Have Your Pick Each Is Wide, White Sand To Walk
From St Lucia town within a kilometer one is able to visit Main Beach, Jabula Beach, Ndlovu Beach, Ingwe Beach or Estuary Beach, let's whip through a couple on one hell of a windy day!
Exploring these large expanses of beach even on an extremely windy day was rewarding to try photography being sand blasted.
Main Beach extreme long white beach waiting for you, being more popular with vendors along the hill at the top, we ventured over to look but did not stop for long knowing we had more to visit where we would have peace and quiet. Previous experience kicked in.
Ambled down to Jabula Beach no vendors or cars in the parking lot, a much better spot to get going.
Looking down the coast toward Maphelane Beach (when estuary mouth is closed you are able to walk this beach as well), high vegetated sand dune as your backdrop, clouds tumbling up over the Indian Ocean.
Northerly view up the beach toward Cape Vidal, wind making tracks lifting sand, whipping the mist of sea spray along the shoreline.
Another peak between the dunes in northerly direction showing dunes and sand spray. Birds battled the wind along the seafront this day being thrown hither and tither determined the continued to their destinations in the gale.
Back behind the dunes as one comes directly off the beach a lovely grass area with picnic sites and toilets available at all the beaches. Here the crows enjoying themselves cleaning the braai grid off for the next visitors it will be clean!
Some flowers at Ingwe Beach with red pods in between not sure which plants these are.
Photography and walking, turned into an eventful morning with everything on the move.
Having shared Estuary, Mission Rocks and Cape Vidal beaches in previous posts one last glimpse at the windswept dunes as we venture along to the next venue.
Smiling wryly one has to visit the beaches, take a walk or be blown along, whipped into a frenzy by wind that day, it shed some light on why this coast has taken a few ships over the years.
Thanks for joining me on the beaches of St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa where one can swim at your own peril, no lifeguards, still within the boundaries of the Wetlands Park so nature roams free, a happy Hippo may also pop over the dunes on an early morning wander.
#wednesdaywalk host @tattodjay in collaboration with #makemesmile hosted by @elizacheng
All photography using Canon Powershot SX730 HS.
Thought for Today: "The eyes that have seen the ocean cannot be satisfied by a mere lagoon." - African Proverb