On Friday March 23, we met at the False Bay Yacht Club in Simon’s Town for a morning of plein air sketching and painting.
It was a beautifully sunny, windless day – perfect for our needs, though rather disappointing for the sailors, whose yachts stayed in the harbour.
The yachts on their moorings and the Navy vessels alongside provided wonderful subject matter for some of us, while others turned to the picturesque town itself, with the spectacular backdrop of the hills behind.
The sounds of the harbour, both man-made and natural, added a peaceful backing track to the tranquil scene, which had us working hard till mid-day, when we stopped for lunch at the club restaurant.
Many thanks to the management and staff of the yacht club, who made us so welcome, allowing us access to their facilities and to their beautiful setting. Thanks as well, to Johan Pieterse, for organising it all.