21 February 2014

Rescuing the Alpha Male

Last Sunday we waved goodbye to the Alph and made plans to meet up with him later. Nobody was joining us today as they all had other plans in the heat so we were faffing around much better when we had a phone call from the Alph to say he needed rescuing as his tyre exploded in the middle of Simonstown. So off we set through all the cyclists and joggers
along the road to Simonstown
where we found the Alph stranded in the middle of a huge running race. We loaded the bike,
said a quick hello (and a quick christen) of the Just Nuisance statue - you can see me in the foreground picking up some wee-mail -
and we fought our way back through the Peninsula Marathon runners to Fish Hoek where the Alph had parked his car.
We parked our car and walked along the road - still filled with runners -
and over the railway line to Fish Hoek beach,
which wasn't looking its best ...
but on the beach it was lovely and cool.
I felt positively perky.
Lots of people and dogs and fun.
We had a swim in the lagoon, and watched the runners pounding across the bridge. The PEST wanted to chase the seagulls bobbing around, but is a bit wary of the water
so he chased some wolf dogs away instead.
Then we had tea.
Walking home while a bright orange kite-surfer and matching beachwalkers entertained the Food lady.
We met Archie, who belongs to Penny and John, some friends of the humans. It was a lovely morning, and we still had our human brother's farewell tea to look forward to.

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