Tony checking out the fishing boat

Slipway shenanigans at Skuitbaai

Tony checking out the fishing boat
Tony checking out the fishing boat1

One windy weekend recently (pick one) Tony and I found ourselves searching for the lighthouse at Cape Hangklip. We ended up at Skuitbaai, which is a large bay just on the west side of the eastern entrance to False Bay. There we met three gentlemen who were going fishing for kabeljou/cob (Argyrosomus inodorus).

Their boat launching procedure was remarkably efficient and one they’ve clearly performed many times before. There wasn’t any discussion; each man simply did his part. They assured us they weren’t going too far offshore in the stiff south easterly breeze.

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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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