Tag: Cape Town

Surf Trip, Staycation Style

Costa Rica is our dream surf trip destination. But we would take Maldives, Bali, Hawaii, Long Island or even Mauritius if you threw it at us. But you didn’t, so we gathered our battered Rands and set off for Melkbosstrand instead. We left after work on a Friday,  so we missed the traffic. The journey from our home in the South to…

Ten Things I learned from Shark MOOC

I am so stoked that I  learned such awesome stuff in this little thing called a MOOC. Confession: Despite being enrolled in the MOOC I had to Google what exactly the acronym stands for…wait for it… Massive Open Online Course I completed  Sharks! Global Diversity, Biology and Conservation  with Cornell University and the University of Queensland on the EdX platform…

Going Pear Shape

One of the things I have had to come to terms with since I started stand up paddle boarding is my love/hate relationship with wetsuits. The LOVE part is easy.  My winter wetsuit is the only thing between my peaches and cream and the  cold Benguela current, which churns it’s way up from Antarctica without any deflection, straight into Cape Town. The…

The shark thing.

There isn’t a day I paddle out into False Bay that I don’t think about sharks. I have seen the aerial photos. I have watched the National Geographic documentaries. I know the sharks are there. Great Whites. Bronze Whalers, Raggies. But mostly Great White sharks. On a clear day you can see Seal Island, their hunting ground, from Baden Powell…