My blog friend View from the Side had a weekend challenge, the theme of which is, “The seven wonders of my world.” I’m very late with my post, but as you know, I’ve been very busy practising and playing piano for penguins. 🙂
I thought this would be a good opportunity to show you some of the photos taken during my son and granddaughter’s visit to South Africa a couple of weeks ago, which feature some of the wonders of my world. Of course, the biggest wonder of all is that out of all the billions of people in the world, hubby and I should have found one another, and lived happily ever after for more than forty years. Actually, he deserves a medal, but don’t tell him I said so. 😉
Little Sienna really enjoyed walking on our beach, but insisted on taking her new “purse” along. I wonder what it is with us women and our purse fetish. 🙂
We spent a day at our ‘U Shaka Marine World’ in Durban. Check out the size of this reconstruction of a Megalodon’s jaw. It makes Stephen Spielberg’s “Jaws” look like a picnic by the lake.
where we had great fun examining some of the wonders of the sea.
I’m so glad I can see these rays without having to go diving around under the sea, so I wondered what that guy was doing in the tank with them. I wouldn’t be nearly as brave if that glass wasn’t between him and me.
What an absolute wonder is this underwater garden.
These purple jelly fish are also called ‘mauve stingers’ and I’m sure some of you have come across them on your beaches in the USA. I wonder what their sting feels like.
Now here’s someone I certainly wouldn’t like to meet in person. I wondered whether he thought I looked tasty through the glass.
This gorgeous star fish was stuck like superglue to the glass, and I wondered if he would ever move again.
We even found Nemo without really trying, so I wondered what all the fuss was about. 🙂
The dolphins performed wonderfully, just for us.
This one wanted the stage all to himself.
Afterwards, we had a very tasty lunch aboard this old wreck, and I wondered what this ship had looked like on its maiden voyage.
I wonder what this huge python is doing in the middle of Marine World.Sienna took quite a fancy to him.
Well, I seem to have exceeded the seven wonders I was allowed for the theme, so I’ll end here. Hope you enjoyed wandering through my watery post.
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Great wonders of your world!
You have shared some amazing photos of your beautiful granddaughter and the wonders of the sea. Thank you.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks for your lovely comment, Francine. 🙂
Thanks, Marco. Just imagine being scooped up in those jaws! 🙂
Lovely – thank you for sharing, AP! PS the jaws, I could use a set of those 🙂
I was at uShaka in 2005! We must have stood in some of the same spots. They’ve added a bit since then, by the looks of it.
Lovely pictures, especially of your granddaughter.
Thanks, Tilly. Yes it has improved a lot since then. I was also there that year with my daughter’s two children who were staying with us for a week.
Great shots and that last one gave me the shivers. 😆
Thanks so much. I gather that you are not a snake person. 🙂
Definitely wonder-ful! Great shots, and Sienna is adorable!
Thanks so much. Yes, I really miss little Sienna, now that she’s back in New York.
I love the dolphin truly amazing 🙂
Thanks, Jake. I love to watch dolphins. They’re such joyous creatures. 🙂
Truly amazing wonders AD! The most precious of course is little Sienna 🙂
Thanks, Madhu. Yes, grandchildren are indeed very precious. 🙂
Looks an excellent time was had by all. Like the marine photos, too but your granddaughter and her happy smile is the best!
Yes, it was a most enjoyable day for us all. My little granddaughter was so fascinated by everything she saw. 🙂
Great post and forty years!!!! Wow! How wonderful!
Thanks, Nicole. 🙂
Loved the take on wonders at U shaka. The python might be there because I’m told that the snake park from passed mini town has moved to somewhere at U Shaka!!!
Thanks. Lisa. I didn’t see the snake park, but that doesn’t mean to say it wasn’t there. We were just concentrating on the aquarium and dolphin and seal shows.
Thanks, cocoa. 🙂
I enjoyed and loved them all dear AD, and she is so lovely, Blessing and Happiness to you both, Thanks. Have a nice weekend, love, nia
Thanks so much for your kind and lovely comment, nia. Wishing you a very happy weekend too. 🙂
lovely post ad:-)
Thanks so much, Hopestar. Hugs to you. xx
Wow! I really enjoyed seeing these. Thank you so much for sharing. 🙂
Thank you for visiting me. I’m so glad you enjoyed my share. 🙂
WOW,AMAZING wonders in your world! 😀
Thanks, DC. 😀
Sienna is a number of wonders all by herself!
Hehehe. She certainly is, as are most little children, Col. 🙂
Your wonders are Wonderful as always AD!
Thanks, optie. 🙂
Great post once again AD, loved the photo’s and always enjoy the dolphins!
Have a great weekend!
Thanks again, Gail. Happy weekend to you too. 🙂
As always a great photo blog…. Loved the fusion.
Thank you so much for your comment, Shakti. 🙂
Thanks so much. 🙂
What a wonderful share of such a beautiful place and attraction to anyone visiting Durbs… lovely photos ,,,
Thanks, bdt. Have you been there too?
that I have but believe it or not without my camera…
That really has surprised me, bdt. I thought you and your camera were ‘joined at the hip’, as it were. 😀
Aquarium a weak point with me!! Can see it was a day of every moment an enjoy moment.
Me too, newsy. We all enjoyed the visit so much. 🙂
Wow! These images are wonderful! I got excited looking at the jumping dolphins and other sea creatures. Fun, fun, fun! Thanks for sharing .
Thanks so much for your lovely comment. 🙂
Beautiful way to tell the wonders of your world! Thank you for touring the Marine World, AD!
It was my absolute pleasure, Amy. Glad you enjoyed our visit. 😉
I keep coming up with a play on words with the word wonder, but it all sounds so lame so I’ll just say bravissima.
I love the mauve stingers. When I looked at the star fish I thought of Madona’s Strike A Pose. Very photogenic.
Thanks for the “bravissima,” That will do very nicely thank you. 😉
What a gorgeous beach! And you never know when you might need your purse…
This is very true, Ruth. A woman and her purse are not easily parted. 😀
Wonderful wonders of your world 🙂
Thanks so much, Inga. 🙂
So nice to get to see the underside of the sea star – we’re told not to peel ours away from the rocks. I’ve been told we’re not to call them star fish any longer since they’re technically not fish… some folks are also getting picky about not naming the birds sea gulls since they’re often found inland. I don’t know if I can keep up with all these changes… loved the post, though! Your granddaughter is as lovely as her grandmother!
Thanks so much for the lovely compliment, Gunta. You know the saying, “You can’t teach old dogs new tricks?”….. so in spite of the technicalities, I have a feeling that they’ll always be star fish and sea gulls to me. 😀
Well, it’s a really cute purse – I would also carry it with me all the time 😉
such wonders under the sea…
It’s her first real ‘purse’, so she and it were inseparable. 🙂
What a WONDERful way to spend time with your family!
Yes, it certainly was, Naomi. Thanks for visiting. 😉
Hi AD, they certainly seem to have made a considerable improvement on the dolphin show since the last time I was there 😉 The other exhibits, particularly that shark’s mouth, are amazing 😉
Yes, I was most impressed this time around. The dolphin trainers in particular, are excellent.
No WONDER you love all of these things…they’re gorgeous, fascinating, amazing and wondrous!
Thanks so much, Suzanne. 🙂