Happiness is a Beach (and a Rugby win).


My South African blog friend sidey, has a regular weekend challenge, and this week it’s ‘Happiness’.

This morning, we woke up to the mostΒ  amazing mid winter weather; blue sky, a slight breeze and a promise of 29C. This, combined with the fact that we had nothing else to do but wander down to the beach, was certainly a recipe for a very happy Saturday. I made a scrambled egg and bacon breakfast, and then we were off on our walk, down the steps and onto the beach.

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Which way to go was the question. This way towards the lighthouse?

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or this way towards Durban?

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My shadow said, “This way,” so we obeyed.

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Our next door neighbour’s son and his mates were really having fun out there in the waves,

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and a bit farther along, there was a morning meeting of the local seagull society. Way in the distance, you can see the Durban sports stadium which was built for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

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A brightly coloured AMS (Red Cross Air Mercy Service) helicopter flew overhead, and I wondered what its mission was, or whether it was just out for a joy ride.

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Our beach patrol guy was zooming along on his quad bike.

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We actually saw a few more people, but you could hardly call this a crowded beach, now could you?

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On our return, we popped in home for a cup of coffee and a chocolate brownie, and then collected the beach umbrella, a chair, a couple of towels and my kindle, and headed back down to sit in blissful solitude until lunchtime.

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Happiness is a beach, for sure.

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Of course, South African rugby fans would argue that happiness is our brilliant Springbok 42-10 win over Italy today in Durban. I saw their green and gold bus outside the Beverly Hills Hotel yesterday. Our boys only stay in the best hotel here, probably because they’re simply the best. πŸ™‚

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For more takes on sidey’s weekend theme, just click here.

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98 comments on “Happiness is a Beach (and a Rugby win).

  1. It’s always nice to have the beach “all to yourself.” And told you this before, but I LOVE DISNEY PRINCESS AND PRINCESSES!!

  2. Great pics of the seaside, AD. I would be lost without my Kindle too. Far less bulky than a book and I DON’T NEED MY GLASSES!

  3. I’m glad to have you back to happy memories, and also for appreciation to photos … to give them a way you can use the translator, don’t you think?

    This is for your visit in my home

    lr pictures I just saw I introduce in places unknown to me and that’s why I appreciate even more
    Some are truly spectacular
    Thank you
    a smile

  4. Happiness is indeed a beach AD πŸ˜‰
    Looks like you had a splendid day what with the crowded beach and all πŸ™‚

  5. How smashing to have a surprise spike in the temp during winter AD ! Sounds such a nice relaxed day . Beach stroll /coffee and brownie/ kindle ..
    whatcha reading ?? πŸ˜‰

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  7. This post made me happy as I read it, so I can only imagine how perfect it was in real life. You live in a beautiful part of the world…..and it seems not too crowded which is always good for my happiness πŸ™‚

  8. That beach of yours is one of the best in SA… as your photos show… as for those crowds… it must be hell finding a spot for your self…lololol…. yep our team played well,..

  9. It sounds like your winter weather is very similar to ours in the Aussie tropics. The beach looks absolutely beautiful – what an amazing life you lead πŸ˜€

    Go the Springboks! (except when they’re playing the Aussies) lol πŸ˜‰

  10. You are so right, happiness is a beach with 29 C in winter, pure bliss, I could live like that….. I shall rethink my retirement plan! thanks for showing us such happiness!

  11. Another Day in paradise, indeed. (The English are raving about the ‘great’ weather and I am still taking a hot water bottle to bed each night!)

  12. Beautiful photographs all. I really liked the umbrella shot too! Kathryn

  13. 29 degrees and its winter! It’s been nice today about 21 but I’m chilly now and wearing a sweatshirt! I love the perspective of the seagul photo πŸ™‚

  14. Lovely post! I would have chosen that way too! Thanks for taking us along on your morning beach walk. πŸ™‚ I’m feeling quite refreshed.

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