I saw these two on a grungy boat going to visit the so-called Seal Island just outside Hout Bay – I say so-called because it’s advertised as Seal Island but is really called Duiker Island since the real Seal Island is on the other side of the peninsula in False Bay, and it’s not really an island, just large rocks sticking out of the ocean. But the rocks are full of seals and tourists love seeing hundreds of seals together, playing and swimming close to the boat.

I thought it was odd for them to be coiffed in such a formal and old-fashioned manner for a morning boat cruise but I thought perhaps they were going to a wedding or something, later. They were also beautifully and very professionally made-up. 

Then I saw them later at Boulders Beach and then again at Cape Point. Identical twins. No wedding, just a day out with sweetly old-fashioned hair dos. Maybe they’re tourists from up-country. I regret not asking them questions. I’m nosy that way.

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.

2 responses to “Poppies

  1. Oh, I wish you had asked. I am nosy too. They look like air hostesses to me.

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