This week, my Sunday photo features an early morning swim at Dalebrook.
With Spring fully here, the weather has been pleasant. On Saturday, however it was a bit overcast but the temperature was warm. The girls wanted to go for their first Spring dip. They woke up early and we headed off to Dalebrook Tidal Pool.
Situated between St James and Kalk Bay. Lying hidden on the False Bay Coast; beach goers often miss it during off peak seasons. Making it less crowded than the popular St James tidal pool. However in summer, Dalebrook can get as busy as St James.
We went there during low tide. Because it is a tide filled pool, the water is very cold but once you in it warms up. Not letting the cold water be a deterrent, Brent and the girls went in. Way too cold for me, I decided to sit this one out.
Tide pools provide habitat for many marine plants, algae and sea animals. On our visit to Dalebrook we found lots of seaweed, algae, periwinkles on the rocks and small fish swimming in the pool. City of Cape Town is responsible for cleaning the tidal pool once a month and perhaps we just got there at the wrong time of the month as there was plenty of algae on the rocks.
Visitors love to sit or sunbath on the big boulder. Located in the middle of the pool. On Saturday this was also covered in algae, making it a bit dangerous as it is slippery. Besides the algae, beach goers still enjoyed an early morning swim. This tidal pool is very safe for children but be mindful that there are small rocks that can hurt your feet when entering the pool. We stayed just a little under two hours. Enjoying fresh plump strawberries, coffee and croissants that we packed in for early breakfast at the beach.
Have a great Sunday all!