Any excuse to visit a friend – walk #1 . . .
Our first photowalk started off on the beach in Wilderness, a town along South Africa’s Garden Route.
This is the beach where miss Rosie is allowed to run with abandon, and to her heart’s content. Her delight was evident in the permanent grin she wore the whole time. I am very impressed by how disciplined Rosie is, coming as soon as Lisa whistles her back and standing still while her leash gets attached. You should really read more about Rosie on Lisa’s blog.
I was amazed to find the beach so sandy, with barely a rock in sight. Most of the “casual” beaches in my hometown are strewn with broken seashells, which makes for a rather awkward barefoot stroll. Something else I noticed were the stones, smooth from its tumble in the ocean no doubt, littering the beach. I don’t see many of these at home.
I didn’t see a lot of bird life while we were strolling. What I did see is something that might well have been a bird in a time before time, or even in a fantastical movie. What do you think?
Oh yes, we also saw this (below). I’m not sure if I should call it a creature – it obviously came from the sea, but I have no idea what it is.
The sun’s glare at this shore seemed particularly hard on the eyes and I was glad that I remembered to take my sunglasses with. The hue of the sky also seemed different from that at home.
There are massive dunes along this beach. It provided us with some welcomed shade as we continued our walk and later turned back. Even Rosie welcomed a rest before we tackled the steep dune that would take us back to Lisa’s car 🙂 Thank goodness for air-conditioned vehicles – that’s what I thought as we followed the road home on that autumn morning with the sun baking on our backs.
Thanks to a comment from Emily, I did a little more research on the thingy in the last photo and came across some links with information that might shed light on the subject. I’m still not able to say for sure what type of shark this belonged to though.