Really Splashing Out Last Weekend


On Friday afternoon after school a week ago (yes, I havent had time to post) the kids went to the Olympic pool, and after return spent some time in our vinyl puddle. On Saturday we went to a birthday party at the Splash Water World water park in Amanzimtoti.  I was roped in to keep an eye on the grandkids, which involved taking some of the rides with them.

The biggest pond is quite a good size.

The biggest pond is quite a good size.

 If you should visit Water World, do take some calming pills
Unless you are a person who will thrive on chills and thrills:
Some of the chutes and slides you ride are seriously scary,
And not the sorts of places for the timid, so be wary
Of the twists and convolutions that the stomach cant abide
When they wiggle, it seems likely youll be slopped right over-side,
And the place where you are spat out is a maelstrom in full spate
Which may drag you underwater, or on wall can bash your pate.

 (It was fun!)

The blue shute loops down and then does some spectacular wriggles before spitting one out of the hole below.

The blue chute loops down and then does some spectacular wriggles before spitting one out of one side of the mouth below.

The afternoon was taken up with the Swimming School Gala, where the grandkids acquitted themselves well. They kept their cool in the pool and cool in the heat and the heats, with R winning all of hers and J only bombing out a bit on backstroke to come second or third — at that point I suddenly ran out of charge for the camera so was distracted.

J cruises to an unassisted win in her age group.

J cruises to an unassisted win in her age group.

While R has built up a commanding lead in hers.

While R has built up a commanding lead in hers.

We went for lunch on Sunday at the Point Watersports Clubs beachsite. We may as well enjoy it before it becomes a major construction area as is planned. Who knows when the new club watersport facilities there will be ready.

The present combined buildings for Point Yacht Club and Durban Underwater Club.

The present combined buildings for Point Yacht Club and Durban Underwater Club.

There is a good expanse of beach, stretching right past the stadium on the other side of the main city.

There is a good expanse of beach, stretching right past the stadium (white blob) on the other side of the main city. This is the sheltered portion; where the taller buildings occur so do far taller waves.

© February 2017 Colonialist
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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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6 Responses to Really Splashing Out Last Weekend

  1. Tokeloshe says:

    Looks like great fun!
    I wouldn’t mind feeling that beach sand between my toes.

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  2. Well done to your granddaughters. R sounds like a real champ.

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  3. Pretty overcast sort of day, did a storm hit? The clouds over the Clubs look very threatening!

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    • colonialist says:

      We did have a lot of rain from the fringe of a hurricane. Very fortunate, actually. The country’s major dam, from being in a critical state, is now overflowing. Our local ones have still not recovered enough to allay concern, though.

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