Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Valley of the dulls


The last of the mist lifts off the village, flung down in a valley, flanked by two oceans. The cold Atlantic is on the left, the warm Indian and our local beach off to the right. The only dull note is the dusty conservatism of many locals, seaside pensioners whose numbers decline annually. As they sell up and move into walled retirement villages, the wealthy refugees from Johannesburg and Zimbabwe turn their snug homes into mountainside mansions and their lovingly tended gardens into pool decks.

3 Comments:

Blogger Pashmina said...

So it's basically the SA equivalent of Hove, only with more mountains, then?

3:27 PM  
Blogger DavetheF said...

Haha. Yes, just like Hove except for the mountains. Oh and except for the two oceans. And except for the beautiful white beach. And the gently shelving shoreline that allows even the littlest kids to wade out a bit. But as regards the population: just like Hove, Eastbourne, etc.

4:41 PM  
Blogger BiScUiTs said...

Hove haha.
That looks good, very mysterious with the mist and everything.

3:42 PM  

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