Jake’s Sunday Post theme this week is, “My Favourite Spot,” and we are invited to share with other bloggers, somewhere that is special to us; some place where we feel comfortable and content to be.
As some of you know by now, I live next to the Indian Ocean along the east coast of South Africa. The beach is almost on my doorstep, and quite literally too, as I quite often have to sweep the sand from my patio, after we’ve had windy weather.
Walking either on, or next to the beach is a favourite recreation, and hubby and I often do this. There’s always something to catch my eye, and a never-ending parade of ships waiting their turn for the harbour in Durban.
Most of the time, the beach is almost deserted, except for a few fishermen, and the odd beachcomber.
When I’m away in Florida, I really miss this familiar sight.
I love to walk out along the beautiful new pier.
There are lovely mosaics set into the concrete, each one different from the next.
Right at the end of the pier, is a grating, through which one can watch the waves as they crash onto the rocks beneath.
Another kilometer further down the promenade, and you will come to the edge of the nature reserve, where if you’re lucky, vervet monkeys can be seen playing in the trees.
When the day is really hot and sunny, this shady stretch of path is my favourite part of the walk.
Sometimes my legs are feeling tired and I’m dying for a cup of tea, but I know that by the time I get to this point, I’m over half way home. 🙂
This morning, we went to my favourite spot in the mall for a bite to eat,
and tomorrow we’ll be off up the hill to my favourite place for Sunday lunch. My sister’s dog Dingo, will be sure to come out to greet us.
I hope you’re all having a splendid weekend doing some of your favourite things at your favourite spots.
For links to more interpretations of Jake’s theme, just click here.
My kind of favourite spot, Ad.
Great shots of the beach… I love your collection of photos. 😉
Thanks, Elizabeth. This is a really lovely part of South Africa. 🙂
Something to look forward to when you come back home to SA, right?
Your favorite spot is my second favorite spot. I would make it my first except that I have to drive 10 minutes to arrive there. Regardless, the beach is one place you can sit and feel such peace. All of your other photo’s are great, too. The vervet monkey is so cute. He is sitting up there like he was waiting for you to come by and take his picture. Very n ice ….!!!!!
Thanks, Izzy. I was lucky to get the vervet pic. They are usually very elusive, and can move like lightning. 🙂
@Adin, indeed they are very beautiful mosaics. You have wonderful photos collection. Thanks a lot for visiting and stopping by. Regards
Thank you, Dellaanna. The designs are lovely, aren’t they? 🙂
Your beach looks a lot like some of our beaches in Australia…..lovely.
Thanks, Debra. I’ve never had a beach holiday in Australia. 🙂
That new pier looks great, have not been to Durban for a very long time!
I haven’t been to the Cape for ages, it seems. You would see some big changes here in Umhlanga. Time for another visit. 🙂
Beautiful walk 🙂
Yes it is, Roly. I’ll miss it when we leave next week.
Lovely indeed! 🙂
Thanks, ioanna. Glad you liked it. 🙂
i love your beach photos!
“Liked” them all. ♥
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. 🙂
You are so lucky for living close to the beach, that’s amazing!
Nice shots!! I specially liked the first one!
Have a great week!
Thanks, Pablo. Hope your week is a great one too. 🙂
I can see why you love this…it has so much to offer.
Yes, it does, Jo. It’s a very pleasant spot indeed. 🙂
Thanks so much, Stefan. 🙂
You have quite a beautiful favourite spot AD 😉
I’ve been wondering what mine is, and I have one, I think, but it’s just my mundane home 😉
And there’s no way I’ll be showing pics of my house – it;s in a constant state of disrepair!!
Thanks, 68. It is lovely here. I’m sure your home is your castle. 🙂
Gorgeous spots! I can see why they are your favorites. Dingo is too cute!
Thanks, Angelia. Yes, Dingo is a really sweet doggie. 🙂
No wonder it’s a your favourite spot. Beautiful.
Thanks, Tilly. 🙂
It’s easy to see why this is a favorite spot. Beautiful. But most anyplace on the water works for me. Lovely post. Thanks.
Thanks, Ron. Agree with you about the water. From next month I’ll be by the lake, not the sea. 🙂
Thanks for sharing and how lucky are you!
Your welcome. 🙂 Yes, I am very lucky indeed.
A really beautiful place to be.
Thanks, Colline. 🙂
Neat pics, I thought this was for Sunday Stills since you left a comment on the page, I’ll check back later..:-)
Thanks for the visit, Ed. Sorry to disappoint you. 🙂
Lovely favourite place ad 🙂
Thanks, Hopestar. 🙂 Hugs to you too.
I haven’t been down since the new pier was built. A stark reminder that it’s about time for a visit. Great photos and great “favourite places”.
Thanks so much. Definitely time for another visit. You’ll be pleasantly surprised. 🙂
Permanent vacation life AD 😀
Can’t be bad. 🙂
Love your favorite spot. Everything so close to the sea…even a doorstep away….and a few more walks, another adventure with nature and wildlife begins. Beautiful!
Thanks so much. Being by the sea is just wonderful. We have a lovely spot here. 🙂
The sight of my bit of the sea is my favorite spot! Enjoy lunch AD 🙂
Thanks, Tandy. It will be our last Sunday lunch together before we leave.
How can you stand to leave this place to go to Florida?
I’m beginning to wonder, Gunta, but we have our reasons. It’s all about not having all our eggs in one basket. I also love our life in Florida. 🙂
My family moved from Boston to Safety Harbor (near Tampa). The humidity about killed me whenever I went to visit. Had to check on things when mom started to get dementia, so I had to be there in summer a few times. That was especially hard to take.
The humidity here is very high in summer too. At the moment we get the best of both worlds, by missing out on summer in both places. 🙂
omg! let me be there!
😆 Thanks, Yisha.
sure looks serene and relaxing.. lovely photos!
Thank so much, starlight. 🙂
What a great favorite spot! Thanks for taking us along with you on your walk! 🙂
Thanks, Cathy. Glad you enjoyed our walk again. 🙂
The beach is almost on your doorstep is a paradise, AD! Thank you for sharing your favorite spot! Love these pics. 🙂
Yes it is, Amy. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed. Have a lovely Sunday.
Isn’t it amazing how some of our favorite places are a stone”s throw away. Beautiful spot.
This is very true, Thanks, Lynne. 🙂
One photo better than the next. 🙂
Thanks, Gemma. 🙂
Being beside the ocean is my favourite spot. I absolutely love it and you’re very lucky living so close. You really do live in paradise 😀
Yes, I know I’m very lucky, Dianne. 🙂
What a wonderful Sunday! I enjoyed this, thanks. 🙂
A coffee at the Food Emporium sounds like a great idea too!
Thanks for visiting, Phil. They certainly do make great coffee, and their pizzas are yummy. 🙂
Excellent post for this week theme wow ,thanks for sharing my friend 🙂
Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Jake. 🙂
Such a lovely place that you’re able to enjoy. You truly are fortunate.
Thanks, Bella. I am fortunate indeed. 🙂
Great photos of a choice spot, ad!
Thanks, Naomi. 🙂
Wonderful entry! To be right next to the sea would be amazing! 🙂
Thanks, Nicole. Yes it’s a lovely place to be. 🙂
I can see why favorite, yea.
Thanks, newsy. I’m sure you wouldn’t swap your mountain though. 🙂
I love the beach and the mosiacs 🙂
Thanks so much. So do I. 🙂
I can’t fully say I envy you, but that’s what I was browsing this. What a convenience exploring beauties just right outside your doorstep. I can’t pick my favorite, all is mighty awesome.
Thanks for your lovely comment as always, Rommel. 🙂
worlds apart but strangely connected through a beach and a lighthouse
Ah yes, the lighthouse. 🙂 Love being so close to it.
You’ve got lots of great spots there AD 🙂
Certainly have, TA. 🙂
No wonder these are your favourite spots, AD – they would be mine if I lived in Durban, too!
Thanks so much, Marianne. 🙂
A very rewarding spot! I’m not so sure what my favorite spot is,I must reflect on that subject…hope your weekend is going great!
Yes, maybe you should do some of these photo challenges, Steve. 🙂
It looks like a lovely relaxed place to be, no wonder it’s your favourite 🙂
Thanks, Gilly. 🙂
Lucky you. You never really have to take off for a summer vacation – you’re already there. Nice series of “hometown” photos. Enjoyed it.
Thanks so much. We’re never here for summer. It gets too hot and humid. 🙂
I can see why this is a favourite spot! 🙂
Thanks, Cb. It is really lovely here. 🙂