GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!!!
(Sunrise 5:07am Ramsgate, South Africa)
Hello there to all my friends across the globe.
We are back!!!
(Ramsgate main beach and lagoon)
What a homecoming welcome we received from our three excited dogs yesterday!
Toby ran circles around our feet in sheer delight. We were only absent for six days, but he'd obviously thought we had permanently deserted him. What a celebration! There is no greater delight than that of a dog who has missed his owners.
All three doggies are in excellent health and were treated like kings by their enthusiastic caregivers while we were away.
Thank you Jon and Amy!!!
(The beach outside our unit at "Bill's Best Roscarberry")
It’s been a while but it’s wonderful to be back with you all again.
(The Vaal River - in flood - the border between Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal)
(View of our accommodation and beachfront)
Our accommodation was lovely, our weather perfect and the five of us enjoyed one another’s company immensely. As with all holidays, we over-indulged on all the junk food but this was balanced out by swimming in the sea, strolling along the beautiful walkways, playing beach games, throwing Frisbees, flying kites and merely lazing in the sun. Our expanded waist lines should hopefully be rectified in the weeks ahead. All-in-all we had a fabulous time!
(Kite flying in gusty wind)
Our holiday wasn’t totally incident free, but this I will share in another blogpost at a later stae. For the moment I prefer to focus on the positive things and the wonderful memories which we created. These far outweigh any ugliness. We all feel relaxed and ready to face city life again.
There is so much to tell you but it is impossible to record everything in one post. You will have to ‘stay tuned’ for all the interesting snippets. :)
Today, I want to share one of the extraordinary beach walks which we had.
(Dawn: View from our balcony)
My daughter and I got up really early one morning to go and observe all the cute little crabs on the shore and watch the sunrise. What magnificent wonders our country offers:
After this exquisite spectacle, we simply had to indulge in a long pre-breakfast walk.
(The beautiful beachfront path which stretches for miles!)
The dassies (rock rabbits) were out – waiting for discarded morsels from generous holiday makers. For supposedly wild animals, some were surprisingly tame
(Dassies/Rock rabbits along the way)
Wild flowers welcomed us as we ambled along the path...
So too did some geckos...
crows (in wait for wayward Dassie babies)...
...and as always...some new doggie friends...
Six glorious days of relaxation and sunshine!...
There is so much to tell, but all in good time...
(Another view from our balcony)
For the moment we are home safe and sound...
The washing is in the machine, the groceries stocked up again and the animals have finally settled into serene contentment.
Thank you for being our much loved cyber-friends!
I've missed you all and hope to catch up soon!
Despite the widespread rain and flooding across our country we have just returned from six beautiful, sunny, fun-filled and revitalising days at Ramsgate Beach along the South Eastern coast of South Africa. It is so beautiful there at the moment – so lush in foliage and plenty of lovely ocean views.