Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Seen on my Walks

One thing I love about living close to a naval base is that it makes for interesting walks. This is what I saw recently on a walk to Simons Town ...
I expected a nature walk:

But then I saw this:

And this!

My goodness! Were we being invaded? Eeeek! (The navy had recently purchased a new submarine, so I felt suitably protected, but still ... )
I was going to ask these three officers for clarification, but they were ensconced behind a serious-looking fence ... They looked quite relaxed though, so I supposed everything was still hunky dory?

And then I saw this:

Ohhhhh! Okay, now I understood!
But how was the President going to arrive? Surely not like this:
Perhaps like this?

Well, I never saw the President, but I did see some other nice people, so that is okay!

4 comments:

karina said...

Very funny!!!

kendalee said...

Very cool picture story! :) I hope the Pres didn't frighten the whales away with all his boats, planes and trains?

Anairam said...

karina - Glad you enjoyed it!
kendalee - Well, the parade of all our frigates and warships and submarines and helicopters and planes did take quite a long time, and there were definitely whales in the bay that week, so they probably took refuge at Hermanus until it was over!

Anonymous said...

Postscript:
now we know those were naval cadets who took the president away to the anc drydocks...