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This morning I strolled onto my balcony in Cape Town’s pleasant coastal village of Llandudno to be confronted by lots of whales frolicking in the ocean. Normally most people say that November is a good time of year for whale spotting around Cape Town and although in the past this has certainly been the case today is February 28th! Before breakfast I spotted four groupings of whales, one in Sandy Bay which I noticed from my kitchen window as I prepared the day’s first coffee. The other three groups were playing around near Sunset Rocks which is right in front of my balcony.
When I first got up (about 6:00 a.m.) the whales were still quite some way out so I popped out to Hout Bay to get some provisions and by the time I returned they had moved closer to the shore. Rather than simply tell everybody about this incredible sight I decided to get the camera out and start shooting. The photographs below are a selection from the day’s shots – they were all taken around 10:00 a.m. before I trotted across the rocks to Sandy Bay to get some exercise. All are high definition so just click on them if you want to see more detail.
Now after all that nautical excitement let me introduce you to the second subject of this week’s blog. Many of us have over indulged somewhat over the festive period – and for those people higher up in the northern hemisphere the weather has not been conducive to going out and exercising. Regular visitors to this blog will know that I often share my latest musical ‘deviations’ on this website and recently some ladies asked me if I could produce a piece of music to motivate them into doing more exercise.
My response to this request was the song ‘Lycra Larry‘. It combines a nifty little rhythm (but not too strenuous) with a story of fashion, passion, pain and embarrassment – yes all the key elements of a good soap. So without further discourse let me introduce you to Lycra Larry – I hope it provides you with the appropriate degree of motivation.
If you would like to hear more of my fun songs the TRANSFORMATES 變 Music Project‘s website for similar little ditties can be found here. Lycra Larry will also be featured on the TRANSFORMATES 變 new Album: ‘Songs of Fun, Deviants and Eunuchs‘, which will be available from all good music suppliers shortly (with 12 lovely tracks)
Oh – and also the moon sets!