What makes a fabulous beach house?
A picture perfect little bay with a pristine and sandy white beach, gentle surf for swimming and body boarding, a cluster of interesting rock pools to forage in, only a handful of houses and a nearly deserted beach.
What makes a fabulous weekend at a beach house ?
Delicious food in abundance, mussels picked from the rocks, fresh oysters from Saldanha, which is just around the corner.
Saturday lunch was delicious melt in the mouth lamb, we were a bit late - sorry no pics and a breakfast salad with boiled eggs and roasted vine tomatoes, fried Ham on the side.
A saxophone in the early afternoon shadows, gently playing the sultry and sexy tones of
' Summertime, and the living is easy....."
The space for long beach walks or to practice a few challenging yo-yo techniques.
A quiet, sunny corner facing the sea, to read a good book or the warm light of a lamp to knit by.
|the view from the kitchen windows on the other side of the house|
Most of all, it was the gathering of good friends to celebrate the birthday of a lovely lady -
and I do believe, I hear the distant ring of bells...........
I have to finish on this magnificent tattoo, aptly nautical for the beach house weekend, but look a little longer and you see so much more.
|one of Barend's 'sea legs'|