Step (or two) to the Beach


Today, to chase away cobwebs, we decided to take a stroll (sarcastic laugh) down the path to the beach we used from our first house on the Bluff, very many years ago, which was closer to the old Whaling Station. This path has recently been developed with steps and is a bit tamer than the clamber we used to have. The 360-odd steps were a bit daunting, though, particularly going back, and particularly for our elderly dogs. The two elderly humans managed fine.

Please let me know in comments if a slide show of this size takes too long a time to load. From my side it is instantaneous, of course.  I know that large individual shots can take ages and the visitor gets fed up and scrams if there are too many.

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© May 2018 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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33 Responses to Step (or two) to the Beach

  1. No problem with the slide show, I couldn’t help wondering about the mental condition of the elderly (your word not mine) couple who not only went down those steps, but up; have you thought about seeking medical advice?
    And subjecting two elderly (again,,,) dogs to such punishment, knowing full well that they would follow their humans,needs investigating by the RSPCA supposing Africa has one of those

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    • colonialist says:

      Guilty as charged for the dogs; they found it a bit trying. Our SPCA isn’t Royal but exists. In main cities, anyway.
      Ironic that Younger Daughter was the one to feel pain the next day! Kids, of course, took it in their stride — and run, skip and jump.

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  2. Love the slide show… and the look of the path down… but the steps back up look like killers – you are both bold and brave !!!

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  3. The high-show was amazing, Col, and it worked immediately 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Day 🙂 ❤

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  4. The slideshow was fabulous – captions make it even nicer
    It is so flat here – although you have so many steps ( I think my dog might actually stop at some point and say “Go ahead, I’ll nap and you can pick me up later”), such a passage makes it seem like you are entering a whole different place – even though connected. Such dense green foliage. We have small dunes and short plants mostly – not the same visual/feeling when coming to or leaving the beach
    Nice post!

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  5. I loved the beautiful photos and your lovely slideshow ran smoothly with no delays. I understand your concerns about the photos being slow to load, often happens when the pictures are large, or haven’t been resized and often take up a lot of space on the site. I am so guilty of that. Thanks Les.

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  6. travel460 says:

    Wat ñ heerlikheid moet dit wees om so ñ ‘stap-roete’ tot by die see te hê!

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  7. Instantly visible and operating

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  8. Widdershins says:

    Worked just fine …I don’t know what those steps are doing there at the end though! 😀

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  9. Stephanie Haahjem says:

    Lovely slide-show-worked really well! Am so impressed that you both managed the climb back so well!

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  10. de Wets Wild says:

    I see no-one is adhering to the sign designating it a nude beach? 😀

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  11. Loved the slideshow! The view and beach are spectacular. Sadly, such a climb would kill Hubby. He can’t manage half a dozen steps, bless him.

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  12. disperser says:

    Loads fine . . . but I don’t understand what “too many large photos load slow” mean; I thought my readers give up and leave because of the multiple thousands of words I include with the hundreds of photos.

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    • colonialist says:

      Words one can get through quickly. It is waiting for photos (particularly large and good-quality ones) to do their thing that can become a bit patience-trying if one suffers from inferior internet.

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    • disperser says:

      So, you’re saying we should conform our content to the lowest common denominator . . . the people who are still on dial-up and modems.

      But, once people get used to faster loading, they’ll want even faster loading. You can see this in people getting impatient if they have to wait two seconds for anything.

      How about training them the other way? Getting them used to take a breather and stop and smell the roses?

      . . . by providing such amazing content that people are compelled to wait for it to load.

      Seriously, I think the words are more difficult for people to deal with than photos. That’s just the cynic in me, but it’s also my experience with even short posts. People seldom read the words. At best, they scan them. It’s often evident in the comments.

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      • colonialist says:

        I believe that many bloggers are geared for a quick, flitting experience where quantity overrides quality. Thus, I have noticed, a piece of short frivolity gets more attention than a post that has taken blood, sweat and tears to write. As long as SOMEBODY does read the items with more meat in them, I suppose the exercise is worthwhile.
        I notice myself that when I am rushed for time my visits sip and flit like a butterfly.

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    • Well you got that right! Hugs Ha! 🙂

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  13. Ag hoe lekker het ek nou saamgestap! Die skyfies het vinnig gelaai, al is ons Internet pynlik stadig.

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    • colonialist says:

      Ai, dis goed om te lees! Van nou af sal ek altyd die gallery gebruik. Dis so maklik, ook. Dis goed dat WordPress vorentoe gaan; so veel van die moderne ontwikkelinge gaan agteruit of val plat!

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