CRY THE BELOVED CAPE
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And so after a long and weary bus trip from the Free State to Cape Town it finally stopped at the Bellville terminal and most passengers alighted and hung around the area like typical loafers awaiting their friends and family to fetch them. Eventually all were gone and I remained there, a solitary man being what I am. And so this person from the Cape demanded money to buy fish and chips from the shop other side of the road. I gave him money and he left. Later he returned and asked me to exchange the R20 for a R50 note to which I told him to leave me in peace. He waved to some of his tchommies over the road and they waved back. I told this ouk to wait while I telephone my son-in-law and then sort out my ATM status. I telephoned my son-in-law and asked him if he was a cop on duty at which this little bum ran like a bolt out of hell. Now where I lodge in Fish Hoek there is no bottle store according to some dead and antiquated law which prohibits the sale of booze in Fish Hoek at the “Long beach Mall”. The amount of booze sole here will put any other bottle store to shame. Then I saw this ouk blinking and staring at me. Pity he did not have his pseudonym attached somewhere. Another duck under the bridge sans his spectacles. Or maybe it is time to upgrade my Facebook.
After that little no-no encounter I took a walk to the beach and was horrified to find the place in a condition no sane person can tolerate.
On Saturday I and my grand daughter returned to the beach despite the inclemental weather and found the beach in an actual state of almost total destruction with Sea-weed stretching over the entire length of the beach, almost 2 km. Now certain parts of this beach is not open to dogs and hence droppings must be collected by the dog-owners and disposed of elsewhere. From a humouristic point of view a huge number of dogs had actually placed their droppings directly onto the drying sea-weed. This indicates that the weeds were not removed for an extended period. What I have seen now is nothing more than a third world effort to keep a beach clean, even while all the resources are available.
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