Day 94 – Wave, daddy!

[Glasto (2) post postponed for the moment, because…]

We went for a drive down the Atlantic Seaboard yesterday. Well… a bit of it, anyway.

Weather like yesterday’s can’t be ignored and we needed the fresh, unsullied air from the ocean.

There was plenty of it to go around, with some frothing chaos on Slangkop beach:

And some grim, stormy seas behind the lighthouse:

It’s always difficult to demonstrate the sheer scale of the seas in photos. So just suffice to say that I was very glad to be on the land and not on the water. Big waves. Big.

The weather was dark, moody and gloomy one minute:

But patchy sunlight scudded across the bay every now and again, giving some occasional delicious light:


You can see all the photos (that I felt were worth sharing) from yesterday here.

And you can come back here for that other Glasto-inspired post tomorrow.


I have several (or more) commitments of varying interest and excitement this afternoon and evening. It probably means that I won’t manage to get a blog post out, and thus I’m going to leave a quota photo here just so there is something to satisfy the needy hordes.

So here’s a miserable day at Slangkop in 2013, for no particular reason other than the one above.

Have a lovely evening.


A day featuring soup, breadmaking, biltong and droewors hanging, running (for the first time in seven weeks), more soup, some tennis, beer, red wine, some changing of a tyre on Ou Kaapse Weg and downloading some One Direction music (don’t ask) has left me exhausted. It may just have been the running bit that had most of the effect, but suffice to say, I’m in no fit state to do anything but finish off my One Direction download and go to bed.
Quota photo time then, and this from an equally squally Sunday (I think) last June:


Talking of photos, I’ve actually chosen not to renew my Flickr Pro account this year on several grounds: firstly, the $25 fee and our current exchange rate; secondly, the raft of features available to none Pro users (I’ll miss Stats, but that’s about it); Thirdly, the fact that I am not a Pro; and fourthly, that even a year on from this, it’s still not actually very good.

In happier news, my 1D download is now complete (despite the anti-virus program’s continued indignant warnings) and I’m off in the one direction of the warmth of my bed and France v Jamaica on the tele.

Grey Day

Not a lighthouse blog. Not a lighthouse blog. Not a lighthouse blog. Not a lighthouse blog. Not a lighthouse blog. Not a lighthouse blog. Not a lighthouse blog. Not a lighthouse blog.  Really.

But driving down to Scarborough along the Western Seaboard today, we did stop off at Slangkop for a short snap session.

The waves were a little disappointing, way short of the 42-55 feet we had been promised. But the weather was dramatic, with bright sunshine and heavy squalls fighting for our attention in an icy Atlantic blast.

Other photos from the day are here.