My favorite word is “sun”, or any translation thereof, closely followed by “beach”. This will come as no surprise to anyone living on the African continent. We all seem to need the sun on our skin with the same urgency that we need food and water. Without sun my soul shrinks, my bodyworks go into decline and my brain screeches to a halt.
In the Southern Hemisphere, we are tumbling into winter and we are frantically trying to soak up as much sun as possible before the really cold weather sets in. By the way, on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, “really cold weather” means a drop in daytime temperature to below 22°C. We only really feel comfortable when temperatures rise above, say, 25°C.
We live about 1,5km from the beach and first thing in the morning, we hang out the bedroom windows to see whether the sun is shining, judge the wind speed and check the surface of the water. Whenever feasible, we get straight to the business of putting on swimwear and getting to the beach as fast as possible.
The photos below were taken on the stretch of beach, approximately 1,7km, between Sunwich Port and Banana Beach. Here we have a choice of swimming in one of the two tidal pools or in the waves. On this occassion, we saw a school of dolphins playing in the waves among the surfers and watched a dog trying to make up its mind between getting into the water or staying dry on the rock wall surrounding the pool.
Why this tirade about the sun? Well, first of all, Linda Hill who hosts the Stream of Consciousness bloghop, has put forward the Friday prompt “your favorite word” for this week. ”What’s your favourite word? Write about it, base your post on it, or just write about the concept of having one. Enjoy!”
Linda, this is my first time participating here and I hopped over from The Sound of One Hand Typing, hoping you will allow me to play here.