September 2008

The Cape of Storms

August went out with a bit of a blow which some people called “the worst in 7 years“.

Sun Valley on Saturday :

Our house doesn’t have storm water gullies, the gutters vent straight down the side of the house. If it rains hard, we have a mini-moat around the house.

Fortunately it’s sand all the way down, so the water drains quickly.

On Sunday the sea was still rough. (For comparison, I took this photo on the rocks on the left hand side of the first picture below, on a nice day (September 13th) in 2004).

In typical Cape Town fashion, it clears up, the sun comes out, and it’s beautiful. With a flippen cold wind, I must say, but beautiful.