Falling in Love with Kalk Bay

Posted: September 6, 2010 in Theatre & Event Reviews and Interviews
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 5 Reasons to fall in LOVE with Kalk Bay  

  1. Buying flopping fresh Snoek from the Kalk Bay harbour.  It’s the cheapest and freshest Snoek around. Toothless fisherwomen haggle over the prices under a curtain of Bokkoms (dried fish) dangling in the salty breeze.   On a good day you might even get a fresh Gurnard or Red Roman.

Snoek-a-tack - pic by Astrid

2. Grab a fish and chips take-away and find a place along the harbour to sit down at and enjoy the endless sea views and tranquillity of the many colourful fishing boats bobbing in an aquamarine ocean.  

Fish sellers start bidding for Snoek at the at the outdoors impromptu auction. Within minutes the fish will be gone - Pic Astrid

Fish sellers start bidding for Snoek at the outdoors impromptu auction. Within minutes the fish will be gone - Pic Astrid

  1. 3. Antique shopping – the real deal.  Not all that cheap but a collector’s dream. The antique shops are scattered along the main road – Just park and wander through the pretty shops.

 

4.  Kalk Bay Theatre.  This old church converted into a beautiful theatre serves up not only some of the finest theatre productions around but also some excellent food.  Grab a bite to eat before the show.  Showing until 11 September is Dirt, James Cairns’ brilliant one-man show which tells the comic/tragic trip of 3 friends driving to a funeral.  Cairns slips from one character to next with the ease of an eel gliding through water.  Set design is virtually zero but with his miming and acting he creates a graveyard, the interior of a car, a car accident… and more

5. Sundowners in Utopia.  Somewhere between the fish and chips on the harbour and a compelling theatre production, there is more than enough time for sundowners at Polana Restaurant.  Sit inside the large sliding window where the waves crash onto the rocks, less than a metre away.  We were lucky enough to watch a school of dolphins feed in the light of the setting sun, followed by the rise of a blood red moon.  Spectacular.

James Cairns in his one-man show comedy Dirt. Dirt is the story of three friends and a dog travelling together to a funeral, 20 June, 2010. Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. (CUEPIX/Dominique Little)

James Cairns in his one-man show comedy Dirt. Dirt is the story of three friends and a dog travelling together to a funeral, 20 June, 2010. Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. (CUEPIX/Dominique Little)

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