“Summer. When the days get longer, the stars shine brighter, your hair gets lighter, the water gets warmer, the music gets louder and life gets better.” Unknown
While the Northern Hemisphere is decked out in autumn colours, the Southern part of the world are heading towards summer. I still can’t decide whether it’s my favourite season (there’s just something special about autumn), but I’m certainly very happy about the warmer weather!
But oh my, I was not prepared to experience mid 30°C temperatures already in October! It seems that summer starts (very) early here on the south east coast of South Africa!
So, when Berto arrived home from work yesterday, we got into our shorts, t-shirts and flip flops and headed straight for the beach!
Some of you will remember that we stayed in Gonubie for a couple of weeks when we arrived in East London back in May this year. We are now living closer to the city, but it’s still just a 10-minute drive to Gonubie (and the beach).
It was much cooler at the beach, but despite this, we dipped our feet in the cold water (which was quite refreshing). There were also other people enjoying the late afternoon (even swimming) after a scorcher of a day.
Although it was only a brief walk on the beach, it cooled us down and we were ready to go back home to make our own pizzas and enjoy an ice-cold glass of white wine.
On the way back home, we got a lovely surprise when the sun showed its most beautiful colours as it went down in the west. A few clouds also appeared in the sky, which was promising for rain later.
When we arrived home, we were just in time to witness the last few minutes of the sun setting. It was such a beautiful end to a very hot day!