On Sunday we all set out inland, with the intention of visiting our nearest Farmers’ Market, at Shongweni.  How is it, then, that a sea scene was seen?

 From Wilson's Wharf 1

From Wilson's Wharf 3

What happened was that we found a jam at the Market of extremely gooey consistency, but not at all sweet. 

It was a traffic one. 

We promptly overshot deliberately, turned back, and headed for Wilson’s Wharf in Durban instead.  These were all views from where we munched lunch.

From Wilson's Wharf 2

From Wilson's Wharf 4 

Then an aerial display was kindly arranged in our honour.  There were several flypasts and some good aerobatics.  Particularly impressive is the ability of these flyers to ditch – and then come up and fly again!

Gulls at Wilson's Wharf 2

Gulls at Wilson's Wharf 1

Gulls at Wilson's Wharf 3

© Colonialist December 2013 (WordPress)


About colonialist

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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  1. Excellent choice to choose the seaside in stead 😉


  2. adeeyoyo says:

    Gee Col, I thought you’d lost it there for a minute! Lovely action pics!


  3. Gorgeous meanderings, Col. You can’t really go wrong, which ever way you drive. So I gather that no Christmas shopping was done? 🙂


  4. bulldog says:

    I love your detour… you made a pleasant gain if you ask me… love the photos…


  5. newsferret says:

    Nice peaceful scenes.


  6. Pussycat44 says:

    Sounds like the holidays have started in earnest with that traffic jam!
    The “action” shots of the gulls are superb.


  7. Colline says:

    Enjoyed looking at your pics, especially of the birds.


  8. SidevieW says:

    To deliberately move on is great common sense


  9. nrhatch says:

    Awesome! Love the shots . . .

    A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ~ Lao Tzu


  10. Grannymar says:

    I love when fate interferes like that. Great photo opportunities!


  11. SuziCate says:

    Sometimes a change of plans is exactly what the soul needs…this sounds like one of those times!


  12. Oh no! Dinghy devils ruining the view!


  13. I say you made an excellent choice of venue!


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