South Africa... A land full of history, wilderness, wonders, dangers and beauties. A last minute flight from my home in the mountains directly to the Southern Cape was how my 2014 year began. What my love for windsurfing has given me is more than I could ever have imagined. From the exciting adventures and travels to the people and the cultures, to the freedom and the soul dancing when we are riding our wave, windsurfing has brought me to places dreams only can. From Brasil, to Morocco, Egypt, Barbados, Ireland, Scotland, Hawaii, Canaries, Africa... the stories continue growing, some exciting, thrilling, some just sweet and lovely, others dangerous and sharpening.
South Africa was actually a very easy and normal lovely trip, with no drama like in my other trips and just a wonderful time spent with wonderful people in a wonderful setting. Maybe one day I will get the urge to write about the more dangerous sides of my past stories but for now I am showing you a few pictures of this Winter trip January-March 2014.I always travel on my own, because I feel I get more out of a trip when I am free to follow my intuition, my nose and my heart. But what is always so special with the windsurfing world is that we often all meet up at the same place. South Africa is one of those places. Everyone is there for the winter wind and waves - and it makes me very happy to see the smiley faces that I see all over the world again.
Lost my gear with sharks I'd seen underneath me
No wind relax day with the gang
The French way of life...yummy food @LaVie
Alice and I breakfast view of table mountain
Amanda and I swimming with penguins and seaweed in our hair...wild and free
Children of the world
Bedroom3 -Alice and my bed
Lost my gear was dead on the beach after swimming for half an hour
Going windsurfing YOU BET
London opera on way back from South Africa! Russian Prince Igor
And straight to the mountains home sweet home!
Walking behind the house with my Elena
THE usual Afterski :-)
On the way to Bikini snowboard party
Back home with my Cassie
Ski End of Season Rock'nRoll time! Back Just in time
Back at home chilling with my family
While I was in Capetown and there was no wind or waves I had the great chance to get my zumba instructor qualification and also did an international wine course, so lots of exciting new worlds opening... Hope to share some special wine, zumba and windsurfing stories with you in future!
Found my Chablis...where I'm born
Groot Constantia... Where I did my wine course and exam
Mountain time after South Africa
Nature is Love and Love is You
Respect all which is around you