In April we had a little time to get away for a few days… We decided to join a few friends and go camping at Sodwana Bay. It was only for a few days, but it was relaxing as ever! Me and he-who-thinks-he’s-boss kept ourselves busy by lazing on the beach… running up and down the dunes… swimming in the ocean… reading magazines under the umbrella… you get the idea…
Buzzing by trees on the way to Sodwana - Have adjusted the levels a little as the photo was taken through the car window.
Sodwana is the only place in South Africa where you are allowed with your vehicle on the beach. Personally, to me this spoils the feeling and atmosphere of the beach. Nevertheless, we had a fun time!!!
Jumping of dunes
Wind waves on sand
In front of the lens (Say what?)
Due credit for the photo above… it wasn’t me – – – but he-who-thinks-he’s-boss – – – (my other half actually takes very good Black&White photos!! Some of them will be popping up on my blog every now and again!!)
The trees grow in the direction the wind blows them
An impromptu decision to go on a one night getaway was quite a good one! We arrived at Mountain Sanctuary Park late last night. This park is nestled away from the hum-drum of everyday life in the city. This was a camping trip – – – not my favourite thing to do – – – and seeing that it was already dark when we arrived at our camping spot, I was very relieved that me and my boyfriend (who will be known from here on as ‘he-who-thinks-he’s-boss’) decided to pack a mattress and sleep in the back of the truck! No setting up tents or any of those hassles.
It was very very very V.E.R.Y windy, which made for an unpleasant atmosphere. In South Africa it is common to “braai” at get-togethers (or whenever you want to eat tasty meat with a great friends – hence fantastic atmosphere). I think a BBQ would be the american version of a braai – – – but I’m sure not nearly as fun!! 😉
A typical image of a braai.
Wind can't ruin an evening with good company!
This morning started of slow… the wind only subsided late morning, which changed our plans for the day a bit. The guys went for their usual mountain biking, while the girls went for a walk in the “wild” 🙂 . All in all… it was short, but it truly was sweet!!! 😀
Remains of the braai
Mountain biking always on the agenda
Birds of all kind can be found here - birdwatchers paradise!