lunch with Mary

Last Sunday, we had an invitation to lunch at the home of a friend. The location shall remain a well guarded secret other than to say, clinging in seclusion to the cliff face of Table Cape, it is a most spectacular setting. After a heart starter coffee, we wandered down to the private beach, only accessible for a few hours a day at low tide. Across rolling green pasture,

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edging a large dam, we were entertained by the “pobblebonk” of the banjo frogs.

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The descending track to the beach teased us with glimpses of our destination.

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Absolute tranquility surrounded us as we clambered over rocks

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discovering the crystal clear pools

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and the surprises of red anemones,

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the flotsam brought in with the tide to the rim of the perfect sand.

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After lunch, we explored the beautifully tended garden

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then sat together in the summer house, lost in thought as the mesmerising mist drew in across the sea.

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All too soon, it was time to leave and bearing a small posy of English primrose we returned to our own reality.

Thank you, Mary, for a wonderful day.

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