Rugby fans for life

I’m on a blogging roll tonight. I can’t believe I forgot about these photos.

Last December I went to Kleinmond with Caroline and Larni for a weekend of beach and river and wine and girl talk. As we were driving around the village looking at people’s gardens (sometimes with horror, sometimes with admiration, always critical) Caroline suddenly screeched and said there was something she’d been meaning to show me but kept forgetting.

Directing me through the streets we finally landed up here – the home of the Western Cape’s biggest rugby fans. The BIGGEST, by far. I’ve seen some fans and their gear and their enthusiasm and their loyalty before but this takes the cake and I challenge anyone to show a bigger display of loyalty and love for a game.

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In case you don’t get it, the entire house and garden and bakkie are all decorated in province rugby decorations – even the roof is painted.
That’s Caroline striking a pose in blue – fitting for the environment, I think.

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Note the lovely mountain – easy to miss with your eyes hurting so much at the sight of a bakkie decorated like that.

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Both sides of the roof are painted like that – it’s visible from several streets away.
Note the balls on the pillars.

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Very tasteful bull.
Note how the wall detail in Stormers stripes. There wasn’t a surface unadorned.

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The Western Province red disa – emblem of all sports teams in the Cape.
This was in December, hence the tinsel, in team colour of course.

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In case you hadn’t realised.

About Francoise Armour

I run a small touring company (Tours du Cap) at the bottom of Africa, to show visitors the beauty and vibrant culture of the country I have lived in since my parents brought me here from France as a child. I enjoy taking photos and wish I had learnt to do it properly. I enjoy writing but don't do enough of it. I enjoy walking in the mountains that surround me and I marvel over the views and the flowers and the amazing rock formations. I have a small, cute, clever, black dog of indeterminable breed, named Vida, who reminds me regularly that walking and getting out is not only for when tourists want it.

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