Sunday Fun Day in Kalk Bay!! - CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

in travel •  2 years ago

Today we decided to get out of the house for the afternoon and head to Kalk Bay for lunch at the Brass Bell. Kalk Bay is a character filled fishing village on the False Bay Coast. It is about a 10 minute drive from where we stay.

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Kalk Bay is one of those places, that no matter how often you visit - it just never gets old...

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It is such an enormously CHARACTER filled little suburb, you could literally lose yourself for hours, simply exploring...

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No matter where you look, there is an array of colour and all sorts of goodies to discover...

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Approaching the restaurant you have to go through the subway underneath the railway and are ALWAYS greeted by a different busker. Today's artist was quite talented I must say - and definitely not lacking any enthusiasm! hehe

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"The Brass Bell" has been there since "pa fell off a donkey" and is pretty much a household name for most Capetonians!

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Enroute to Kalk Bay you pass its neighbouring suburb - Muizenberg, which is essentially "surfer central". The beach there has the perfect waves for beginners, so is naturally where all the surf schools and shops are.

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The Brass Bell has several sections to it - one of which is "The Beach at the Bell"

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It is a great place for a social family afternoon, because moms and dads can relax while the kids muck about on the "beach"...

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building sandcastles and dipping their toes in the water.

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The outside section of the restaurant is situated LITERALLY right next to the ocean...

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which gives you an outdoor experience, like no other!

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The restaurant tables are scattered around the tidal pools - which on sunny afternoons, often offer welcoming "cool off sprays" from King Neptune himself.

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It is truly wonderful to be able to relax so close to mother nature...

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There is a walkway that runs "through" the restaurant which is referred to as the "cat walk" - it stretches right from Muizenberg

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The tide was a little high this afternoon as you can see...

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so we decided to give the cat walk a skip. lol

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ok... wine time!!! (yes, yes, those that know me well, will know that this is my favourite time. haha) and the order of the day was a delightfully refreshing bottle of Durbanville Hills Rosè

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To munch for me, it was a platter for one - which was... as you can see... WAYYYYY too much for one person! lol - but sharing is caring, so nothing went to waste :)

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ooooh... sandy toes! How did those get in here! hehe ;)

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time for a trip to the ladies... which is a "mini tour" in itself, showing off some world famous photos of our Cape Storms which needless to say are RATHER dramatic in Kalk Bay...

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here are a few original photos from the "The Cape of Storms" as experienced in Kalk Bay - a little bit of perspective. lol


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When you look at pics like that, you would never say that you would be able to dine like this just 500 metres away... hehe

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thankfully today, we experienced nothing more than a few tiny sprays. hehe! It was a wonderful afternoon - but my little person was tired so it was time to head home...

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However, the day wouldn't be complete without a quick swing in the park before heading home... hehe ;)

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Homeward bound... until next time Steemers :)

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This post received a 3.4% upvote from @randowhale thanks to @jaynie! For more information, click here!

Ha ha ha ha Sandy toes. Looks like a great outing!

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@enginewitty it was indeed sir :) Thanks for the comment! ;)

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Oh ya anytime. I like the way you write 🌞

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again... thank you :)

How wonderful and what beautiful images. Don't think you want to be around when those waves come crashing in.. haha. Thank you for sharing, upvoted and a new follower!

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Thanks for the lovely feedback @abitowhit - and agreed! lol those waves are not for sissies! haha

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(angrily) NOMNONONONO Nom nom...nomminnynomnom

looks like you had a great time :) upvoted

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we did indeed. Thank you for the comment and the upvote. Much appreciated :)

looks like an awesome trip :)

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it absolutely was! It is always fun to visit Kalk Bay :) Thanks for the feedback xxx

killer

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indeed :)

NOt bad

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thank you

Beautiful photos and narration of your day. It is great to meet you here at Steemit! I am still very new, and learning so much. I read a lot of posts to see what other members read and write. You are a GREAT example to learn from! I love the ocean, but over the years as I get older I have more and more awe and respect for it, too. It is so powerful. Thanks @jaynie

nice looking place, indeed. food looks great, guess the sea is cold and air fresh :)

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a little bit... but the sun was out to play too :)

Wow! What a great post, jaynie. Please change one tag to africa or southafrica - not sure which. People search for those and they will be blown away by your work when they get here. Spectacular work.

I'm so glad I found you from your fb group I joined. I'm really happy to be a part of it and I will always go to at least one post for each time I post in your group. Thank you so much for running it. I know how much effort that takes.

I think you should do a post here about the group every 5-6 days to recruit. People definitely seach for facebook info here and join groups so I know yours can expand easily if you let people know.

Thank you again and so glad to connect today. I'm out of steem to vote right now but I resteemed and followed :)

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Thank you so much for your VERY generous words! Yes, I have actually been meaning to re-share the group on here. I have done it a couple of times, but try not to be too repetitive or "spammy" but I will do it later today for sure and will tag you.

I actually didn't think about using a local tag. I will do that now :)

Thanks again for the awesome response and the compliments! Means a lot.

Awesome to connect :)

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I think once every 5 or so days would not be spammy. Just explain the group and what you get out of it and how people can participate. There are a lot of fb groups for steemit. Some are good - some not so good. As long as people visit one post for each post they make - it seems to go well :)

Wonderful place for a relaxing vacation!

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Absolutely!!!