My sister’s painting of the Umhlanga lighthouse, which she did for my birthday a few of years ago, has survived the trip over from South Africa, and it’s so nice to see it again. I have such great memories of living there, right next to the beach.
Hope you’re all having a great Sunday. Mine can be summed up in two words, “Packing Boxes.” We’re going to the Super Bowl dinner at the club tonight, so that will be a most enjoyable end to the busy day.
The day after we arrived here in Umhlanga Rocks, we went for our favourite walk along the promenade. This couple were ‘sitting ducks’ just waiting to be shot for Jude’s ‘Benches at the Beach’ challenge. I’m not sure which of these two images I prefer, so I’ll show you both of them.
Here’s my contribution to Paula’s Thursday Special ‘Water’. This photo was taken from the Umhlanga Rocks Lifeguard station, where hubby and I often went for an early breakfast. The crew are most probably on their way out to inspect the shark nets which lie a few hundred metres offshore.
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Most of the time I’m a really sociable person, but when I go to the beach, I do love somewhere quiet and uncluttered. A few bicycles are just fine, as long as their riders are nowhere to be seen.
Ah yes, this is just perfect……..one dead tree and no live people!
I’m quite willing to share my paddling space with one gull, but that’s about as generous as I get.
Of course, one must always be prepared for an unexpected interruption of such paradisical minimalism. A jogger might suddenly appear, whilst at the same time, a head pops up for air from the hitherto unpopulated sand.
I’m back home again after our super mini vacation. I’ll tell you more about it next week, with photos, but I just have to share my sunrise photos from today, and link to Ailsa’s Horizon Travel Theme.
I’m not usually an early riser, but today I happened to wake up at 6am, so crept out of bed and onto the balcony without waking hubby. I managed to open both the shutters and the sliding door without making a noise. I was so proud of myself. 🙂
Here’s what I saw:
The sun had only just woken up too, and was only a tiny spec.
Then it started to rise up out of the Indian ocean, like a UFO on fire.
It soon started to spread its rosy glow across the horizon.
Then all of a sudden, it was ‘Sun up’! Time to wake hubby, and get ready for a sumptuous breakfast.
There’s nothing quite like a sunrise over the Indian Ocean.
I hope you’ve all had as enjoyable a weekend as I have.