisible kite-surfer and blue skies forever.
Yes, it might be ever so slightly out of focus, but that was almost certainly down to sea spray on the lens, an over-abundance of sunlight and quite fitting given the two bottles of decent merlot I polished off the previous evening.
Because the kids are off school on Monday (it’s half term) (for a day), we’re taking the opportunity to enjoy a long weekend at the cottage. Hopefully the weather will be better than the day I took this photo.
Amazingly, the day in question was 24 short hours after Midsummer’s day and everyone was wondering whether we’d actually get a summer at all.
Quota photo time. And here’s an unenhanced pic of a Pine Emperor moth (Nudaurelia cytherea cytherea) caterpillar:
This one was wandering across the beach in Agulhas and it was a good 8cm long. Apparently, these larvae are edible (no, we didn’t) and feed (unsurprisingly) on pine trees, of which there are none anywhere near Agulhas.