Woke up pretty early - considering. Also felt remarkably good. Had a huge breakfast that Linda, Beth and Ingrid prepared. We drove out to the Waenhuis Nature Reserve on the West side of town. It's a collection of sand dunes and rocky beaches. We explored the Waenhuis cave - the cities namesake. The cave is two chambers, one accessible from the rocks during low tide, and the other one a large half submerged vault with a huge opening to the sea. After the cave we drove much further into the reserve - four wheel rive definitely required. Did some beach combing - an amazing selection of shells available, and watched the large (eight to ten foot) surf over the reef. Then spent an hour or so running around the largest dune. When we got back to car Marius realized that the keys were gone. A frantic search of the dunes didn't turn them up, however on the way back down to the car Marius kicked them - under the sand! Lucky.
By this time I was quite sunburned so it was time to spend the afternoon inside. While the others napped - they were suffering a little from last night - I read and tried to get caught up with email. Rein headed home so he could avoid getting up early tomorrow morning.
We had sundown in the dunes East of town - another four wheel trip along the coast and over or through the dunes. Brilliant white dunes and the warm ocean made an ideal spot to drink a bottle of wine and watch the sun set (and the water turn purple and the dunes golden orange). Diner was excellent again: pasta with smoked salmon Napoleon sauce and fresh pesto. Needless to say it was a lot mellower than last night!