Simon’s Town

Simon's Town Spring Regatta

Simon’s Town Spring Regatta

This weekend sees the celebration of the Simon’s Town Spring Festival over the three days of 23, 24 and 25 September 2011. It also takes in Heritage Day, 24th September.

I have woken up early, before the duiker colony on Ark Rock, outside my window. They are waiting for their advant-garde to bring back the news of where the fish are! There is little wind to-day, thank goodness. Why do I always forget that the wind blows so here?

The wind has been good for the False Bay Yacht Club Spring Regatta.  Not sure what they will do to-day? The yachts made such a pretty picture on The Bay yesterday, their white sails billowing out, trying not to keel over.  In the afternoon there were yachts with grey sails.  Not sure what class they were?

There are so many things to do! I am deciding whether I will go down to Long Beach, Simon’s Town (not to be confused with Long Beach, Noordhoek)  to see the start of the Paddlers Annual Spring Kayak Race. Am sure I could get a good vantage point from the road to Redhill. There will also be a motorcycle display on the Town Jetty with Harley Davidsons.  A must of course!

Think I will go and have breakfast overlooking the Jetty!


  1. Wendy Ward says

    HI Gaye,
    Hearing your story made me quite nostalgic – especially the bit about Food for Thought. I used to go there myself all of 12 – 20 years ago. I can’t believe it is still going.

    • careradmin says

      Hi Wendy,

      Glad I could take you down memory lane. I am told there is one in Brighton too. Amazing concept, good home cooked meals. Just love that you are expected to share with someone if there is a free chair! Should be start one in Cape Town?

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