Cows, horses and birds on the beach

Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa – http://www.umngazi.co.za/

Sadly all holidays, be them long or short like this one, always have a last day, so a beach walk was an absolute must! Quite an eventful one!! Or should I say, it was ‘busier’ than previous days …. with a runaway horse and it’s handlers giving chase, dune surfing, a larger herd, more local children swimming and playing in the river, and a flock of birds !! And both hubby and I slipped on wet rocks and both landed on our bums!!

From our bungalow’s deck :   the usual herd that had slept on the beach overnight (for warmth) and then I spotted a family surfing the dunes before breakfast …

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From the deck at Emlonyeni while having breakfast, the herd grew larger with more cattle coming down to the water in single file ..

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Spot the horse in the background.  It turned out to be a runaway horse with a rope draped over it’s back

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Handler/owner trotted towards the ‘runaway’, with two others running behind him.  As they closed in on ‘runaway’ he bolted and the chase began, galloping all over the beach!

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Hubby and I carried on with our walk, all the while watching the antics of the horses …

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Off they sped into the distance until they managed to capture ‘runaway’ at the end of the beach ..

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As we got closer to the rocky point, ‘runaway’ now mounted by a runner and other horse and riders came galloping towards us ..

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It looked like, to us, that ‘runaway’ likes the taste of leaves of a tree, a small branch of which was used as the enticing ‘carrot’ ..

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Resuming our walk, regaining our calm, we noticed the tide was lower than the previous day.  Should we attempt the sea crossing to the other side ?  !!

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Next post 🙂

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