Every year we go to Paternoster, a sleepy fishing village on the West Coast, a mere two hours away from Cape Town, yet it feels like another world. Quaint, quiet and full of natural beauty, these views replenish the soul, invigorate the body and relax the mind. We’ve been going there for long weekends for ten years and it’s full of happy memories. We’ve shared these holidays with friends and we’ve had our own private time there, just the two of us, the majestic ocean and the seagulls. Just looking at this picture quietens my mind and makes me feel more centered; an instant reminder to breathe, step back and be more fluid at times.

Paternoster 1

This, on the other hand, is the vertical take at a place called Langebaan, fairly close to Paternoster. The boats make it seem more inhabited yet it too is a quiet little town, an ideal place to escape to and admire the view (and mojitos!).