Thursday, 6 August 2015

Fish Hoek. Normality?

A friend and I went to Fishoek today. Bought some Kentucky, a half litre of Coke and walked to our usual spot to chill. It was an awesome day! We were sitting sort of behind a fishing boat, pulled far up the beach, next to the lifesavers hut. Warm winter sun blazing down on us. I snapped some, what I would call normality, pictures. Happy people strolling down the white beach, calling at their dogs, playing fetch in the water. Parents wheeling toddlers around in various models of preambulators.A Clean beach confronting the waves that were trying to force their way upon it, then drowning trying to do so. The beach was really clean which is great. The car park as well. I detest littering. Each dog owner of dogs that crapped on the beach that I saw, cleaned it up immediately. Passionate about dogs I say awesome! Yet beer tops plastic bottle tops and some broken glass surrounded me. Stupid humans. That was the only thing that irked me. I cleaned it up when we left. Fishoek Beach. Chilled.

Kalk Bay Harbour

Kalk Bay harbour. Picturesque, tranquil and rustic. Beautifully weathered ocean vessels moored side by side. Geared and ready for the next catch. Seals frolicking next to the breakwater in the sea. I am watching them swirl and pirouette in the ocean, expecting a great white shark to up-end one of them. But they seemed carefree. Playful. Kalk Bay. Photographers haven!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Stand By Diver, Simonstown.

“This statue stands as a symbol to all past, present and future South African Navy divers. We protect and serve confident in the knowledge that there will always be a fellow diver looking out for us. Ours is a ‘brotherhood’ that transcends race, gender and creed. ‘Semper in excreta’
This plaque is fixed to the plinth on which the statue of The Stand by Diver rests. Situated at the end of the pier (a national heritage site) in Simonstown, this eerily life like ode to SA Navy Divers past, present, and future was unveiled in December 2014. The articles around the divers feet are items of which a navy diver would associate himself with, during the course of his career. Note the Old Brown Sherry nip! The creator of this awesome work of art is ex-navy diver, Jan Otto du Plessis.