Category Archives: Beach

Highs and lows


I’m going to bed, and will forget About wrestling with a horrible internet; But my own praises quickly sing Re rising to the heights in gardening Then one-forty-nine steps went scrambling down With crab from the depths to play the … Continue reading

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A Legacy of Idiocy


On our latest visit to the Royal Natal Yacht Club I was reminded of the steady conversion of the now hated legacy of Colonialism into a new legacy of foolhardiness, short-sightedness and ineptitude by the present regime.  The monument to … Continue reading

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Origin


The Rhyme Prompt for Day 11 of GloPoWriMo reads: ‘we’d like to challenge you to write a poem of origin. Where are you from? Not just geographically, but emotionally, physically, spiritually?’ This makes me think of Knysna Heads where I … Continue reading

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Filters with Sand


Today featured breakfast (with filter coffee) at our local surfing establishment near the beach, and then (after some tips from a friend on the wiring) a final completion of my sand filter installation. Neatening-up will follow later. Testing was interrupted … Continue reading

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Disgusting Barbarism at Clifton Beach


                The recent descent into ignorant savagery by a group of protestors at Cape Town’s Clifton Beach must be condemned in strongest terms of disgust and outrage. It is still unclear what circumstances … Continue reading

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Sea Here, Just Down the Hill from Home


After a cold and misera-bubble day yesterday, featuring damp descending with enthusiasm (filled the pool again), today had cheered up a bit. At least it didn’t have the chilly gale that rendered my morning swim yesterday rather unpleasant. Of course, … Continue reading

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Oh I Do Like to See Beside the Seaside


I do love to stare into the pools, Though the creatures that live beside the seaside When looking up at us must think us fools! Oh, it’s luverly wand’ring at the seaside And especially at a low spring tide, And … Continue reading

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