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Beachcomber’s Diary – Rock and Roll


Back a couple of years, a beachcombing report was a regular part of my blog. Then life got in the way of beachcombing.  Bad idea.  I need to reverse that trend fifth or sixthwith.  Now that I have access to a … Continue reading

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Static, Dramatic and Ecstatic Monochromatic and Achromatic


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Monochromatic.” Monochromatic properly refers to any picture predominately in tones of one shade, so it doesn’t have to be confined to greyscale.  This rather hypnotic one of beach sand seems to fit. … Continue reading

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Ho-hum, another ordinary midwinter day …


… spent barefoot in shorts and a teeshirt … We were due to visit Sister-in-Law for lunch, but after doing a dive onto concrete over the edge of the stairway to their second floor from halfway up, she didn’t feel … Continue reading

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Diary of a Beachcomber, and Sundry Snippets, Silly and Sad.


  New Year’s Day in Durban was sunny and windless.  Hordes thronged to local beaches, creating traffic jams of sticky consistency on the roads leading there, and human soup in the surf. I breezed down the path with the dogs … Continue reading

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BEACHCOMBER’S DIARY IN REALLY AWFUL RHYME


One thing to say about the sea Is that it so invar’ably Provides a source of poetry. I paddle in intrepidly And wave for everyone to see – The waves wave back determin’dly! Returned to beach quite crunchingly I swim … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime – and other thousand-word essays.


  We went down the KwaZulu Natal South Coast to Illovo today to meet a friend on a flying visit from overseas for brunch (for purposes of the challenge, call it lunch!) and here is my picture of the lunch … Continue reading

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BEACHCOMBER’S DIARY: TREASURES HIDDEN AND NOT-SO-HIDDEN.


Among the treasures I found on the beach today was this fine piece of driftwood.  I thought of taking it home to tie bromeliads onto, but decided it might be a tiny bit difficult to lift.  Anyway, the pooch pack … Continue reading

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LOCAL SEA NEAR-Y


    I seldom take a camera to the beach, because it tends to get (a) tangled up with shells, or (b) full of sand, or (c) wet when waves wave at me or I wave back in them, or … Continue reading

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GOING OUT WITH A SUCCESSFUL MODEL


… or with her sister. As the piccie below reveals, the results of little G’s first modelling job are now on display in selected stores. I’m not sure they chose the cutest shot, but still … Thus, when the kids … Continue reading

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DADDY DAY DELIGHTS – A BEACHCOMBER’S DIARY


Sunday was fun-filled. It was a beautiful warm and windless day. After receiving a lovely card from daughter, plus chocolates (she does know me after all these years!) I took the first morning swim I have had for a number … Continue reading

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