Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I Do Love to be Beside the Seaside!

Last week we went to Umhloti in Kwazulu Natal, for the week. Now bear in mind that we have not been away for over 2 years (not even a weekend).
We have been counting down the sleeps for such a long time. Caitlyn and Jaina had a great time in the sea (I must say that I did too!).
As you can see in the pic below, we had "visitors" that came looking for food most mornings! What a great life they must have, free food and look how peaceful he looks, gazing out to sea (or is it a biscuit he has spotted on the next balcony??).
At the swimming beach, the tide went out to reveal 2 beautiful swimming pools. There were swells and waves that the girls were "surfing" on.
On the rocks were huge groups of green anenemies(sp?) or sea flowers. It facinated Jaina who spent ages closing them all ("putting them to sleep for their mommy" - is what she said).
At night we toasted marshmallows over a fire. Notice the sea in the backround?
Then one morning, I was walking along the rocks and walked by a group of girls with a very broad American accent. I asked them where they were from and they said Michigan, USA. They told me that they were students touring South Africa. I told them that we were actually from Johannesburg and were enjoying an extended summer. Yes, here in JHB we are having very chilly weather right now.
Well, summer is officially over for us and it is back to the school books (next to the heater) for us!


Anne said...

Your pictures by the sea are just lovely. It looks like you all had a fun time. We're counting down the days till my kids get out of school...which is June 11th. They will be out till the beginning of September. It's still a bit chilly here in Michigan though. Thanks for sharing the photos with us!

Mandi said...

Thank you Anne.

Wow, what a nice long summer holiday to look forward to.

We have to wait until november to have our long summer break.

Manderly said...

We love the sea too. I love when you post about where you live! We are pretty much done with the school year here but it is fun to "know" someone who lives in the country we have been learning about. He liked the monkey and said we should go there so we can have visitors like that too. :) Have a great week!