Cape Town ... 5pm ... 36deg ... the commute ...
That happened to me on Wednesday. I psyched myself out of the usual route and decided to take the scenic route home. I am extremely fortunate that this route takes me along two of arguably the most beautiful roads in the world, both skirting the Atlantic Ocean, one a little higher than the other. Victoria Road which runs ibetween Camps Bay and Hout Bay and Chapmans Peak Drive between Hout Bay and Noordhoek.
As I drove smelling the sea air the ocean on one side and the marveling at the beauty of the mountain on the other, the stress of the day dissipated. I am extremely privileged to live in one of the earth's Eden's. The only thing that could have topped my drive would have been to have joined those sitting on beach enjoying the early evening sun, with a sundowner in the hand.
In two days time, I travel the other way, in a bike, having passed the half way mark of a 109km cycle around the peninsula. Let's hope I am able to appreciated the scenery then! [Thanks to those who have sponsored my ride, Eish!! has raised R500-00 for The Sunflower Fund. There's still time to donate, click the link on the top right of the page.]