I'm not fast food, not even minute steak... I am more like slow roast! I take time to settle in to get to know my surroundings and absorb what meaningful to me.
...and getting to know the fishermen is no different. third visit here now and we are slow roasting... becoming accustom to each others quirks and steady sun rising habits. they are a good group and I can see myself back here often in this challenge. they show me the birds, they point out possible pictures, they lean into the sun for me for silhouette company. coffee cups steam in the stealth of a new wait of their day... boats bobbing just a little too much to head out into the depths. I take in their friendly open weather beaten faces, soft eyes, hard lives
the light is exciting after yesterdays disappointing no show glow. its a feeling I needed after a bit of a grumpy start to my morning. only a few minutes from home and I am in another land, passing the harry potter fan club in one of those old original mini's, so close to the ground their feet are almost touching. sneaking into the harbour parking lot, already with a knowing smile on my face. am a little early for this morning's 7:29am sunrise. all is good with this moment of the world's world
an acquaintance banter with the strolling fishermen, a walk to the end of the pier and a synchronistic capture by Peter Haarhoff, met out on our missions at Cape Point on my 100days100beaches challenge in 2011. we exchange sunrise portraits, me by him on his phone and me from him on my camera. Peter runs a number of photographic courses, including photographic day tours in and around Cape Town and Western Cape (http://www.capephotoco.co.za) good to meet you again out there Peter... see you again some other random time
a good morning spent, spirits lifted, ready for cuppacino and warmth...