Sat 14 Feb 2015
Apparently it’s Valentines Day. Not really a big deal where we are. Actually, it’s not even recognised. I have no problem spending it on a perfect, uninhabited beach; not that it features on my calendar in South Africa.
We walked into the village this morning, to have a look around. The beach on that side is also stunning, despite the litter from the village. Being the weekend, the children were free-range and found us very interesting. I don’t have the same interest in them and find them exhausting.
The little boy that lives on our beach is eight years old. I could take life lessons from him. He smiles all day, every day. One of his favourite toys is a block of wood that he drags around on a string. He balances bottles on the block and sees how far he can drag it before they fall over.
We are both happy to be back on the beach. Taking a swim in the warm, clear water first thing in the morning is the best way to wake up. Napping in the afternoon and having a bodysurf before dinner isn’t too bad either.