The blog site for Sailing to Purgatory takes on a different role for this little story. We move into Real Estate. Really real estate? Well, not really, but more to pass on some good news if you are thinking of getting away from it all.
I'm in the Cape for a few more days, completing what I hope will be my new book.
|Perfect retreat .... Thinking of getting away from it all? From the people I met at Fish Hoek, the town itself, and the scenery, a chance to live in Paradise might not be so far away. With many thanks to southafrica.net for glimpse at part of beautiful False Bay.|
To help promote Sailing to Purgatory, I was invited the other day to speak to the good people of Jenny Strickland's Friends of Fish Hoek Library. I tell about the evening on the blog, but there is much more to reveal.
The Cape is one of those parts of the world where the well-off like to buy a property set in the most attractive scenery.
Fish Hoek is your place
The scenery in the Cape is astonishing, and the country's 'mother city', Cape Town, must surely be the world's most attractive metropolis fronting an ocean.
People flock here to buy property. The effect, of course, is to push up the prices.
From what I saw on the way to and from Fish Hoek, I'd say if you want to get away from it all, yet still pay a low price for property, Fish Hoek is your place. Wikipedia describes it as a bedroom town, what we know as commuter town, of about 12,000 fortunate people, where lucky workers use excellent public transport to travel to work in Cape Town, about 38 very scenic kilometres away.
Fish Hoek is one of the really attractive parts of gorgeous, muchas scenic False Bay, praised by none other than Bartolomeu Dias back in 1488. When researching for my novel To Kill a God, I'm almost sure that I read of the great Captain Cook's visit here, too.
As a casual visitor arriving to speak to some really pleasant and very interested readers, I can't confirm that this is actually the best place in the world for you. But from what I saw, from the gifted people I met, and from sailing in this region in years gone by, it comes with a very strong recommendation.
Build you own home or buy one of the modest houses here, and live in a very healthy atmosphere, surrounded by fabulous scenery. I don't doubt that it will become one of the most sought after parts of this stunning southern land before long. If you have the desire, now could be the right time for claiming a bit of paradise for yourself.
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