Category Archives: Beaches

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 26 of Level 3, 21 August 2021


Saturday 21 August 2021, Day 26 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for another fabulous day, with a number of firsts; for seeing so many heart clouds and a stone, collecting the latter a passion I share with Heidi Klum Gala reported today; for getting my work done in good time this morning, allowing me to be out and about all day; for tea with Rose Klein and Hans-Werner Klein; for a tea treat at Tryn Restaurant at Steenberg, dropping off the Adhara olive oil prize to Chef Kerry Kilpin, one of our 2021 Top 10 Women Chefs; for an amazing exhilarating walk with Rose from Muizenberg to Kalk Bay and back, 11000 steps in total, walking Continue reading →

185 on Beach is literally … on the beach in Gordon’s Bay, superb views and service!


Last week I was spoilt with a two day stay at 185 on Beach, a four star guest house as well as self-catering accommodation establishment located on Beach Road in Gordon’s Bay, a few steps from the town’s famous Bikini Beach.

What was intended as an Instagram training trade exchange became two days of spoiling by owners Richard and Jeanette Loring, and added to my portfolio of sunset photographs, given the fantastic location of 185 on Beach. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 9 of Adjusted Level 2, 8 June 2021.


Tuesday 8 June 2021, Day 9 of Adjusted Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for keeping going with just more than 4 hours of sleep; for getting my work done in time for a quick Bakoven walk before heading to Sea Point; for a tea and chocolate cake treat at Bokeh Creative Studio, meeting twin sister Debra Peterson Gurney of Gary Peterson 🙏; for three meetings in a row at the newkings boutique hotel, Zest Restaurant starting to take shape, with plants and furniture arriving today, the restaurant likely to open next week; for capturing a beautiful sunset from the restaurant terrace, imagining what it will be like to enjoy sundowners and meals outside; for an inexpensive car wash in the Piazza da Luz and shopping at the Woolies there; for a quick walk Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 7 of Adjusted Level 2, 6 June 2021


Sunday 6 June 2021, Day 7 of Adjusted Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for sleep last night, even though it was in bits and pieces due to renters in our block partying until early in the morning; for a fabulous 26C summer day in winter, with an odd North wind blowing; for getting all my work done before Jenny Stephens arrived for a walk and a tea and croissant at The 41, everyone else having sold out of croissants in Camps Bay, a lovely catch up in the sun; for chatting to a young student about World Ocean Day, celebrated on Tuesday, allowing me to add Continue reading →

Wesgro encourages tourists to ‘Get in a good space’ in new Western Cape marketing campaign!


Wesgro has released a new marketing video, to promote Cape Town and the Western Cape digitally and virtually as an escape from Lockdown life, in collaboration with the Western Cape Government, reports iol!

German and Dutch tourists who visited the Cape, and who loved it so much that they have stayed as residents, are used as spokespersons in the video for our region.

Bizarre is the use of TripAdvisor as the marketing platform, hardly known as a tourist platform. It is the platform on which tourists review their tourist experiences afterwards. This seems even more true of the German market,  from which I have never heard a mention about TripAdvisor. For tourism product owners TripAdvisor has little credibility because of its ‘friend and family’  reviews on this platform, and is the least liked tourism platform by far!

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 59 of Level 1, 28 April 2021


Wednesday 28 April 2021, Day 59 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a lovely sunny day at 20C, but with a touch of a winter chill coming through; for an efficient writing and working morning; for being able to register for my vaccination on the Discovery website, already having registered on the Government website; for two Discovery Gameboard plays, guaranteeing me a Woolies voucher next week; for a good Status meeting at Anatoli, it being two months ago that I started working on the account 🙏; for an energizing and exhilarating two hours spent outside, first a power walk giving me 300 Discovery points, and 30000 points total for the year to date now, my goal for this week, and then bumping into Vivian Warby outside my door, the two of us doing a Bakoven walk as well as one up to the Tidal Pool 💙; for an additional 160 Discovery points for balanced healthy food buying; and for being happy, healthy, and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 48 of Level 1, 17 April 2021.


Saturday 17 April 2021, Day 48 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another summer day forecast at 24C which became a 28C one; for a very relaxed day, starting off with a tea and croissant treat with Vivian Warby at Firefly, being addressed by Daniella Kisten of Minted Ginger, supplier of Chef uniforms and aprons from a neighbouring table, leading to an interesting restaurant catch-up, promising each other a tea date; for a beautiful turquoise blue ocean today, very calm and almost flat; for hearing the ‘Love my Life’ song by Robbie Williams for the first time, with amazing words, a song of self-affirmation, including ‘I am Free’, something I’ve never expressed gratitude for before, #thankyou Linda Gotlieb 🌹; for being able to see The Funeral of Prince Philip at 4 pm our time, finding it by chance via a German TV channel, so moving, despite its small size, with its ending of William, Harry, and Kate walking together in leaving the Chapel ❤️; for a power walk up the 100 Houghton Steps, gaining 300 points, bringing me closer to my goal of points to achieve by the end of this month; for the amazing surprise of there being almost no litter, having come armed with a garbage bag; for my Bakoven sunset pic of earlier this week being posted by Daily Maverick today (Photograph above); and for being happy, healthy, and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 46 of Level 1, 15 April 2021


Thursday 15 April 2021, Day 46 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#gratitude for a beautiful day, cooler at 24C, and quite windy, but a rare South Wester for a change; for a good working morning, getting everything ready for my Utopia meeting this afternoon; for a surprise Discovery Healthy Food Cashback and Camps Bay Clean donation in my bank account 🙏; for picking up my rolls at Dinkel and getting German mustard at the shop above it; for a good client meeting; for a mini meeting with Councillor Nicola Jowell at Caprice; for a power walk to the end of Bakoven, and then up to the Tidal pool in Camps Bay, scoring on more beautiful sunsets and 300 Discovery points ; for making progress with the Anatoli website redesign, the temporary site going live this afternoon; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 43 of Level 1, 14 April 2021


Wednesday 14 April 2021, Day 45 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful day, 28 C in town and slightly cooler in Camps Bay, with the most beautiful cotton wool ball clouds, and another spectacular sunset; for a good morning in getting all my work completed, using Word on my new iPad for the first time; for a good client meeting at Anatoli, spoilt with tea and biscuits; for an excellent power walk when I got back home, on my secret Bakoven path, getting a good Cardio score, and 300 Discovery points; for the bonus of Vivian Warby coming to join me, experiencing a spectacular sunset; for two Discovery Gameboard plays; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Camps Bay Beach on Travel & Leisure 2021 World’s Most Beautiful Beaches List!


Yesterday Getaway magazine shared that Camps Bay Beach is one of the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches, according to American Travel publication Travel & Leisure.

The Travel publication described our Beach as follows: ‘Truly beautiful beaches tend to be remote-island destinations far from the urban buzz. A big exception is Camps Bay Beach, right in vibrant Cape Town’. 

Camps Bay Beach rubs shoulders with 24 other beaches around the world, including Elafonissi Beach in Greece, Baia do Sancho in Brazil, Le Morne in Mauritius, Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Clearwater Beach in Florida, Sotavento Beach in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands,  Hanele Bay in Kauai in Hawaii, Nungwi Beach in Tanzania, Anse Source D’Agent, La Digue Island in the Seychelles, Shark Creek Beach in the Bahamas, Whitehaven Beach on Whitsundays Island in Australia, Praia de Marina in The Algarve in  Portugal, and Scala dei Turchi in Sicily.

I’m very proud of my home suburb, and that I have made it my missi9n to keep the Camps Bay Beachfront clean and free of litter!


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