Sunday, 25 December 2011

Last Days

After the harrowing experience of finals finally came to an end my friends and i spent every second we could at the beach!  Believe it or not (i'm sure you wont believe it!) but i actually got mildly tan while everyone else got horribly burned.  I tried to feel bad for them, but after years of being punished for getting burned instead of consoled i found it difficult to show them much empathy.  These were some of my favorite days while i was away.

This beach in Muizenberg we took the train to.  The train ride was pretty fun because i wrote notes about all the people on the train and then read them allowed later as if they were poetry.  It was funnier than it sounds.  Anyways sadly i lost my "poems" but my favorite on was about an overweight lady eating chips slowly while the man next to her (who was definitely crazy) babbled on and on for his entire trip.

 The beach was amazing and the waves were so much fun and perfect for body surfing.  the water was cold, but the type that was soon as you got used to it you could stay in for hours.  You could rent surf boards which was apparent because many of these surfers were simply bad. 

At one point a siren went off and people ran out of the water because . . . there was a SHARK!  baby, there was a shark in the water!!!  I could not believe it because A) what are the chances and B) that allowed me to sing that song for the rest of the day!

 This little boy sat right in the middle of this family on his way home from school.  The entire trip he tried to surreptitiously try to get a piece of candy off the floor that one of the other boys had dropped.  We was successful in secretly getting the candy by picking it up with his feet then pretending to scratch his foot and stealing the candy away in his pocket.  He was incredibly patient the entire trip as he slowly patted his foot around searching for the candy while trying to act casual.  He was really incredible.  

Our next beach adventure was in Hout Bay.  This place was more a fishing town and i wasn't obsessed with the beach or anything but i loved the harbour and  all the colorful boats.  did you notice how i spelled harbour?!

We went to Camps Bay beaches the most.  This water was absolutley freezing and our final day here (mine and Lauren's last full day in South Africa) was the day everyone except me got insanely burned.

 That's Lion's Head.  From previous pictures you can see the beach from an aerial view

I miss the beachs and South Africa a lot.  It is freezing and snowing in Hingham as i write this.

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