Cecil and Gerard dining in style at Long Beach between dives

Handy hints: Learn to dine today

Tony and I eat a lot of rubbish most days we dive. There’s an early morning (often before 0700) departure from home (and I’m NOT good in the mornings) and we usually only finish up around 1500 if we do more than one dive. We’re also generally based in locations where shops and restaurants are few and far between. I’m trying to correct this in a healthy way, but after a couple of hours submerged in 10 degree water we’re cold and hungry enough to eat just about anything…

Cecil and Gerard dining in style at Long Beach between dives
Cecil and Gerard dining in style at Long Beach between dives

So imagine how inspired and impressed I was to see Gerard (a regular in our Handy Hints section) and his dive buddy Cecil’s arrangements for the morning they were to spend at Long Beach in Simon’s Town between dives. As you can see in the picture above, they have camping chairs, an improvised table on the back of Cecil’s bakkie, rolls, a flask of hot coffee, and (I kid you not – Cecil is offering it to Gerard) some wheat-free, gluten-free quiche, made – I supect – by Cecil’s beloved better half.

Now THAT is dining in style!

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Clare

Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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