Category Archives: Beach

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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A Really Awful Bizzy Tusy … er … Busy Tizzy


A week-ness is upon me: Next week we go away, For, for this Season we will be On visit to UK. The questions are how much to do Betwixt the now and then — Why, how do what I must … Continue reading

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A Rhinoceros at the Pool


Pools and schools have figured largely in my life just lately. Take yesterday: in the morning was R’s prizegiving event at her school, and after that we shot off to get my Yacht Club (on the edge of a pretty … Continue reading

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