BEACHES AND BITCHES


As Durban appears to have shelved their plans to muck up the Vetch’s Pier area of Durban Beachfront, the clubs with properties there have breathed a sigh of relief and started to revive their members’ interest in the area. We had a good reasonably-priced breakfast at the Yacht Club this morning, with views of sea, un-surf (gently lapping wavelets is it with the protection of the piers), ships, boats, and lots of scantily-clad bathing beauties-and-otherwise collecting too much sun. There were also lots of dogs of every size and shape. It is a dogs-may-go area, and I love it! Even the club restaurant had groups of soggy doggies resting after their swims and graciously accepting tit-bits.  A bit of a dogs’ breakfast in the nicest sense!

 

The scene towards Durban beachfront and the Stadium.

 

The scene towards the harbour entrance.

The scene inside, while munching. Note another dog in background; and there were more off-camera. All well-behaved and a delight to have there. I really think that all these hygiene and safety squawks by the Grundy Gangs, who deplore such things, are vastly overdone.

 This is a member’s dog I introduced to a delighted young R after quite a stroll along the beach to where she (dog, not R) was swimming like a seal – wasted exercise, because ten minutes later she joined us at breakfast. She is (Thoroughly Modern) Millie.

 I think, though, that it might be overdoing it slightly to take my Pooch Pack of seven there!

© Colonialist February 2011 (Letterdash/Wordpress)

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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6 Responses to BEACHES AND BITCHES

  1. Tokeloshe says:

    A-H-H-H! What a beautiful day !

    We have many off leash areas, as long as the rules are followed by all it’s great.

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  2. adeeyoyo says:

    I love your post today, Col. As long as the dogs behave (no fights) they should be welcome!

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    • colonialist says:

      Dogs are, of course, banned on the main tourist beaches, and I was surprised to see that the custom has arisen of bringing them to this spot. I love it, and it was great to note how well-behaved they all were. They had the sea and lots of beach to keep them occupied!

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