Getting to the beach .. option one

Our first walk on the beach at Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa was after lunch on the day we arrived. We couldn’t wait to get our feet in the sand and toes in the sea!!  By afternoon, it had clouded over and was still foggy with humidity and salt in the air.  There are two ways to reach the beach.   One way is by ferry boat and the other is to walk along the left bank of the river and cross at the river mouth.

Hubby and I chose option one.   It doesn’t matter whether it’s one or two people, or a boat full, the driver will take you across.   On the beach side, there is gong which has to be ‘gonged’ for the driver to come and collect, whether it’s one person or more.  We hadn’t realised how shallow the river mouth was and chose option two from then on.

Option one : white boat with plastic chairs!   (boat with table is for sundowner cruise)

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Looking up the river …

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Destination :  speck on sand horizon in centre of photo ..

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Speck on sand horizon is the gong where two people await boat-with-plastic-chairs … (took this pic earlier)

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The vastness of the beach was unbelievable !!  It’s something you see in travel brochures!  And we were there 🙂

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Interesting rock formations ..

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Pebbles are embedded in the rock ..

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Walking back …

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A large area of crushed shells …

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Forgive me .. more seascapes 😉     I couldn’t get over the unspoilt beauty !!

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Dunes are fairly high …

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Nature’s patterns …

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Some parts are littered with hard-as-stone cow poo  !!

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Evening was drawing near .. beer and wine time was calling 😉

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Here comes our ride 🙂

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Cheers !!

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