“and gazed at the sea
Port Alfred Harbour
“The sea is deep
” and the world is wide!
How I long to sail!” said the tiny snail “
“This is the trail
Of the tiny snail
“This is the whale who came one night
When the tide was high and the stars were bright
(Southern Right Whale – Hermanus …. only photo I’ve got of a whale on this trip)
“A humpback whale, immensely long,
Who sang to the snail a wonderful song
Of shimmering ice and coral caves
And shooting stars and enormous waves.
“And this is the tail
Of the humpback whale.
He held it out of the starlit sea
And said to the snail “Come and sail with me” ~~~~
“And she gazed at the sky, the sea, the land,
The waves and the caves and the golden sand,
She gazed and gazed, amazed by it all,
And she said to the whale, ‘I feel so small’ ~~~~
I love this book … it’s a pleasure to read aloud …. it’s a favourite with Bradley and Connor
All photos (except whale!) were taken at Port Alfred on the magnificent +/- 70km long and unspoilt East Beach, and the harbour