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Durban After Dark 2016

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Durban Bay

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The accompanying photo was taken on the grass embankment at Wilson’s Wharf Durban looking east towards the Royal Natal Yacht Club over the sand bank, which gets exposed at low tide. At low tide, and especially at sunrise, the exposed sand bank becomes a playground for pigeons and people; whether it be fishermen looking for cracker shrimps, fishing off the edge of the bank into the deep channel or young children running after crabs who are scurrying along the muddy surface. At high tide it is a known fact two most fishermen who have fished this area that Grunter and Stumpnose venture onto the covered sandbank to dig in the mud for cracker shrimp. Shoals of Mullet also swim lazily around away from the deep channel’s seeking some measure of safety. As a young lad, this area of Durban Bay was our playground. If we were not fishing or getting up to some other naughty tricks, then we were digging out clay from some of the banks and placing blobs on sticks to then launch missiles at each other.

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“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning” ~ J. B. Priestley

A summer sunrise in Durban (not this morning)

First Bridge

“The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn” ~ David Russell

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In my youth we would often fish on this river (Umgeni River Mouth / Blue Lagoon Durban). We named our locations by the bridges’ numerical order from the sea heading inland – this is 1st bridge just before the mouth.

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Moyo Pier

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