Category Archives: Beach

Really Awful Fun


Yesterday we went to join the fish, On top of them, at first, it was our wish; With gondola, canals were well explored – ‘But not the sharky bits!’ the kids implored, For this was not in Venice time was … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Naughty-call


  In yachting terms, to go about Is not to wander round, And forward leap is in some doubt When saying, ‘Outward bound!’  A sheet is not a cloth for beds, But rope for setting sail; And when to port … Continue reading

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High Cs to rival Pavarotti


I only saw the high seas that trashed Durban’s North Beachfront from home, and wish I’d taken a trip right away to get a closer look.  Apparently these were a spin-off from another Madagascar cyclone. Even from as far away … Continue reading

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Anti-Colonialist Antics and Antipathy, Bikes, and Lots of Water


The past weekend started with swimming – self at home and then we all shot off to young J’s swimming lesson. From there it was to the Pavilion Mall, where I splashed out on a new cycle computer. After lunch … Continue reading

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Really Splashing Out Last Weekend


On Friday afternoon after school a week ago (yes, I haven’t 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 … Continue reading

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Bits of Blocked-out Sunlight


© February 2017 Colonialist

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A Splash of Solitude


For Solitude I heartily agree With Jen Hooks: nothing better than the sea (Particularly if that sea you reach By private access leading to the beach); On her example I will also lean By having little girl to set the scene; … Continue reading

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