As I’ve alluded to somewhere else on this website, I have the habit of simply jumping into the car and just driving wherever the road takes me. I’ve done several such trips, and my thoughts afterwards are always the same:
The Western Cape is a simply beautiful part of the world.
I had a close friend stay with me for the weekend (she’s both female and crazy, so whether that’s a blessing or a curse is highly debatable – but that’s a whole different subject, and is not the point that I’m trying to make here) – so, I decided to show her around the place. This consisted of a small roadtrip to Hermanus (going there via Grabouw and Botrivier and returning via Kleinmond and Betty’s Bay), and then a visit to the Paarl winelands the next day. Cameras were forgotten about in a moment of absent-mindedness, but we both realised how amazing this part of the world is. Probably the defining moment was when I pulled off onto a view site on the road between Pringle Bay and Gordon’s Bay. Behind us, mountains; in front of us, False Bay and the distant mountains around Muizenberg and Fish Hoek on the other side. It was a moment just sitting there in silence, taking in the view, contemplating life, the universe and everything.
I feel so privileged to be living here, and even more so that I was able to share this with someone who hadn’t experienced it before.