On boats and the beach

Well, today’s weather was just magnificent!! So we spent the day on St Michaels beach, and then went to Ramsgate this afternoon for waffles at The Waffle House.  And this morning, I didn’t take my camera because we knew it was going to be hectically busy on the beach… and I oh so regretted that decision!! There were such incredible photo opps today with Lifeguards being trained, a sangoma ritual on the beach and I took the kids on the pedal boats on the lagoon! Thankfully my iPhone is ok… but I would have LOVED my zoom lens today!

I also bought a wooden bowl made by this fellow who was peddling his stuff on the beach.  He lives in Zimbabwe, and makes them there.  He comes via bus every few months for a month…. with his bowls in boxes.  He said he was going back at the beginning of May, and he’s done well this time… he only has 40 bowls left to sell.  Our chat made me wonder how many bowls he brought down, and how much it must cost him for the trip from Mutare to JHB and then JHB to Margate.

Then this afternoon after having waffles at The Waffle House, we wandered to Ramsgate beach… to see what it was like… wow there were a lot of hawkers on the beach and this guy making sand sculptures… I wonder what his story was… he didn’t look like he originated from South Africa either…

Then we took a walk on the beach this evening, and I took my proper camera…

He did not want to look at me 🙂

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9 Responses to On boats and the beach

  1. Natasha Whiteley April 15, 2012 at 10:41 pm #


  2. Michelle April 16, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    Lovely photos, looks like you are all having an awesome holiday!

  3. Avril (Mom) April 16, 2012 at 6:42 am #

    Perfect !!! Making for wonderful memories!!

  4. Cheryl Becker April 16, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    Brings back memories of our holidays spent at St Michaels in our caravan. The Waffle House is a legend!!

  5. Tanya April 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    you have such a lovely family… and it looks like you are having an amazing time – you deserve it!

  6. cat@jugglingact April 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Love the pic of Lance and Bradley. Stunning. Looks like you are having an amazing holiday and I love the waffel house. The last time we were at the South Coast was over Easter and you could not get near to it. It is definetely on our list for June

  7. A Daft Scots Lass April 16, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Happy Times!

  8. Angel April 24, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    I love the one of Bradley & Lance’s feet.

  9. Marcia (123 blog) May 5, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    I love the one of Lance and Bradley – LOOOOOOVEEEE

    Such intimacy in the pic 🙂