Category Archives: Ocean

Shining Exam Pulls


With a WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme of Ooh, Shiny! featuring “Diversions, distractions, and delightful detours”, few things will take my attention away from everything else as completely as when the main ‘shiny’ signals, in spectacular manner, that it is settling down for … Continue reading

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Goodbye Wave


Two weeks ago, I abruptly abandoned my blog and blogging generally. This was not by design, but other activities on the go simply stopped allowing a spare moment. With the school holidays upon us, I had to spend some time … Continue reading

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Frozen Fleeting Fish-like Flashes


The Daily Post photo theme for the week is Evanescent and I have chosen to interpret this with the fleeting images of airborne dolphins we had at a child’s birthday party held today at Durban’s Sea World. I know the subject … Continue reading

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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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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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