Leaving Melkboomsdrift lodge, I decided to take take option 3 from my phone's gps, which was the road that hugged the coastline the most. Not only would it be the most scenic, but with a sea breeze blowing onshore, my reasoning was that it would help keep my car cool. I was still not sure what heinous ailment my car had, but wasn't prepared to take any chances either.
From Vredendal I headed for Klawer, then on towards Clanwilliam, headed west to Graafwater, and took a left soon after to reach the town of Elandsbaai. After exploring for a short while, I ended up on the beach at the south of the river mouth, where I met with some crayfish divers who just arrived at their vehicle, with one crayfish between the three of them.
Slow day, I thought to myself, but after some discussion it was evident that the water temperature was freezing, and visibility nearly zero. After they gave me a few pointers on technique and where the holes were, I actually thought of staying there for the day and try it for myself. So I located the local post office and to my dismay, found it closed, which meant no crayfishing license. With the benefit of hindsight, I realized that my intentions might have been a bit too optimistic anyway. Regardless, it would have been a great addition to my "adventure " to describe that experience. I'll be back, I silently said to those tasty crustaceans, better prepared, and with a vengeance !