Life on the Rocks


Sorry friends but time and location have prevented me from sitting quietly and diligently transcribing my recent experiences. It really has been quite a busy two weeks or so. I was in Zimbabwe initially for a symposium at my old university and then for a further few days with friends and family.

I then flew to Johannesburg where I stayed with some old friends of my parents from Zimbabwe, living now in Boksburg on the East Rand. We took a trip to Monateng private game reserve for 2 nights which was great. On our last evening we went on a game drive and saw a good number of different animals: impala (rooibok), nyala, eland, duiker, zebra, sable antelope, jackal, bush-babies and a number of different bird species. I will post some pictures/videos when I have the chance to upload further.

I came down to Durban on Friday last week. Durban is a place I have returned to periodically over the years and it holds many memories. I love the sea and the opportunity to go for a dip is never far from my mind. On the Sunday the weather started off grey and drizzly but as the day wore on it cleared up steadily. Here is a video from Willard Beach at Ballito a little north of Durban City. The tide had been out and was just beginning to turn. I am standing on some exposed rocks, a spectator to the swells and breakers pitching themselves against these very same rocks a dozen meters or so from where I stood. Glorious…