There are benefits to being discarded by the corporate world when one reaches a certain age, and that is having the freedom to take breakaways in the off-peak season.
We have been doing quite a bit of that of late as some of my friends have noticed :)
Post retirement we do run our own little bnb Lily's Cottage and having excellent staff we can leave them in charge, but come peak season, it's all hands on deck!
So I will be sharing with you what will be a walk on our last little breakaway for quite a while, sure you will enjoy it!
What could this be sitting on the rocks? I'll tell you a little later...
Down on the south coast of Kwazulu Natal is a little coastal village called Glenmore Beach, an old-time favourite haunt of our family for years already. Perfect for anglers as there are enormous rocks to the south of the resort we stayed at, with a lagoon and lovely swimming beach with white sands to the north. Miles of walking can be done here along the paths, with rock pools where one finds mussels and oysters, wooden benches in memory of loved ones sitting atop the rocks, and a lovely sandy beach for collecting sea shells and a ship wreck to boot.
Glorious sunrise greeted us each morning on the east coast of Africa, note a ship was sailing past on the horizon one morning as the sun came up.
Many indigenous plants grow in the beautifully kept gardens of Glenmore Sands which is a stone's throw from the beach.
Rocks galore for the fishermen - we missed the annual sardine run which this coastal region is famous for, but were fortunate to get some shad for the pan, and what a treat that was!
Walking down to the sandy beach, we first encounter the lagoon, easy to cross at low tide to get to the beach.
There were still signs of the storms of earlier this year with large uprooted trees lying on the beach.
Walking towards the shipwreck - the Nightingale, a fishing vessel that ran aground in 1933; all that's left of it now is the boiler which sits on the rocks. One can still pick up pieces of porcelain after heavy seas.
Loads of old photographs hang on the walls of the Glenmore Sands which is the home of the Nightingale Restaurant where one finds the very best Prawn Curry on the whole of the South Coast!
A lovely little bay for swimming or fishing.
And now to Make You Smile some signs a little further north on the same coast.
In the pub called the Wrecked Heron:
Quirky sign in the ladies restroom.
This has been my post for WednesdayWalk MakeMeSmile, a collaboration between that wonderful photographer and awesome Steemian @tattoodjay and the lovely @elizacheng - so check it out if you'd like to join Wednesday Walk Challenge and Make Me Smile, hope you enjoyed walking with me!
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