I’m (almost) avoiding any comment on this, Day 666 of SA’s lockdown. It’s a day very much like any other, and if someone tries to tell you today that the Rothschilds are working with the Lizard people and Bill Gates to depopulate the planet before Nibiru comes upon us, simply because of the significance of the number above, then they need help and you should get it for them.
However, in the most tenuous link possible, it does seem like there is set to be some hellishly hot weather on the way:
Yeah. That doesn’t sound like fun.
So what I thought we’d do, given that sort of heat, is to walk up Table Mountain.
Yep. That seems the most sensible option to take, given the lack of incline and the wide availability of copious shade that Table Mountain is well known for.
It’s a long story and a crazy plan, but it has to be – and will be – done.
Meanwhile, there are weather warnings in Dubai this weekend as well:
“Especially cold”. “Dipping below 20oC”.
Another roasting day here in the Cape. Despite our best efforts, the beagle has melted into a pool of fur and ears on the kitchen floor. Even my usually cool office has been infiltrated by the ridiculous heat.
I would love to hit the pool and quaff an ice cold beer, but I have a 4pm meeting.
On a Friday.
In Cape Town.
Who does that?
(Can’t really blame them, to be honest: it was a cancelled flight scenario. But that sort of factual info ruins the drama.)
On the plus side, our plans for this evening seem to have been shifted to next week, so I might take the opportunity to light the braai, because who doesn’t want to stand next to the searing heat of coals when there is searing heat everywhere else? If I put it out in the sun now, will I even need to light it?
And then, tomorrow? Well, despite the headline above, Windguru is telling me about all day drizzle. Which would be welcome right now, but also massively unexpected.
Either way, it surely can’t be as hot as today.
After a couple of beautiful days, things are changing. Fast.
Wednesday looks pretty mingy. I’ve checked my downpipes (careful now) and dug a trench around the beagle.
I’m sure we’ll survive.
And apparently, Cape Agulhas is getting it even worse.
Today’s weather is utterly perfect in Cape Town, but local beagle owners are warned that the forecast for the rest of the week is much less peachy – and Monday in particular looks like being the antithesis of today’s glorious sunshine and calm conditions.
Thus, local beagles may present tomorrow with flappy ears, damp fur and muddy paws. It is recommended that beagles take a basket day and spend the daylight hours dozing somewhere safe and warm indoors and the nighttime hours… er… also dozing somewhere safe and warm indoors.
Goat owners are urged to take the usual precautions.