This is the blog of a 25-year-old bookmark. I proudly boast my own Hallmark serial number, 95 HBM 80-1. You’ll probably want to read all about me and my Travelling Companion (the TC) .
Today’s travel notes
Me and the TC are in Cape Town, South Africa. Cape Town, the place where “gravel” rhymes with “level”.
Now that the TC is back in the city of her birth, this worm has noticed her accent regressing. She has been sitting with her father, reminiscing about her teenage years when people used to say things like:
“Ja no, man, it’s level with the gravel.”
Translation: “It’s cool.” Note that you must pronounce “gravel” as “grevel”, otherwise you just don’t belong in Cape Town.
Or: “Lekker like a cracker.”
Basically, that means it’s good. “Lekker” means tasty, and the same rule applies to the pronunciation.
Tread lightly on this Earth. Crawling or slithering is good too.
The book I’m in
World without End, by Ken Follett.
Me at Bloubergstrand, a beach on the shores of Table Bay where most of the chocolate-box pictures of Table Mountain are taken:
Behind me in the above picture are Devil’s Peak on the left, Table Mountain in the centre and Lion’s Head on the right.
Do you remember Jonathan Livingstone S, whom this worm first encountered in Surfer’s Paradise? Here he is again, attempting to look picturesque in Bloubergstrand with Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak as his backdrop:
Me and Peg got up close and personal with a puffer fish on Bloubergstrand. You can see one of the fish’s gray eyes and its yellow beak at the bottom:
Here’s a worm’s eye view of some pebbles in a pool of crystal sea water:
And a collection of shells:
The TC is feeling unaccountably sentimental about this VW Chico. It used to be her car. Now her parents have it and so she gets to drive it around while we’re in Cape Town:
That’s all for today dudes.