Category Archives: Beach

The Call of the Sea


Wordle 339 From sand, follow wind with urge memory saves To shout ‘Outward bound!’ You miss the power and hunger of the waves — Madness of boundless sound. © February 2018 Colonialist Advertisements

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Water Untide and Ran Away


And, with this, and the one below, it can also form the basis for the current Photo Challenge Variations on a Theme!    © January 2018 Colonialist  

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What a Star(t)!


    J, in her first week of proper school, has certainly shone. Within days, she was given the honour of taking one of the two class teddies home for good behaviour, and at the Friday assembly the head teacher … Continue reading

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A Beach Away from the Sea.


Today the family went to Kloof and Valley of 1000 Hills. I stayed at home and worked. This evening we had supper at Kaya Beach again. It always strikes me as a bit crazy, as the actual beach is on … Continue reading

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Natal North Coast by Car, Train, Bus, and lots of Walking.


As a treat for our visitor from Germany — a friend met by Younger Daughter many years ago when they were both on a working ‘holiday’ (ha ha) as chambermaids, waitresses etc at Inversnaid Hotel on the banks of Loch … Continue reading

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Counting Costas


Spain has the Costa Brava, the Costa Del Sol, the Costa Blanca, the Costa de la Luz and several more Costa-type places.   Costa Rica in South America has much to recommend it if you don’t mind an awful lot of … Continue reading

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A Guide Dog for the Non-blind


Hidden Fishermen’s Path Through Steep Forest to Beach   Sweep of horizon, from shelter of bushes emerge, Ground levels out, sight will wake to the power of sea No map will show where it funnels to push with a surge, … Continue reading

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