Scarboroughmail, Wed 4 Nov 2015

Elephant Seal visitor

This young elephant seal male has been around the peninsula for a while. He was first tagged in Buffels Bay, Cape Point last year.
If you look at the images attached, he is developing a trunk. He is also going through a moult which usually takes up to two weeks, in which time they prefer to rest and stay out of the sea.

Please assist us with keeping all dogs away from him because he is particularly unhappy when they are nearby. If for the time being, dog walkers must check his location and completely avoid him.

The authorities recommend keeping a distance of 20m from him.  He is very mobile even though he appears lazy and will chase and injure anyone who threatens him.

We welcome visitors like this and it is a great reminder of how privileged we all are living so close to nature.

Russell Weston has taken some great pictures:

Adam Weltz shares some thoughts

Transfer of WO Spreeth from Simons Town to Ocean View

At this stage the situation is unclear. Several people pointed out that the email links in the letter published in scarboroughmail were possibly incorrect. We are busy confirming the latest info and will pass this on ASAP.

What's on at The Cape Farmhouse Restaurant

A friendly reminder: we are now open every day from Tuesday through till Sunday! Come and enjoy our great breakfasts, lunches and teas on these lovely summer days. Come if its raining  as well, food just as good !
Friday Night Tapas night – last and first Friday's of the month. Best Tapas in the Southern Peninsula!
Booking 021-7801246

Rudimentals playing at Farmhouse Rocks Saturday 28th.
Rose,   021 780 1246

Car boot sale

last Sunday of Nov. the 29th.  Bring goods to sell or just bring yourself for some spectacular bargains. ( the best bargains in  The Southern Peninsula!) Those if you bringing your 'boot', set-up is at 9am. The sale will start at 10am and end at 2pm.  To book a space, contact 
Grafiti vandals
On Fri 23 Oct vandals painted grafiti on cars, gates and fences. Some pictures included below. If you can help, please email this address.

Llift to McGregor  –  in the week of the 16 Nov, for one person (woman, aged 78) and her dog (standard Schnauser). Please call
Kate,   072 232 7709,

Storage space  –  anyone have a space/garage that we could rent in order to store our jeep hardtop during the summer?
Clair & Sid,

Hair-clippers  –  my houseman, Lyford, is looking for one. I've decided to get him one 'for Xmas', anybody have one to sell or know where i can buy?
Christine Riley,

Cat sitters!  –  My family are heading off to the UK for Christmas to be with our families and we are therefore looking for someone to look after our 3 cats (Mum and 2 daughters) for roughly 5 weeks as we really don’t want them to go to a cattery. They are very much outdoor cats and will happily roam.
Oliver Ryder,,   073 173 7865

Houses / Rooms available

Guest room available: Set in Scarborough, a beautiful conservation village, Horison is a beautiful spacious house with amazing sea views. Our spacious guest room is sea-facing, with French doors, an own entrance, accessed via the wooden sun deck.
Ensuite bathroom with loo and shower
Sleeps two. No TV sorry
Monthly rental: R3300.00
Holiday rental:  R400.00 pn + R150 cleaning levy
R1000.00 refundable deposit to secure booking
Paulette, 071 482 8829

Houses / Flats wanted

We are looking for a house to rent / house sit in Scarborough or surroundings ,for the month of February 2016.
Please contact
Meg,   ernstzen.meg,   or Noel,

Chris Herschelman, a builder well known to some of you, is building a house in Scarborough and is looking for accommodation for 2-3 nights a week (Tue, Wed & Thur)… If anyone has a cottage or a spare room for reasonable rates, could you please contact him.. He commences work in mid Nov until Feb 2016. He is reachable on
Chris,,   076 481 1359

Services offered

Am a 40 yr old Malawian man looking for a job in your a code 10 driver & also a handy man.I specialise in painting,gardening & all home duties. currently staying in Fishoek.wl be glad to hear from u
David Elias,   074 686 6712

ART & SOUL: Saturday Morning Workshop – 14 November 2015, 9-12

I am running a ONE-OFF WORKSHOP next Saturday morning 14 November 2015 in my studio in Scarborough.  It will be a special and gentle morning's process, inspired by the new year that is approaching… a kind of "visioning" for 2016.  

The morning will include a meditation, spontaneous and playful art making, and reflection time… offering you a wonderful pause in the busyness of the end of the year. Spaces are limited so booking is essential.

Details are:

TIME: 9am – 12
VENUE: 11 Daisy Road, Scarborough
COST: R200

Michelle Knight,  082 550 2245,,
Teacher / ASTAR* Trained Art Facilitator (*Awakening Spirit Through Art)


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