Friendly Friday Challenge: Whilst Walking

I would like to add my photos of a few years ago, buth they were taken whilst walking. I was priviledged to grow up, having a holiday house at Arniston. In Afrikaans the little sea town is known as Waenhuiskrans (meaning cave in which a wagon can turn). The sea however, is not a friend of coast lines. I had to mark the short walk way that was built because the sea had exposed the rock which made walking from the steps onto the sandy beach difficult. However, just a few months later a severe winter storm just lifted a slab of cement and moved it away. Just look in photo 2.

our house is the red roofed house slightly left. It was sold a few years later.
cement blok moved.

My sister, my youngest brother and I went for a long walk on the sand. This the view awaiting us on the return.

my beloved sister and best friend walking on the pristine beach

Erotion uncovered these million of years old worm pipes. The one at the top was still beautifully preserved. It was uncovered because the coastline is slowly being de-sanded, if there is a word like that, otherwise I just made it. The slow shifting of sand has stopped because of increasing population.

During our walk, we came upon the exposed wreck of the Arniston. The ship sank near the resort in the 1800s. The town has become known as Arniston when English speaking people started inhabiting the area. Today it is the only town in South-Africa with 2 official names – one English and one Afrikaans.

Published by appeltjie

Ek is 'n mamma, 'n juffrou, 'n geliefde. Om woorde te gebruik om kreatief te wees, is 'n nuutjie. Maar wat 'n fees.

16 thoughts on “Friendly Friday Challenge: Whilst Walking

  1. My Oom-hulle het na ‘n week opgepak en huis toe gegaan; diy het iets allervreesliks gestink. Toe die kar klaar gepak is, gaan haal hy die visstokke rn voel-voel die geut met sy vingers – en ontfrk ‘n houermet “beleë” rooi-aas!

    (Die dak was laag en hy was byna sewe voet lank)

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      1. vars rooi-aas kan nogal aangenaam wees; dit het ‘n vars see-reuk. maar na ‘n week vlug die vlieë en varke almal

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    1. Ai tog, en my Pa het nie geweet hoekom my Ma nie wou he dat hy sy rooi-aas in die vrieskas tussen ons kos stoor nie. Dit is mos koud daar, was sy verweer. Hy het hierdie rondte elke jaar verloor.

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      1. Min mense weet dat baie van daardie heerlike vars seereuk wat mens kry as jy daar woon, eintlik van vars rooi-aas af kom. Seg een wat lank langs die see gewoon het.

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    1. No it is not. Remember the big earthquake that shook the pacific islands a few years ago at Christmas? The backlash had a bad effect on the coastline here and towards StruisBay.

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  2. Ons het nie meer n strandhuis op Waenhuiskrans nie, maar wanneer ons daar was, het ons elke ‘nook and cranny’ verken, gestap, draairoomys geeet en tee op die muurtjie bo die strand gedrink, sandduine uitgeklim, kerk bygewoon en die grot besoek. Maar ek en my dogter gesels onlangs en besef dat om te keer dat n mens spyt is oor n besluit, moet jy die dinge rondom jou BELEEF terwyl dit nog joune is. Dan kan jy nooit die herinneringe en ‘muscle memory’ verloor nie, selfs al het jy nie meer die plekkie nie. Dit geld vir besittings, verhoudings, huise, vriende ……..

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