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Sundowner cruise at Umngazi

Today is one of those days when I don’t feel like doing anything.¬† It’s Sunday ūüôā¬†¬† No yoga, pilates, gym of any sort, and no school runs.¬† Just as well .. I have a head cold.¬† Fuzzy brain and all … Continue reading

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While we waited for the boat ..

Continued from previous post .. I took a few photos while¬†hubby and I¬†waited for the ferry to fetch us Village boys having fun!!¬† They were filling small plastic containers with sand, throwing them into the water and diving in to … Continue reading

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A lone bull

Returning from our walk (see previous post) our canine companions had disappeared from sight, we made our way, over the¬†sand dunes,¬†to the gong pick-up point to ferry us across the river we came across a lone bull.¬†¬† He was rather … Continue reading

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Walking with Africanis (the dog of Africa)

“ Some dismiss them as mongrels and strays. But these dogs are a distinct breed, endemic to southern Africa and with a proven lineage going back some 7 000 years. They are the Africanis ‚Äď the dog of Africa.”¬†¬† Quote … Continue reading

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Tidal wave in the Umngazi River mouth

I called it a mini Tsunami as I’ve never seen this before, mainly because I’ve never been close to a river mouth as the tide rises in the sea and¬†consequently the river.¬†¬† This particular morning, as I sipped my early … Continue reading

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Celebrating 50 years of marriage !!

A very special occasion¬†indeed !!!¬†¬† Cheryl and Bob celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with us at Umngazi !!!¬†¬† I thought couples celebrating 50 years were old !!¬† These two are not in that category at all !!!¬† Not even close … Continue reading

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Blue water and white dunes at Umngazi

It was a magical moment !!!¬†¬† As hubby and I walked along the path back to our bungalow for an afternoon snooze after lunch the colours of the river, dunes and sky popped out !!!¬†¬†¬† Unfortunately I wasn’t fast enough … Continue reading

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