Another gorgeous Spring Day in Cape Town brought a large crowd out to the beach in Fish Hoek. The annual Big Splash officially welcomes and celebrates spring. True to its name it was a big splash of people, games, and competitions and of course the thousand plus that ran in unison into the sea.
I was fortunate to pin 4 of the main players behind the event down for a short interview. It was hard to find a quiet place but five chairs were assembled in a corner with excited table chatter in the background.
With carnival hat and painted moustache (not her normal dress code), Aimee Kuhl (Councillor for a local political party, The Democratic Alliance), was flanked by Sarah Brown (The Fish Hoek Centenary Celebrations manager) and Manu Choudree (local business owner and co-coordinator). Felicity Purchase, another councillor for the Democratic Alliance for an even larger area of the Deep South, joined us later.
I learnt all about the history of the event, the goals and dreams and felt the shared passion and enthusiasm for a better region of Cape Town represented here. The Big Splash is a small part of a bigger picture to develop the infrastructure of the Deep South of Cape Town and to provide better service and quality of life for the rainbow nation. A noble and worthy cause! Duty called, but before we disbanded I grabbed a pic of the fab four for your comment!
The Big Splash in Fish Hoek is a small part of a bigger picture
The sound of voices, music, laughter and general excitement enveloped me as I ventured into the crowd. It was award time for the winners of the triathlon held earlier that morning. Jeremy Hare from Wetsuit Warehouse distributed very generous gifts to encourage participants. The prizes included good quality swimming goggles, boogie boards and wet-suits.
The party warmed up even further with young ones showing off singing and modelling talent. The very young were too overwhelmed to utter a sound, but doting parents and grandparents, were beaming with pride.
The weather in Cape Town was perfect for the Fish Hoek Big Splash
As I walked back up Pritchard Steps, I could see the crowd dissipating and thought that there, once again, Fish Hoek is a top family holiday destination. The fully packed car park slowly emptied but from my apartment I could still hear and see the celebrations continuing until the sun set on a very beautiful day.
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