Really Awful Fun


These were beneath us as we cruised.

Yesterday we went to join the fish,
On top of them, at first, it was our wish;

Grandkids and a friend were with me on a boat just like this one.

With gondola, canals were well explored
But not the sharky bits! the kids implored,

This shows one of the stretches of canal.

For this was not in Venice time was spent,
But to uShaka, Durban, that we went;

The bushy bit is Durban’s famous Bluff, but you have to go a very long way around to get there.

We nearly reached home hill; but further south,
Right in between, youll find the harbour mouth!

 

From then on, we were in with the fish!

So then to Yacht Club Beach-sites where we moved,
And time with boogie boarding we improved,
My board has been left idle just of late,
And riding waves again was simply great;
Too much exertion one can easily score,
For, when washed in, one dashes out for more,
And curses if the dash was just too slow
To catch the perfect wave now come on show!

© April 2017 Colonialist
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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.
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6 Responses to Really Awful Fun

  1. equinoxio21 says:

    Thank you for the share. Catching the right wave is soooo lovely. And I imagine you have taught your granddaughters how to? How neat. My parents learned in India, taught me in Africa and I taught my girls in Mexico. A couple of years and I think I will teach grandson.
    My compliments Les.
    Brian

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  2. -Eugenia says:

    Thank you for sharing your awesome pics and the lovely poem.

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  3. Debra says:

    It looks like fun to me, and I applaud your excellent poem in telling of the happy details!

    Like

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