Of seafood and sea life – this is Paternoster

I am slowed down to a halt by a road worker waving a red flag just a few kilometres from my final destination. It’s in these moments on a dusty road in front of a stop-and-go boom that I begin to ponder if this might be how the magic dies for this whitewashed coastal town.

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Do you know of a place you can go to do as little as possible?

Formerly, these huts were reserved for hardened diamond divers, employed to scour the ocean floor when conditions allowed or simply roll over and head back to bed when the howling monster of the west wind tormented these seas.

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The potholed road to paradise

The only reminder of last night’s adventure was the muddied cars that stood parked between me and my view of the ocean.  Incredibly, and overnight, with a little help from the sunshine, this landscape had transformed into a paradise beyond my expectations.

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