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WPC Local: laidback lifestyle

Fishing at a frenzied pace

Fishing at a frenzied pace

WPC Local

Around our little coastal town, the countryside and ocean views are breathtakingly beautiful. We boast miles and miles of pristine golden beaches, lukewarm water in the ocean, lagoon and river. The weather is mild and the sun hot enough for those popular beach activities like swimming, snorkeling, boating, kite-fishing or sunbathing. In short, this is the perfect place for a holiday. It is no wonder that accommodation is fully booked and the town buzzing with activities during the holiday season.

However, during off-season periods the holiday homes are closed up; guesthouses, resorts and camping grounds cater only for those few that seek solace in privacy and tranquility. The residents slip back into their quiet way of life. The population at last count (2011, I think) came to less than 200 permanent residents of whom more or less 70% are way, waa-a-yy past retirement age.

I thought I would give you a glimpse of the beach-life during the off-season.

Fishing at a frenzied pace

Early morning – residents fishing at a frenzied pace.


Laidback - very laidback indeed

Later during the day – laidback, very laidback indeed


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  1. So lekker as die stormloop verby is!

  2. I have a friend who lives on the south coast of England, and they relinguish their town to the tourists (aka grockles) in the Summer, but have great delight in taking it back in the off-seasons! πŸ™‚

    • Comment by post author

      We have four seasons (every school holiday) and receive tourists even in the dead of “winter”. We live and work in a holiday resort and stay on for our holidays in the off-season. A win-win situation.

  3. Lekker ,Hester!Ek is so bly om vir Genis te sien…daardie laaste foto is so oulik!

  4. Ag dis mooi… Jy is nou die een mens wat seker maak jou ‘local’is lekker!

  5. I is a hard job but somebody has to do it.
    Hulle is net so laidback soos daardie dekselse tarentaal in my tuin nou dat die eiers gele is. But to get the eggs laid out of the backside of said animal can’t be laidback!

  6. Just what you need when you are retired. Peaceful and on your own piece of beach. Dis darem maar heel ontspannend as die klomp pretmaker weg is. Haai Genis jy moet bietjie jou nuwe lyf wys en dan as jy begin ‘bant” kan jy lekker vergelyk. Ek gaan juis nog n lekker lui Trompie opsit by my Local.

  7. Dis vir my lekker as onse dorp gons van vakansie-aktiwiteit, ek hou van die vakansie atmosfeer.Maar dis ewe lekker as vakansiegangers weer hul ry kry en alles terugkeer na normaal. Die harmansdrup lewe pas my!

    • Comment by post author

      Gelukkig is die meeste van die aktiwiteite in die dorpies rondom ons – die bierfeeste, paarties en eetplekke bedoel ek. Saans sien jy net ‘n streep karre hier uittrek Margate se kant toe. Bedags lΓͺ almal rond hier op die strand om verlore slaap in te haal.

  8. Hillechien

    heerlijk toch die rust en stilte

  9. So is die lewe… so is die lot! πŸ˜‰

  10. Bwahahaaa – “frenetiese pas”…

  11. I live for off-season beaches and their quiet wonder.

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  14. One of my goals this year is to find more calm places whether outside my city or somewhere in it. Your laid back lifestyle looks really amazing and alluring.
    I’m also working on my blog to reflect my lifestyle and if you could check it out would mean a lot.
    Have a good day πŸ€“

  15. drkottaway

    ooooo I want to visit!!!