The city we live in is situated at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains in the Southern Cape. Being on the coastal plateau between the mountains and the sea, it rarely gets very cold here. Our winters are wet and cold, but snow this close to the sea is uncommon – even on our coastal mountains.
Winter has really set in here during the last month. Which I’m really pleased about, because I don’t enjoy hot weather. I don’t mind the wet and cold, but sometimes it would be nice to have something to show for the plummeting temperatures. About a week ago it finally got down to zero degrees centigrade where we live. I got all enthusiastic taking photographs of the frost (also rare) on our lawn!
Then on Friday we woke up to actual snow on our mountains. Not a lot of snow, but still pretty. This only happens 2 or 3 times during the winter. Usually it either melts quickly in the sun, or gets washed away by rain, before we can take any photographs.This time I was able to take a couple of quick photos before the clouds descended again. It has been bitterly cold and wet here since Friday, so we have been staying indoors, close to the fire and eating “winter food”.
To see what our area looks like in better weather see the post A scenic 30-minute drive