It was Reconciliation Day here in South Africa on Monday and there really was a sense of community as everyone enjoyed the public holiday. A day chosen to mark unity after the end of Apartheid, which was even more poignant this year having just celebrated and commiserated the life of Nelson Mandela with his funeral held last Sunday.
I spent the day down at Hout Bay Market where the locals had pulled together a delightful assortment of food, live music and a head to head dance off competition. It was a wonderful day of community and unity amongst all those present, smiling and simply having a good time.
Whilst walking at the weekend discovering a little more of my new home I was in constant admiration of the stunning scenery and couldn’t help noticing the natural curves of the spectacular coastline here in South Africa. I really am very lucky to be spending some time in this incredible part of the World.
I don’t know why exactly but I do like the feeling of being down at the bottom of a continent! It was the same sensation when I used to travel to the tip of Cornwall in the UK as a child and also living at the bottom of Australia in Melbourne. Now here I am near the tip of Africa!
The natural landscape lends itself to curves every where you look from the formation of the land itself, to the mountains and rocks, to the curves of the rolling waves on the beaches curved coast line, to the ever-changing curves in the clouds and the shape of the fiery sun.