More surfskiing and hiking

Hey hey, new look to the wordpress dash board. Not sure how to change the fonts. Would love to use my favourite one, Verdana.

Anyway, last weekend I had my second surfski class in Fish Hoek. WoW! Everything went SO much better than the first time. I couldn’t believe it. I managed to stay on the ski through the surf and was quite happy with my results. No, not yet been to the jetty but I’m sure with my next class that it will even go smoother. I’m having so much fun being in the water and so surprised that I’m not cold at all. The cold is what has kept me from doing what I love to do most: Scuba diving but hey, maybe I must just also give that a try in the Cape Town Waters.

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The next Sunday I went on a hike with my dear friend Dominique. It’s always great to see him. He was one of my first friends in Cape Town. We combine the hiking mostly with some food.. And we chat a lot about all the learnings in life. Dominque recently became a life coach and I have done many courses, workshop, read books etc. so there’s always something new we can share. The hike was from Newlands Forest to the Rhodes Memorial. It took us about an 1.5 hour to get there. This hike is nice for when it’s hot because you spend quite a bit of time in the forest. Super dog friendly for those who’d like to bring their 4-legged friends. At Rhodes Memorial there’s a fantastic breakfast place with views all over Cape Town. We indulged in Eggs Benedict. Yay! Luckily we still had to hike back to burn at least a bit of those calories.

Yesterday I joined a hike organised by Cape Union Mart. They organise hikes every week and it’s great for those who would like to hike in a group. Their web site: www.cumhike.co.za. It was one of the hottest days (36 degree) in Cape Town and it was actually not very clever to do anything super strenuous. The hike was in the Simonstown area which was quite exposed to the sun. No climbing involved though and we took a lot of tea breaks. More like a stroll in the park than a hike but not much I could have handled in this heat.

It’s great not to travel for a little bit (next week I’m flying to Holland) and enjoy Cape Town and surroundings. We’re so privileged to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world!

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One Response to More surfskiing and hiking

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