Tour du Monde
One Last Sunset23.07.2010 / 13:10
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Text by Alex Marashian Photos by Rainer Hosch
TABLE BAY BEACH PARTY: ONE LAST SUNSET TOGETHER
When it comes to natural settings, it’s hard to think of a city that rivals Cape Town. Bordered by postcard-perfect beaches (on both sides) and majestic mountains, the place is an outdoor paradise, whichever direction you head. And for our final frolic here, we head north, along the coast of Table Bay, to beautiful Blouberg Beach. Despite the cold Benguela current that passes through here, not to mention the occasional great white shark, the spot attracts surfers and kite surfers even in the middle of winter.
With Tabletop Mountain as our backdrop, cloudless skies overhead and t-shirt-warm weather to top it off, we host our final Tour du Monde get-together of the year, a suitably laid-back beach party, here at Blouberg. As with everywhere else we’ve visited on our round-the-word adventure, our production team in South Africa have proved themselves not only great professionals but great people to hang around with as well, and we so ask them to bring along their friends and be a part of the party and the pictures.
As it turns out, most of the gang are surfers, and we spend a good part of the afternoon, drinks in hand, lounging comfortably in the new DEDON MU sofas, watching them slice through the waves. By the time they get back to shore, everyone has worked up an appetite and the grilling begins. Out comes a guitar and some bongos, too. Then, before you know it, the sun is setting beyond on the sea-blue horizon. We’ve enjoyed many a fine light show on the Tour-du-Monde, but this one is easily the most extravagant. And perhaps the most touching.
“Every time we finish another stop on the Tour-du-Monde,” says our photographer, Rainer Hosch, expressing the thought that’s on everybody’s mind, “we say our goodbyes knowing we’ll be seeing each other again in a couple of weeks. But this time is different. This is it, the end of the tour.” Though he’s right about that — there are no more stops this year — I can’t help but think that, for DEDON, the Tour du Monde is a state of mind, an endless journey, and that we’ll all be together again, sooner or later. In the meantime, thank you DEDON for having such a vision — and entrusting us with the job of carrying it out. It’s been amazing!Experience the DEDON Tour du Monde Webspecial