Category Archives: Boating

Up the creek with a paddle


The Umgeni River in KwaZulu Natal would be classed as a stream in many other parts of the world, but in South Africa we are a bit shy on moving strips of water. Anything wider than a few metres tends to … Continue reading

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Whale of a Sail


The Daily Post’s Photo Challenge for the current week has a theme of Cherry On Top. Out to sea for a sail Is enjoyment non-stop, Even on a grey day; Having sight of a whale Gives the cherry on top … Continue reading

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Partners but not in crime.


With the Weekly Photo Challenge of Partners, here are my three different versions: © June 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)

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Really Awful Spray of Lettuce


To Point Yacht Club for Fathers’ Day And saw some tugboats there at play; For Sunday, I’d say that’s their way Of indicating, ‘Let us spray!’   And, turning this all topsy-turvy, Those sprays are really very Curve -y! … Though photo … Continue reading

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Absurdle Wordle on a Shattered Sermon, Suitable for Seriously Soggy Sunday


Wordle 250 Those taking Mass, in trance at flow Of virtue-road-map rant, Found bit of news priest then would show In chant, had logic scant … Such after-shock The trance would block. And Now, the Whether. Rain continues to reign unaboated. Breathing … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Lovely Treat Meant


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Treat.” When having feelings of defeat And wanting a treat of something sweet, Nothing makes life more a ballad Than a large self-made fruit salad! Mind you, there is nothing wrong   When Pavlova comes … Continue reading

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What you can’t see on the sea, and of health and wealth.


Followers of my blog with keen powers of observation may have been conscious of a sudden deathly hush from this direction. At present we are going through a few of the things that one of my favourite fantasy characters, Wizard … Continue reading

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