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Elemental

The smooth sand, the ebb and flow of the waves, the winged clouds and the fire of life of the plants holding on to the slippery sands of the dunes.

The smooth sand, ebb and flow of the waves, the winged clouds and the fire of life of the plants holding on to the slippery sands of the dunes
©2017 Regina Martins

WordPress weekly photo – Elemental.

 

Last Week’s Story in Instagram Photos

Last week Che and I were still in KZN and not able to blog daily, so I decided to post a daily photo telling a story about our day. All taken with my iPhone.

On our way out of the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, we got some good sightings in a short space of time. One of those sightings was this trio of zebras out for a leisurely walk. I think we startled them a bit as you see in the video below.

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

Interesting rock formation in the Umdloti tidal pool.

Looking for hippos on a blue boat…

Boating St Lucia looking for hippos

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I love grass umbrellas, they remind me of tropical holidays.”

It had been a while since I’d been to the Durban beachfront. I remember many happy holidays strolling along it with my family, stopping at all the vendors wanting to buy all they had on offer and running towards the ice cream vendor before he cycled away in search of groups of kids tugging at their parents’ sleeves, a clear indication that no trip to the seaside was complete without this treat.

Today’s travel quote…

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Walking Paths and Trails

Cee's topic for this week is Paths and Trails.  It can be a walking path or trail of any kind, long or short or paved or dirt, it can contain steps.  Anything goes as long as it was meant to be walked on.

Mostly wooden walkways, the one below leads travellers down the pier to the boats on Lake St. Lucia, taking them on a cruise to the hippopotami, crocodiles and elephants in the reserve.

Wooden pier down to the boats on Lake St. Lucia
©2017 Regina Martins

Road meant for people and cars and zebras – Hluhluwe Game Reserve.

This path is meant for walking and driving and zebra crossings…
©2017 Regina Martins

On the boat on Lake St. Lucia, it is clear that the drought has lowered the water levels significantly.

The reeds below the pier show how low the water on Lake St. Lucia has gotten with the worst drought in many decades in the region
©2017 Regina Martins

The best view – access to the beach.

Down to the beach
©2017 Regina Martins

Storms have eroded the dune thereby collapsing the pavement. Workmen are on site fixing in time for the October school holidays. It was an incongruous sight to see an earth moving machine on the beach, which was closed to the public.

Storms have slowly eroded the dune, collapsing the pavement
©2017 Regina Martins

Entered in Cee’s black and white photo challenge this week. Click here to go to the challenge and see more entries.

 

Last Week and a Bit of This One in Instagram Photos

Che and I spent last week at the beautiful Zimbali resort on the KwaZulu Natal north coast. We met up with my colleagues from around the world and their families to enjoy our annual innovation week and get together.

Note to my email subscribers: Sometimes the Instagram pics don’t come across on email. In that case, just click on the link above to see them on the site. I hope WordPress fixes this soon.

agile42 innovation week, amazing to be with my international colleagues again

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At the week’s end we bussed a few hours further north to Lake St. Lucia where we enjoyed a boat cruise encountering crocodiles and hippopotami in their natural habitat. And we ended off with a safari weekend at Bonamanzi Game Lodge and the Hluhluwe Game Reserve.

I love the pic below of Che with the setting sun behind him on Lake St. Lucia.

Cruising on Lake St Lucia with Che. Now the fun part of the coach camp begins with the @agile42 family

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Crocodile feeding at Bonamanzi…I stayed well away from the main action.

Watching crocodile feeding time at 🌅 #safarizululand #crocodilefeedingtime

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Sunset colours…my usual sunset photo.

We were treated to 4 out of the Big Five. We missed seeing the leopard, notoriously playing hard to get.  On our way out of the reserve, we got some good sightings in a short space of time. Check this video out…

You may remember that last year we all came together in Barcelona. This year our innovation week was here in sunny South Africa.

Che and I have extended this trip to Durban by spending an additional few days enjoying warm days at Umdloti Beach village before heading back to cool Johannesburg on Thursday.

View over the Indian Ocean from our Airbnb…

#viewfrommywindow #umdlotibeach #instagrammeronholiday

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In all the years I have been coming to Umdloti Beach I don’t remember this rock formation. Perhaps I never noticed it and perhaps the ocean has eroded it into its current shape.

Yesterday was a grey blustery day, good for walking but not good for swimming in the ocean – so we didn’t.

Today’s walkabout, blustery day it was #instagrammeronholiday #umdlotibeach #beachwalking #durbanrocks #durbanskies

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I was not active on this blog but I did post to Instagram (IG) regularly. Follow me on IG here.

 

Unusual With A Twist

It’s not the photos that are unusual – it is the way they are presented. I post to Instagram daily. I wasn’t active on this blog last week because I was out of town on business. I was posting daily on Instagram though, and yesterday I posted a collection of those photos here – Last Week In Instagram Photos.

I’m doing a similar thing here with a twist – I’m posting my favourite black & white Instagram photos – how cool is that 🙂 ?

Jazz band

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Last week’s walkabout in Bairro Alto, I came across 2 residents out for a walk #lisboa❤ #bairroalto

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Peace…

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Unusual.