Sadly, as with all migratory birds, it is time to say farewell to my beautiful base in the Southern Hemisphere and fly north for the European summer. It has been an interesting week since my last blog entry: at the beginning of the week I caught a couple of Whales schmoozing around the rocks in front of my balcony (photo below) and we had a beautiful full moon on the 8th March 2012.
I managed to get out of bed in the middle of the night to catch the full moon just as it was setting above the rocks. Although this place is called Sunset Rocks I find some of the most magical moments are when the moon sets. This is made all the better by the incredibly clear sky and the multitude of twinkling stars. I am in the fortunate position of being able to see the moon setting over the sea from my bed (although clearly that approach doesn’t get many photos taken). I have captured some of the moon-set shots in the gallery.
This is my last day here so as the sun rose I took a final walk over to Llandudno beach to take a longing look at the view from Llandudno rocks as the sun rose over the mountain. I have also added a few more photos of Llandudno to the gallery to remind me what I am missing when I am in the Northern Hemisphere. I need to pack now – there is a big cycle race here on Sunday and they close the Cape Town-Llandudno road to cars – therefore I need to depart on Saturday (today!). On Monday I need to be back at mission control with the RiskBusters in the UK as we embark on our latest corporate risk fighting adventure.
This morning Alex, the BIZCHANGERS technical guru, gave me my first coaching session, by video conference from Vienna, on the use of WordPress. Our objective: to help breathe a little more life and colour into ChrisDuggleby.com. It would appear that the Gods fully support this move having ensured the day here on Sunset Rocks (Cape Town) is sufficiently overcast to eliminate any distraction from the two local beaches.
My roof top “Office” is conveniently situated about 20 minutes by foot from Llandudno beach (near Cape Town, South Africa, not the one in Wales). It is also a 15 minute walk in the other direction to Sandy Bay beach. This ensures I have no excuse not to get some real exercise rather than just the usual writer’s cramp and various repetitive stain injuries (we used to just call this back ache!).
From now on I intend to keep you regularly updated on the exploits of the BIZCHANGERS’ founder and professional risk buster. I will also provide occasional photos and tips about interesting ‘exposures’ I come across during my travels.
First of all, a quick update on progress in writing my new book. I have dedicated a couple of weeks of seclusion here on the outskirts of Cape Town to break the back of my newest offering which will focus on the management of ‘change’. I am actually already into the third version but from experience this is nothing to worry about. It took over three years before I felt my first book was ready to be published (‘Value TRAI Based Risk Management’).
By the way if you do not yet have a copy of the first book we have a special introductory offer which is only available if you purchase via the BIZCHANGERS.COM website. All prices on the site are quoted in UKPounds (£9.99) but you will be offered a currency of your choice when you get to the payment screen. This price includes international postage.
So that’s enough of the promotional stuff. It is time to get back to writing the next book before the weather improves too much. Once the sun arrives I will be clambering across the rocks in an attempt to delay my body grinding to a halt through lack of use. Just to wet your (and my) appetite here is a photo of the route from the apartment to the beach. More soon……