Dear Diary

Dear Diary

 Dear Diary

What a day it was yesterday! So many things to do and so many people to see in St Francis Bay. On top of that, it rained the whole day, which was rather remarkable! It was that medium type of rain, not too heavy, but more than a drizzle, and it soon filled up the water tanks. I do hope it fills up the dams a little bit. That would be so wonderful!

I had a fantastic meeting with an excellent local man who is setting up a new laundry business. He has an app and a website, and an enormous factory where he will be working from. We chatted about the business, and we talked about the rain. We even spoke about advertising. I do hope his business will be a resounding success!

The waves were tiny today, and I saw some people going for a surf in the rain. I thought to myself,” They’re going to get so wet from the rain.” When I realized the silliness of my statement, I laughed so hard I nearly wet myself! That really would have been one for the books, all things considered!

I was so happy when a friend of mine phoned me from Durban. He told me that the beaches in Durban are very yucky and that we are so much luckier here with our beautiful beaches and coastline. He also made me laugh when he used the word ‘yucky.’ He had a strong Durban accent. When he said ‘fishing’, it sounded like ’fushin’ when everyone knows you pronounce it ‘feeeshing.’ Silly friend! He also spoke about advertising. Imagine that!

So, dear diary, another day passed by in paradise, and I was happy to be a part of it. 

Tonight we are having soup. And maybe a little bit of sherry. Just an ‘eyedrop’, as my dear old uncle used to say. Shame.  

Gotto run. Let’s speak again tomorrow!. 

Your friend 

The editor.

  

Notes From The Editor -The World Of Sport Awakens

Notes From The Editor -The World Of Sport Awakens

The World Of Sport Awakens

It was a glorious weekend of sport. It was probably the biggest weekend globally since our first lockdown. So it was amazing to witness some of it right here in St Francis Bay.

To summarize, and it is a quick summary, this is what went down this weekend.

First and foremost, we had the PGA Championship at The Links, and it was televised lie on both Saturday and Sunday. What an experience seeing the drone shots of the competitors and even the wide shots of the beach at Cape St Francis and St Francis Bay. Full results further in the news.

The Springboks had a nail-biting game against Wales in Cardiff, and it poured throughout. The stadium had a roof, but COVID protocols prevented them from closing it. To make matters more interesting, a try opportunity for Wales was possibly thwarted by a spectator. The guy had run on the field to have some fun. Instead, he was tackled to the ground directly in front of the Welsh charge.

We played T20 World Cup cricket against England in Sharjah in India. We beat the Poms but were eliminated from the contest. It was a strange game; the rules are changing. One massive hit from an England batsman saw him smash it out of the park for 12 runs. I missed the new rules, but 12 runs for a single strike, no matter how good, changes the game right there.

At Seal Point, we had excellent waves for the Nelson Mandela Bay Surfriders Closed Championships. Again, there was a lekker vibe and perfect waves. No results though, the champions will be crowned at the AGM next weekend.

We had Formula 1 in Mexico, and the Hamilton/Verstappen blood feud continues. However, Max won and is looking good for the title.

To top it all, we had the super-popular New York marathon take place and the Barcelona Marathon. The NY race was televised live, and by that stage, on Sunday, I was so sported-out that I couldn’t even search for the Barcelona event. In fact, at that stage, I could barely find my tonic water. What a weekend.