Still taking our daily swim

Although it is definitely autumn with later sunrises, earlier sunsets and our first rains, the sea has been wonderful and we have been taking full advantage of it. One of our neighbours caught us on camera while he was getting ready for is own swim!

HA!Man (Francois le Roux) plays us a visit

We recently had the pleasure of inviting  our friends and neighbours to an afternoon of music by our good friend Francois. (We were all suitably physically distanced and the windows were all wide open!). It was a performance as only Francois can give  – passionate, inspiring, skilled and amazingly diverse. It was a feast of […]

Big Congratulations to the team who gave us “My Octopus Teacher”

We are very pleased and proud to be able to salute our near neighbour, Craig Foster, and his amazing team for their award winning documentary, My Octopus Teacher. I am sure many of you have seen it and, if not, do watch it. It is transformative. http://My Octopus Teacher | Netflix Official Site Those of you […]

Moonlight over False Bay

Peter and I have been enjoying this glorious view and thought we would share it with those of you who remember your stay here. Best wishes to you all for 2015

Datura in full flower

The Datura next to Fig Leaf Cottage is flowering like never before. Perhaps due to the Arum Lily irrigation pot planted next to it? The irrigation pot (made by Diane) consists of an underground reservoir pot which is unglazed to allow water to seep out slowly as the plant needs it. Here is what the […]

Encounter with an otter

Peter writes Dec 30th  2014: Close Encounter with an Otter! Diane and I were swimming off our beach this morning in waist-high water when I spotted an otter swimming nearby. I stood up and, to my amazement, rather than head away from me it decided to come up close and inspect me. It came to […]

Orcas in False Bay

Last week False Bay was visited by a pod of Orcas. I did not actually see them, they were round near the lighthouse but David Hurwitz, who runs one of the local boat companies, took some amazing photos. There were about 9 of them with one baby. They killed a dolphin – hunting class for the little […]