This morning I went through to Muizenberg to pick up my board. The boys at LifeStyle surf shop had called me to say it is all ready (even though it wasn’t – but that is a whole other story). I got there early enough to take a walk through to Kalk Bay – as I did the other day. What I didn’t say then is that on Monday I did not have enough money on me to pay for my Chococcino and I owed the waitress. On the way I sat with on the walk and did this watercolour of the view towards Cape Point. There is a little house right down on the rocks which must be such a cool place to live – I suppose they are used to the trains which pass within10m of their back door. Here is the first part:
There was a crowd of fishermen below me on the rocks who were chatting and laughing raucously. Laughter is such a beautiful sound. Here is how the next part of the painting looked:
The train passed within a metre of where I sat. I had my back to the pillar for the powerlines. And a cop strolled past whistling. A happy chap. I did the next part of the watercolour once the water reflection in the middleground had dried:
And then I walked and trotted along the line to Kalk Bay. When I sat down at the Tribeca Bakery in Kalk Bay I saw that I had not put in the concrete post on the rocks. So I licked my brush and picked up some colour and completed the painting:
The waitress who had taken my bill the other day had been so friendly about the whole thing that I gave her the painting. So if you ever pass through Kalk Bay drop in at Tribeca Bakery. They make a great cuppa as well awesome choc chip cookies. (o:
I was looking forward to a short surf at Muizenberg when I got back although I was in two minds about it. A few days ago a shark took a guy who was chest deep in the surf at Fishhoek beach. Bit off his legs and ate them and then came back for the rest. All they found were his goggles. Ai. In the end the board was not ready so the decision was made for me.