Last weekend we visited the Nature Reserve at the mouth of the Umgeni River in Durban, where there is a boardwalk of about 1 Kilometer taking one through the mangrove forest, with interesting little creeks and lots of bird life.  We saw a lovely osprey, but I missed a pic.   Visible to the right, above, is the arch and part of the top of the new Soccer Stadium.  The mangroves themselves are interesting – ones we saw are named black, white and red – and they provide food for a lot of wildlife including crabs of various sizes and also whelks.  It is interesting to see the shells of the latter perched up on stems or branches. 

I have been striving to post on this site for nearly a week and all that took place was that the screen went blank followed by lots of nothing.   Now I have done what I did before, but at last it seems to be taking.   Can anyone enlighten me as to what was going on when all that nothing was going on? 

© June 2010 Colonialist (WordPress)

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12 Responses to OUT OF THE PICTURE

  1. adeeyoyo says:

    I remember, probably before your time, we used to paddle a homemade canoe over to Salisbury Island’s mangrove swamps to fish on the way then have lunch.


  2. Tokeloshe says:

    It looks like excellent weather, thank you for sharing a lovely beach with us.

    I have never had that problem sorry ;-(
    As Granny 1947 says, it is handy to save drafts and then you can go back.


    • colonialist says:

      The weather was pleasantly warm on that day – it has been unseasonably windy since.

      Infuriatingly, the draft didn’t save, either. I have no idea what went haywire.


  3. granny1947 says:

    Morning Col…what a lovely photo.
    I,sometimes, have a problem…think it might be when the site is very busy.
    I find it helps if I save the draft…then you can go back to posts and pick up your post again…it then seems to work.


  4. Lyndatjie says:

    When left alone, Nature has its own little world where creatures can prosper. But then man comes and stuffs it all up. The mangrove forest must be preserved at all times as we don’t have a lot of these sites left along our coastal areas…. 😦
    (I’ve never had a problem on this site…. ???)


    • colonialist says:

      It is scary that the will to preserve such areas rests with rather a minority who are in constant risk of being overruled. After all, the reasoning goes, there could be lovely big hotels and more glitsy beachfront amenities there.


  5. halfp1nt says:

    No idea what the problem could have been.
    The mangroves are always a lovely area to visit.


    • colonialist says:

      I had a period during which I simply couldn’t access the site.

      Those mangroves are fascinating. I want to post crab and whelk pics, but just can’t seem to find the time!


  6. cindy says:

    Funny whelks on branches!

    I never experienced any problems on the site Col. Glad you did manage to post though.


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