Typical midwinter Fathers’ Day?


I was asked by the family where I wanted to go and be treated to lunch.  ‘We haven’t been to the Durban beachfront for a while.  The grandkids and I can take bikes,’ I suggested.

And so it was.  Throngs of pedestrians and other cyclists didn’t make the wide promenade crowded, and we had great fun seeing the scenes.  I just regretted not having brought along a bathing costume – plus, perhaps my paddle-ski.  ­­­­With the school holidays coming up, perhaps we can go a bit more often. The bicycles gave a lot of fun, anyway, and then followed a typical fast-food meal.

Anyway, I thought I should get these pictures in today, to demonstrate the awful hardships we suffer during our winters here. Yes, all those specks in the water near and far are people swimming – or, at least, standing up in waves so that they can get knocked over by them.

Sand sculptures.  The artist asks for a donation to photograph them.

Sand sculptures. The artist asks for a donation to photograph them.

Durban's south beaches seen after cycling to the end of a  long pier.

Durban’s south beaches seen after cycling to the end of a long pier.

Water nidget!  All the ones of bikes and kids I took on the closup setting!

Water nidget! All the ones of bikes and kids etc,  I took on the closup setting!

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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.
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13 Responses to Typical midwinter Fathers’ Day?

  1. Tokeloshe says:

    Wow, great sand sculpture!
    What a beautiful day, I can’t believe it’s winter.

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  2. beeblu says:

    Durban’s beachfront’s looking good.

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  3. Ruth2Day says:

    lovely day and so lucky to have the sun 🙂 we didn’t do too badly in Cape Town, but not warm enough to take the old jacket off

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  4. The Asian says:

    The sand sculpture is amazing!

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  5. Pussycat44 says:

    A lovely way to spend Father’s Day. I shall download those pics and look at them often. That sand sculpture is gorgeous and well worth paying for to get a picture.

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  6. de Wets Wild says:

    How brave of you to venture out in such awful weather C!

    😀

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  7. Grannymar says:

    Our summer solstice and not a blink of sun to be seen all day! My brother in Melbourne often teases me with winter photos all called ‘Spot the cloud!’, not you are at it.

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  8. A great Father’s Day treat. I’m envious of the swimmers – it’s the summer solstice today and far too chilly to think of going to the beach. Yesterday I got a bit sunburnt in the garden – there’s no rhyme or reason to our weather.

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