So yesterday found me out and about with the early morning walkers along our beach path. Jake wanted people, so my iPhone and I were on a mission to shoot a few unsuspecting victims. It was quite easy to get shots of people from a fair distance away, so I got the fishermen who are an almost permanent feature of our beach. There is our port city of Durban in the distance, and the white structure you can see is the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Moses Mabhida Stadium. If you look for the tree sticking up on the right, you will be looking at where I live; not actually in the tree, but just to the right of it. 🙂
I just couldn’t bring myself to tackle people head on, so sneakily got their back views in my sights. This woman’s dress would be very good for target practice. 🙂
This beach vendor wears all of her wares, as she wends her way to her stand, further along the path. She must have had at least a dozen hats on her head.
These young ladies came bouncing past us, and ran joyously down onto the sand for a frolic in the waves.
We saw many joggers, and dog walkers, and also a few dad’s out with babies in strollers, probably giving their wives a much-needed Sunday morning lie-in.
There were only a few people on the pier,
and a couple of long board surfers, were paddling their way out to sea. They were doing really well, but shortly after I took this photo, they both fell off their boards.
We managed to resist the tempting smells coming from the kitchen of the beach-side restaurant in the old life-guard station. We had a much healthier breakfast option of fresh strawberries waiting at home. I couldn’t however resist sneaking a pic of these two life guards keeping watch over the bathers from their tower at Bronze Beach. Well one was keeping watch, whilst it seems the other one was catching up on his sleep. 🙂
Right at the end of the path, the sand sucker-upper, was getting himself geared up for the day.
Some people have to work, whilst others can just relax and watch the waves.
By this time, my tummy was telling me that it was past my breakfast time, so it was quick march for the 2 kms back home. That strawberry smoothie went down very well indeed. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed my random Sunday morning shootings. For more takes on Jake’s theme, just click here.
That title worried me. 😆 Then I read the rest. Good job. 😉
Just my quirky sense of humour, Elizabeth. 🙂
You have me with the water and its playful waves!
Looks so inviting, hey? 🙂
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A very loaded title, ha ha! Thanks for sharing, AP.
Your so welcome, Marco.:lol:
Love the colourful beach ware seller.
Thanks, Tilly. 🙂
What an enjoyable beach walk! Wonderful photos of people and ocean, and the life guard… 🙂 Have a great week, AD!
Thanks, Amy. Hope you’re week is going well too. 🙂
Thank you so much for taking me along on your morning stroll! These are wonderful 🙂
You’re welcome, Dianne. So glad you enjoyed the stroll. 🙂
Shame on me! I can’t even bare the thought of carrying my grocery while that lady carries her livelihood. Shame on me!
Love the lifeguard pic the most.
Some people have a very much harder life than others, Rommel. The trick is, to be content with what life deals out to us. 🙂
Thanks, yes I enjoyed my stroll and the sit down to watch the ocean!
So glad you did, Gilly. 🙂
Wow, great collection of photos.
Thank you. 🙂
I love the sky in the walkway photo. Just gorgeous! People watching at the beach is a favorite of mine. 🙂 Lovely shots.
Thanks so much, Angelia. 😉
Glad to see you managed your shooting in a sneaky fashion without any bodies left behind. 😉 Though that target sounds like a huge temptation. Great shots, my dear!
Hahaha. I’m the non-violent type, Gunta, and I heeded your warning about “klink”. 🙂
Great pics as always.
I don’t know what it is but the first pic just drew me in… 🙂
I think it’s the perspective. I just edited my post, because I forgot to mention that I live just behind that tree on the right. 🙂
People, people, everywhere!!
Lovely pics AD 😉
Thanks, 68. Love people watching. 🙂
Image sellers, inspire me.That there are people on vacation and there are people who have to work 😛
Thanks, PD. The world is made up of workers and shirkers. :
Love the beach vendor
She was completely hidden under all that lot. 🙂
Target practice? OUCH! 🙂
Fabulous group of photos, AD.
Hehehe. It was an absolute no-brainer, Gemma. 🙂
Excellent (and fun) series! Wow! that was *some* dress the woman had on. 🙂
Hahaha. It certainly was. How could I resist snapping it? 🙂
You HAD to snap it! heh heh
Thanks so much, Naomi. 🙂
I’d love to be one of those lifeguards 🙂
I bet you would, TA. Which of the two would you choose as your companion up there. 😆
Can’t I have both? 😛
The “Evil One” would be sure to disapprove, TA. 🙂
What she doesn’t know won’t hurt her 😉
It was to see the beaches and people, a slice of life in another country.
Thanks so much.Glad you enjoyed the tour. 🙂
What a lovely snapshot of people at leisure, and work at the beach. 🙂
So glad you enjoyed my sneaky shots. 🙂
Interesting! I agree about having difficulties to face them head on. I´m a sneaker as well…Think you got them nicely anyway.
Thanks very much. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
I love the two women…the one for target practice..definitely a LOL moment..and the one with the shovels just grabbed me 🙂
It seems we have the same naughty sense of humour, Suzanne. What an unfortunate choice of fabric pattern for such a large lady. 🙂
I really love your beach photograph my friend , what a great place to relax thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks, Jake. It’s always a pleasure to do your challenges. 🙂
Glad you were able to meet the challenge of the difficult beginning to your day. 😉
You’ve caught me at it again, Frank. 🙂 I’m making the most of it while we’re still here. Only two weeks to go now.
Then Florida sand here she comes.
We’ll have to see, but I may rather spend time by the lovely pools that we have at the club. 🙂
That lady with the buckets is so charming and what an amazing pier, very different from any I´ve ever seen! Lovely post, G 🙂
Thanks, Gianna. Yes the architecture of the pier is built around a whale-bone theme. It is lit up at night with bright blue lights which reflect off the ocean. Beautiful.
Happy to have walked with you along the beach. Love how the sky looks and the colorful women with the hats and buckets plus the target dress are delightful.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks, Francine. Glad you enjoyed our stroll together. 🙂
It’s a rough life in Africa! Great pics! Very bad of you to want to use the lady’s dress for target practice, although I’d still love to see the pics of that 😀
Very rough indeed. I think you’re as naughty as I am. 🙂
I like the lady with the shovels and buckets 😀
😆 She was a very colourful sight, Steve.
It was nice to come along on your walk and meet all these interesting people!
Thanks, Cathy. It would have been nice if you could have joined us. 🙂
Aww, thank you Sylvia! I would have thoroughly enjoyed it. 🙂
Just love that striped sky in 3 of your pics 😀
It really was a beautiful sky, Chris. 🙂
Looks like the life guard is on a life’s dream:)
Dead to the world. 🙂
It´s great to see a snapshot of your Sunday morning in Durban 🙂
Thanks, Marianne. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
Loved the bucket and spade shot!
The poor woman looked rather overloaded, but she certainly had it all worked out. 🙂
The napping lifeguard’s a bit of a worry.. Beautiful beach. Like you, I just can’t bring myself to take pictures of strangers head on.. crowds I’m cool with but the candid pics.. I’ll leave those to others.. 😉
Thanks, Cb. Luckily the other lifeguard looked wide awake. May be they take it in turns. 🙂