Exploring nature is a new hobby of mine.
All over St James there are steps that run from the main road all the way up to the mountain side. What I found most interesting is that these steps actually have road names, because the residents of St James have to climb them to get to their houses. The set I climbed was about 150 steps. I told myself not to look at the top (seeing 149 steps ahead is a killer), but to enjoy the scenery instead. There are so many pretty indigenous plants along the way with colourful flowers and butterflies resting on them. I found this little doorway that’s part of an empty plot (pictured above). I just HAD to get my picture taken there (obviously in prettier clothes than my exercise gear). I would never have found this amazing little hidden secret along the way if I decided to stay inside the house. Once you get to the top of Boyes Drive all you see is the beautiful blue ocean. It’s all downhill from there though (in a good way). You walk along the pavement back down, past the harbour and through the bustling main road of Kalk Bay. The smell of freshly baked breads and crossiants at Olympia get me every time.
Photograph by my Luke