Getting to the beach … option two

Our preferred option at Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa 🙂

From our scrumptious breakfast served at Emlonyeni, the exclusive day retreat for 7 bungalows, to walk back up our steep path to our bungalow to fetch hats, camera etc was a no-no, so our morning walks started from Emlonyeni.   By our last day, I was practically sprinting up that hill!!  It’s amazing what you get used !!

Walk with us ….

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Reading the sign at the ‘kissing gate’, there must have been a gate here at one time.  From this point to the rocky outcrop with the interesting rocks in previous post ‘getting to the beach .. option one’ , and back to kissing gate, it’s 5 kms … so a group of ladies said, who have been meeting up at Umngazi for the past 14 years !!  5 kms equals the Delta parkrun which hubby and I do.  Getting back to the parkrun tomorrow is going to be tough as we haven’t been for a couple of weeks.  Delta Park is one of the toughest courses, apparently, and that’s not me just saying it.  This 5 kms beach walk was a breeze !!  Easy peasy !!

Anyhow … let’s continue …

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Shells and pebbles  …

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Hubby became an avid shell collector – with beach bag in hand !!  He became the beach bag carrier in which we put our flip-flops, shells and pebbles and my camera when not in my hand, which was practically never !!

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We spotted the happy couple in the distance against the black rocks ..

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Reaching the black rocks, we couldn’t go any further as the rocks were slippery and we weren’t sure on the tides

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Walking back …

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A very preggie mommy with toddler and small child, and nanny (from the hotel) – she needed the nanny 😉

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A small herd of cattle frequents this river back ..

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After taking the pic above of mommy cow, I turned to come face to face with this large fellow !!!   I hadn’t heard him coming !!

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Yikes !!  hubby had my flip flops!!!  I had to hobble over the stones to calmly leave the big fellow alone

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Beach momentos ..

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