I am a 70-something retired bank official and grandmother of one. I grew up in the arid, barren region of Namaqualand, (Northern Cape, South Africa) which is well-known for its springtime flowers after a “good” rainy winter season. My adult life, I spent living and working in large cities.
In January 2015, we (my husband, daughter and myself) moved to the beautiful South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The South Coast is a popular holiday destination and during the holidays, life becomes quite hectic. However, out of season, we live a very quiet life.
We love the laid-back lifestyle, the long stretches of isolated beaches and the wonderful, warm water of the Indian Ocean. We love hiking along the beaches, lingering on the banks of the beautiful rivers and visiting the numerous nature reserves. Whenever possible, we drag along our cameras to capture the beauty of this region.
Some of these photos find their way to this blog Dis Ekke (This Is Me), written in Afrikaans and English. The blog posts represent the rantings and ravings, the joys and blessings of a defiant retiree – Me.