Busy Times

Cape Agulhas is packed. Full of people from all over the country – I have seen cars from each of the nine provinces and I haven’t even left my bedroom this morning. Intersections which usually don’t see more a couple of cars each hour have actual queues at them – sometimes as many as 3 or 4 vehicles long.

Yes, I guess that as with anything in life, one’s definition of “heavy traffic” is relative. That said, I’m expecting heavy traffic even by Cape Town standards as we  head down to Struisbaai beach this evening for the traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks.

It’s chilly (20C), breezy and no-one seems to be particularly looking forward to our late night beach trip right now, but we’ll still do it. After all, as they say, it’s always better to regret something you have done rather than something you haven’t. Actually, that might not hold true for murder, but then I’m not planning on murdering anyone tonight.

As long as the traffic isn’t too bad…

Happy New Year.

  • Henry Crun

    20 deg C chilly? You’ve definitely been away from Sheffield for too long

  • Henry Crun > Things improved. Saw in New Year in short sleeves surrounded by fireworks and drunk Afrikaners.

  • The Jannie

    Just to keep you in the meteorological loop re the people’s Republic of South Yorkshire, we went over the Pennines yesterday. It pissed down most of the way there and back. We had to go on the 50mph-limited because-of-roadworks but-nobody-was-actually-working M62. Woodhead was closed to all traffic because of high winds – my son’s Mondeo hasn’t yet lifted off in a gale, but nanny knows best. Today the new year dawned cold but bright and sunny so maybe there’s hope yet. It wasn’t quite 20C but we in the Northern tribes are tough; just give us a coat of blue emulsion and we’ll be out snowballing along with those namby pamby Southerners in their Damarts.

    A happy, peaceful and uneventful new year to residents and visitors alike.

  • Ronnie

    Happy New Year