I haven’t shown you many images of my world during the past few months, an error that I aim to rectify immediately. We are very fortunate in that we have a variety of beaches very close to us, within easy hiking distance, or just a short drive away.
We live on the Hibiscus Coast, a ±72km stretch of endless beaches on the beautiful South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, a very popular holiday destination in all seasons. The bigger and more well-known towns and resorts teem with visitors, enjoying the beaches, the organised entertainment and the nightlife during the school holidays.
For ourselves, we prefer the quiet and solitude of the more isolated beaches. My daughter and I love hiking along the beach, soaking up the sun and dipping into the warm water every now and then. We also try our hand at fishing, but in a very leisurely fashion only; we hardly catch any fish worth mentioning. When we do get hold one of one, we put it back in the water more often than not. We find more pleasure in watching the surfers and swimmers enjoying the waves and the sea critters on the beach or in the rockpools.
The blue waters of the Indian Ocean, golden beaches, numerous rivers and lush green hills create panoramic views that tempt even the most amateurish of photographers (like us) into clicking away. It is really hard to snap a very bad picture in such an amazing location and I hope that you will enjoy my gallery.