Just Being

A view of the beautiful beach at Gordon's Bay. The blue sea lapping on white sand a few rocks in the foreground, trees and the mountains beyond. The sky is clear and very blue.

Nothing but a beautiful view of my favourite beach today.

A slow walk on the sand, tasting the salty air, the breeze brushing my skin. Strolling over warm silky grains, washed by gently breaking waves; picking up shells and peering in rock pools. Gazing out over the azure ocean, eyes resting on a ruby-sailed yacht. And later, sitting on a sun-warmed rock, waiting for the glowing golden orb to sink beneath distant Table Mountain in a sudden flare of scarlet.

Have a pleasant and peaceful weekend, wherever you are in the world.

Everybody needs a holiday!

Hippo, Moremi, Botswana

My response to Sadje’s What do you see? picture prompt on Monday, suggested to me that it might be nice for us all to hop on the tour bus and take a little virtual safari together to recharge our batteries. Also, my right shoulder is in particular need of a little rest from too much typing, so let’s just feast our eyes and listen to the sounds of nature….

Now you see me… Giraffes can disappear into the bush in a wink of an eye – this one was just outside Moremi Wildlife Park in Botswana – not all game is inside the Park!
Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa – yes, he was that close!
A rather splendid stork from a boat trip on the edge of the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Vervet Monkey ‘traffic warden’ outside our accommodation at the Island Safari Lodge, Maun, Botswana – is this why little monkey characters, Fingers and Toti appear in my novels?
Monitor lizard snapped on the way back from breakfast on the banks of the Thamalakane River in Maun, Botwana
Hippos on the Zambezi

Have a lovely peaceful weekend, my friends!