African Sunset

A Much-Needed Sunset in South Africa

I took these photos in June earlier this year, while I was abroad for a community project. I hadn’t gotten a chance to explore much of South Africa yet. So, naturally, I was really excited to see more of the Helderberg area. It was the first real excursion, and it turned out to be a beautiful day.

Absorbing the Sunshine in Gordon’s Bay

On one of my days off, I took a break and visited Gordon’s Bay, a coastal town very close to where I was staying. I was dealing with a really bad stomach bug at the time, so I just relaxed on the beach with a book for the whole day. It was wonderful to just do nothing and soak up the sunbeams. At the end of the evening, I watched the breathtaking African sunset until it got dark.

Even though it must sound like a pretty uneventful day, it’s probably one of my best memories of my trip to South Africa! One sunset can make you feel so much better in the moment. A particularly beautiful one is like a tiny bit of medicine for the soul, I always like to think. It put things in perspective, warms me up, and reminds me how lucky I am to be alive.

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6 Replies to “A Spiritual Sunset in South Africa

  1. Roselinde, the landscape is really amazing. I love sunsets and this one is beautiful. I see that Gordon’s Bay is in front of Cape of Good Hope (Cabo de Buena Esperanza) where the history is plenty of feats, glory and honor, but also of wars, strife and humiliation of many countries of Europe in african lands. History finally, in a beautiful land.
    Cheers,
    Rafael

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