WPC: My Local Beach

Here I am back at my ‘local’ beach in South Africa for a few weeks. Since I last posted, we’ve spent time in London, then visited our daughter in Johannesburg, and now we’re happily ensconced in our beachfront apartment with a view. Umhlanga Rocks is the seaside town we called ‘local’ for fifteen years.

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It seemed like we’d never been away, when on our early morning walk, the iconic red and white lighthouse came into view.

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There were fisherman on the rocks and cargo ships waiting to go into port, just as there always were.

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A prayer meeting of huddled worshippers was in full swing, their voices clearly audible above the sound of the crashing waves.

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The familiar sight of the pier with it’s whale-bone shaped arches, really made me feel¬† nostalgic.

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Looking down at one obviously very dedicated sunbather, was quite a ‘sight for sore eyes’ as my Granny used to say. Hubby told me that his scanty swim suit is what is known as a ‘Budgie Smuggler’, which made me laugh out loud.

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As we wended our way home for breakfast, the sky had turned a gorgeous shade of blue, and my favourite lighthouse in all the world was looking its very best.

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So, no Iguanas or Sammy squirrel here to show you, although I have seen a couple of local monkeys around. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get some photos if they stay still for long enough.

Wishing you all a very happy weekend. Tonight we’re meeting my sister and her husband for dinner at one of our local restaurants.

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WPC: Floating Containers and Packing Boxes

Every day when I look out of my bedroom window, I see container ships full of cargo. Sometimes they seem so close that I feel I could reach out an touch them. Well maybe, not quite, but our neighbour’s son and his friends could certainly¬† swim out to it. This one is empty of containers, judging by the height of the Plimsoll Line above the water.

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It was quite hazy this morning, so some looked quite ghostly. I hope those containers are well secured. They look very close to the edge.

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The Anuket Amger is an oil and chemical tanker.

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The Min Rui is a general cargo ship from Hong Kong. I wonder what it’s bringing into Durban Harbour. Most probably cheap clothing, which tends to last for only one season.

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These ships can sit motionless for days on end. We have regular strikes here, so the port is often very congested.

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At the present time, I’m more concerned with a different sort of container. These have started sprouting up in one of the bedrooms.

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