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Rainy Cape Town, Kalk Bay

I’ve been in Cape Town, Kalk Bay to be specific. It was rainy, soft rain. It looked stormy out to sea. A good time to batten down the hatches. Ok, not really. But you must agree that it is a good time to stay indoors in front of the fire and order in lunch. Which is what we did.

Stormy Kalk Bay weather #kalkbayharbour #stormykalkbay

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WordPress Weekly Photo: Security

For this week’s WordPress challenge I searched through my archives and found this pic. I battled a bit finding a photo that means security for me. All I could think about was burglar bars and electric fences. Now if you’re South African, you’ll resonate I’m sure. And that’s not a happy photo at all.

So I chose this one – of the brass bell and I think lighthouse (although it does seem a bit small) at the mouth of Kalk Bay harbour. I don’t think it is to warn ship out at sea, but rather to guide the fishing boats into the harbour, the bell on the one side of the harbour wall, and the light on the other, keeping them safe and secure.

Kalk Bay harbour
©2017 Regina Martins

 

WordPress Weekly Photo: Relax

There’s nothing more relaxing for me than to be at the seaside and gaze upon the vast expanse of the ocean. Last weekend was one such time where I was able to do that. This is the view from our Airbnb place.

Gazing out at the vast expanse of the ocean ©2016 Regina Martins
Gazing out at the vast expanse of the ocean
©2016 Regina Martins
Cape Penninsula views... ©2016 Regina Martins
Cape Penninsula views…
©2016 Regina Martins
Looking out towards Muizenberg ©2016 Regina Martins
Looking out towards Muizenberg
©2016 Regina Martins
The view from the top ©2016 Regina Martins
The view from the top
©2016 Regina Martins

WordPress weekly photo challenge – Relax.

 

Grain Dear WordPress

Dear WordPress,

I don’t feel particularly inspired by your writing prompt today. It’s not like I didn’t think about the prompt – really, you must believe that I did.

I thought about writing on the grain of the cloth of a garment but it seemed so boring. Then the whole grains of sand came to mind but that seemed too obvious. I then thought about food and posting a recipe of a grain dish like a quinoa salad or something, but that sounded like too much trouble this evening.

So I defaulted to the obvious (for me) – a  grainy photo of one of Kalk Bay’s steep staircases. It wasn’t taken that way – it was edited with Snapseed – Grainy Film overlaid with Glamour Glow filters.

I hope that tomorrow’s prompt is a bit more exciting!

Yours sincerely,

Regina

Kalk Bay's staircase - edited with Snapseed ©2016 Regina Martins
Kalk Bay’s staircase – edited with Snapseed
©2016 Regina Martins

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Weekend Coffee Share: Hot Summer Edition (The First Of Many!)

If we were having coffee it would be at Olympia Cafe and Deli in Kalk Bay. It’s my go-to place when I’m down here. It’s an eccentric down-to-earth place. Most importantly, the coffee is sublime! So that’s where we’re meeting. I know you’ll like it.

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