Day 692 – Early night

I’m in Hout Bay where my daughter has a riding lesson. The plan was to write a blog post when I got home, but I’ve hit a bit of a metaphorical wall, having stayed up way too late watching football last night.

Writing a blog post will help to keep me awake.

So I thought I’d lob something up here while there is some zigzagging with a cowboy grip going on in front of me. There aren’t any cows around, but I guess it makes sense to be prepared. You never know.

Safety first. Or maybe safety after a quick nap on the sun.

Day 546 – There is a dog

Early morning riding lesson in Hout Bay. Not this guy, obviously. This is a dog. I’m surprised you didn’t notice that.

You can’t ride a dog.

I’m playing with Lightroom on my phone while trying to avoid the midges. And this guy is playing with his stick and trying to get me to throw it for him.

My daughter is working hard in the arena, the light is beautiful, and I’m wishing that I’d brought my camera along.

Day 376 – Ridehorsing

It’s the last day of the kids’ school holiday, and I’ve been drafted in to take one of them to the stables in Hout Bay.

Mrs 6000 usually likes to come out here, because she’s a much bigger fan of horses than I am, but she’s busy at work this morning, so I’m watching on instead.

And I have to say that there are probably worse places to spend an hour or so…

…especially after yesterday’s meteorological aberration.


Mrs 6000 took the kids horseriding this afternoon. I went along to meet them as they finished, only to find that they were running late and hadn’t even started. I then walked for an hour through dusty vineyards in the searing heat wearing flops and full length 501’s. It wasn’t exactly what I had planned.

Still, the kids had a great time and Cape Town was showing off a bit with the weather and the vines. I had my camera with me, so I was able to document things and you can see some of the results in the (now almost completed) summer holiday album here. If they ever upload. Things are slow this evening. 0.28Mbps slow. Ugh.

Such exertions left us all tired, hungry and thirsty, so in order to sate at least two of those issues (and to say goodbye to the holidays because we have commitments on Monday and Tuesday evening before the kids return to school on Wednesday), a visit to Col’Cacchios was called for. They sell pizza and beer, and neither has ever been more welcome.