Beautiful Britannia Bay, West Coast, Cape Town

Friends are the most important ingredient
in this recipe of life.

– Unknown

I couldn’t agree more with this quote on friendship. This weekend, one of my dearest friends, Tash, came to visit from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Leigh (my current flatmate), Tash and I met at Rhodes University where we played water polo together and lived together in digs. Reunions of this kind are great as you can pick up where you left off and it’s still as great as it has always been. Unfortunately our other digs mates live in Johannesburg and in Zimbabwe so we weren’t all together but one day we’ll plan a big reunion (Amy, Rob, Harry and little Ntini).

 I visited Tash on her idyllic island, Tortola, about two years ago in between yacht jobs and it was pure bliss. Leigh is joining Tash on that side of the world next year to do the Half Iron Man in Puerto Rico followed by a holiday/ I am so tempted to fly over to meet them in Miami for Tash’s 30th but I will hang in there until my yoga holiday in Bali with my Mom and Sharni from Follow The Sun in June/July 2015.

After picking up Tash from the airport, we headed up the West Cost to Britannia Bay. The car was filled with non-stop chatting and catching up on each others’ news in between mouthfuls of some great padkos (road trip snacks).

And then we arrived to a braai (BBQ) on the go and the sunset version of this view:

Perfect site to wake up to in Britannia Bay.

Perfect spot to wake up to in Britannia Bay.

Yoga sun salutations on the beach. Kayaking. Long walks and runs on the beach. Garden cricket. Beach bats. Many fruity cocktails. Braais. Fun games in and out of the jacuzzi. Many laughs. Old friends and new friends. It was such a great break from the city and the perfect way to start my Christmas holiday.

While strolling along the beach with my camera as I do, I breathed in the fresh sea air and smiled with gratitude. Great friends, a perfect West Coast spot, the holidays and happiness.

Blessed. So blessed.

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