This week I would like to share with you some uplifting experiences which have reconfirmed my faith in humanity. Let’s start with the girls jumping from the rocks near Cape Towns unofficial nudist beach (Sandy Bay).
These days we are constantly hearing that young people spend too much time either playing with their cellphones, watching TV and generally finding new ways to avoid physical activity and play a full roll in supporting the obesity epidemic. Old folks are often heard saying “when I was younger we used to get out more often and……….”.
Well last weekend I saw some young people having some ‘old fashioned’ fun – and I was impressed.
As I was enjoying breakfast on my balcony in Llandudno, Cape Town, I was surprised to hear screaming coming from the direction of the ocean. Thinking there might be some kind of emergency I quickly jumped up and reached for my phone. However on closer inspection I realised the screaming was coming from a group of girls who were standing on the rocks in front of my apartment – there was no emergency they we just having a good time.
The four girls were taking it in turns to jump off the largest of the rocks into the ocean. As you will see from the photos below these are pretty big rocks. Regular visitors to my blog will know that these same rocks are also quite popular with the local whale community (see my earlier article here). Waiting on a surfboard in the sea was a teenage boy whose ‘duty’ appeared to be to collect each girl after she had reached the water (which is pretty cold here) and help her back to the other side of the rock. The girl would then swim back to the rock, join her friends at the jump-off point and encourage the next girl to jump.
As each girl jumped the other three let out a very large scream which is what had attracted my attention in the first place. After all the girls had jumped it was the time for the boy to also have a go. Who said the youth of today are all couch potatoes? If you want to see some fit Cape Town girls just get yourself over to Llandudno (actually Sunset Rocks is the precise name of rocks they were jumping off).
I would like to leave you with some sunset pics that I took in the last couple of days. Hopefully these will keep me going until I return.
Enjoy the weekend ahead and let’s hope those uplifting experiences keep coming.
If you are interested in reading my other health focused articles try the following