Diary of an Adventure

Leisure Island Adventures

Feel as though I’m turning into a dragon, with a new skin of scales forming. The Dermatologist assures me that baby shampoo, and Dove soap are the long term solution, with nuclear strength cortisone the immediate help. South Sudan days still impacting my immune system.

Grey skies, full of rain, lifted enough for us to walk along the Estuary. The island quiet again with the ending of the school holidays.
New running shoes, from Craig’s on-line wholesale guy, a tad intimidating. Flashing red flames on black, with ultra white soles. Definitely not built for joggers. Not that the wet, cold, days make the idea of heading out for a run appealing. For now, I’m keeping the lid of the box firmly closed incase they escape.
Clouds of colour. Vibrant. Laughter. Looking down on the pattern which identifies Knysna. The waters of the lagoon, waiting lazily, for their chance to race between the Heads. An abstract approach to the skies and the shapes of the lagoon.
The changes to the studio apartment limited to the bits that are possible to do inside as a week of rain prevents the kitchen addition from progressing. We have made plans to leave the rented house on Leisure Island in October, which allows some leeway in the expected completion date.
Fresh paint supplies arrived from the States. The larger canvases I’m able to paint taking chunks out of my paint stocks. No drama in navigating the import duties at the Post Office, which was unexpectedly clean, organized and efficient. Most amazing was that nothing had been stolen from the box!
Excellent dinner at the Turbine. The small chair I was sitting on a bit of a concern. The food was inventive, visually stunning and tasty. Great wines from Remhoogte made me glad we were only driving as far as J9 after dinner.
Polly’s visit to the Vet after a few restless nights. Vital signs all good. Right hip and knee joints non-existent and left hip joint hardly functional. Extra pain tablets to make her comfortable

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