In Cape Town, there are mountain people and there are sea people. The two come together in the indigenous name for Table Mountain- Hoerikwaggo in the Khoi language, or sea mountain- its age-creased front etched by the powerful tides millions of years ago. Recently, during lockdown, I’d open my windows to let in the scent and amplify the growl of the breaking waves. AdvertisementFarmhouse on the road to Hermanus Josh TarrFurther east, though, are bigger beasts. AdvertisementView of Camps Bay and Clifton from Table Mountain Josh TarrLiving by the ocean has been shown to improve mental health- simply gazing out, watching eddies of light play on it, is uplifting and restorative.