On Thursday I traveled up to George with a friend of mine who owns the business with whom I have been working there. He had a 09:00 meeting so we left Somerset West at 04:00 which is nice and early. Dick is a farmer and a hunter so the trip is always very different. While I am composing watercolours he is picking out all the game. The last time we saw a small herd of fallow deer. And this time, on the way up we saw elephant! How about that? There are not many people I know who can stop to view elephant on the way to work. They are in a reserve on the route.
Anyway, we camped in Wilderness in spite of dire flood warnings. Fortunately there were no floods. But I did have a chance to sit on the river bank in the gathering gloom and paint the view. Then we had the best pizza in the country at Pomodoro.