Wisely, the author does not try to do too much. Told in simple language, this is a story of the simple excitement (for a child) of a train journey from Cape Town – change at Salt River – to Kalk Bay. The sheer joy of the journey, the fun on the beach, not forgetting the enjoyment of food! The cheerful painted illustrations mix paintings and photos. A happy, welcome book about a train ride in a Cape childhood.