It's really hard not to take these spectacular sunsets for granted - night after night, the "show" just keeps on coming...
The day started out with moderate temperatures (already about 22° C at 5:00 a.m.) and magnificently clear skies - the Outeniqua Mountains were as clear as they'd ever been on this morning's cycle - one of those days where you could almost make out each individual tree and the further those fantastic hills were in the distance, the more they had that unreal purple hue to them. The weather forecast called for a high of about 29° C, clouds by mid-day and even the possibility of showers in the afternoon, but n-o-o-o-o-o-o.
It was a scorcher my friends! The mercury hit 45° C in George today (if my dashboard is to be believed - and it felt like it, believe me), and a mere 37° in good old Great Brak - and not a cloud in the sky until late, late in the afternoon when the clouds built up (there was steam - okay, fog - coming up off the river) and we were treated to a tiny crack or two of distant thunder and a mere handful of raindrops, before it passed overhead. No wonder there were dozens of people swimming at The Island's beach, enjoying the almost-tumultuous high tide, trying to cool off.
And then there was the sunset.... ah...
From first thing in the morning until after dark, it really doesn't get any better than this...
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