Seabed flora and pebbles

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

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On our last walk on the beach, having encountered cows and more cows, a runaway horse, and birds, hubby and I discovered that the tide was very low and attempting a ‘sea crossing’ to the other side of the rocky point seemed like a good idea instead of clambering over the rocks ..

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Fisherman in the distance in top photo .. zoomed in to see him. Most of these low rocks were under water a few days before ..

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We had to walk on all this knobbly flora (or were they creatures!)

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Large slug under water ..

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This was really, really slippery! We were doing well until we passed the pale rock on extreme right. Hubby slipped first .. on his bum! I was coming up the rear but watching my footing, looked up at him then down again to feet and rock, next momentย I was also on my bum .. camera held high. Getting up was a mission as it was soooo slippery ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ .. and hoping I hadn’t cracked my coccyxย !!

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Yay .. we made it ..

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Pebbles and shells (mainly broken) ..

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Chappie with packet was picking up all the good shells, I presume to sell. Didn’t leave us with much of a choice!!ย ย  His packet was full and heavy!!ย ย  The other chappie, behind hubby, was on business from the Netherlands. Based in Joburg but took advantage of a weekend at Umngazi.ย ย  Sergio joined us for lunch and dinner later. He was keen to hear of the many beautiful places in South Africa he should visit while here ๐Ÿ™‚

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I would have filled our bag with pebbles, but hubby wasn’t keen!!

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Sergio had been on a long inland walk and came out on the next beach. On our next visit, next year, I want to walk further round this bend to that beach ..

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There were a couple of fishermen on the rocks …

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Walking back we decided not to go slipping and sliding and took the path instead …

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Looking at the first part of the ‘sea crossing’.ย ย  Not as easy peasy as it looks !ย ย  But I do believe you need to purchase those rubber water booties which are available from the hotel’s shop (only found out later!)

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Negotiating the rocky path proved quite tricky, especially with camera in hand …

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