We drove from Cape Town stopping in Worster to collect a friend of my fathers Margret who thoroughly loves to drive and had jumped at the opportunity to get a lift with us. She is a dear lady who has spent most of her life in the Karoo. I love the place, it is greener at this time of year than usual I hear. First travelling through drier parts, Boufort Wes and before that Laingsburg. We pass these and make it to Aberdeen by the end of the day. Aberdeen has the 2nd tallest church steeple in SA or some such claim. In the photo it doesn't appear too tall, as I have captured the entire building, but up close it is an impressive construction, unlike the beautiful church in near by Graaf Reneitte this one has a plaster finish, and I believe has had some restorations done on it. Its hot for the few days I am there but the clouds blow in too, by the time I am leaving the continent is being drenched.. which made for a very exciting bus trip to East London, my next stop.
Painted on and of a street in Aberdeen, on Fabriano watercolour paper.
Painted outside a spar looking across at the hillside just before Sunrise on Sea, in my moleskin book.