Homeward Bound 2

“Again the Ghost sped on, above the black and heaving sea — on, on — until, being far away, as he told Scrooge, from any shore, they lighted on a ship. They stood beside the helmsman at the wheel, the look-out in the bow, the officers who had the watch; dark, ghostly figures in their several stations; but every man among them hummed a Christmas tune, or had a Christmas thought, or spoke below his breath to his companion of some bygone Christmas Day, with homeward hopes belonging to it. And every man on board, waking or sleeping, good or bad, had had a kinder word for another on that day than on any day in the year; and had shared to some extent in its festivities; and had remembered those he cared for at a distance, and had known that they delighted to remember him.” ~ Charles Dickens

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I was a little late getting to Amapondo Backpackers / Amapondo IBackpackers for a sundowner last week as I stopped up the road towards Mthatha to take some snaps. The people, goats and cars were all homeward bound.

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Homeward Bound 1

“Again the Ghost sped on, above the black and heaving sea — on, on — until, being far away, as he told Scrooge, from any shore, they lighted on a ship. They stood beside the helmsman at the wheel, the look-out in the bow, the officers who had the watch; dark, ghostly figures in their several stations; but every man among them hummed a Christmas tune, or had a Christmas thought, or spoke below his breath to his companion of some bygone Christmas Day, with homeward hopes belonging to it. And every man on board, waking or sleeping, good or bad, had had a kinder word for another on that day than on any day in the year; and had shared to some extent in its festivities; and had remembered those he cared for at a distance, and had known that they delighted to remember him.” ~ Charles Dickens

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I was a little late getting to Amapondo Backpackers / Amapondo IBackpackers for a sundowner last week as I stopped up the road towards Mthatha to take some snaps. The people, goats and cars were all homeward bound.

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Port St John

The ache for home lives in all of us ~ 3

This is a follow-on of “The ache for home lives in all of us ~ 1“.

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned” ~ Maya Angelou

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An artist’s impression below:

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As I posted “The ache for home lives in all of us ~ 1” I saw that Steve McCurry, who I follow, had done a similar post called “Home Again”. Take a look at his lovely photos.

The ache for home lives in all of us ~ 2

This is a follow-on of “The ache for home lives in all of us ~ 1“.

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned” ~ Maya Angelou

“Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration”  ~Charles Dickens

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As I posted “The ache for home lives in all of us ~ 1” I saw that Steve McCurry, who I follow, had done a similar post called “Home Again”. He takes lovely photos and had clearly beaten me to the draw.

An artist’s impression below:

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The ache for home lives in all of us

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned” ~ Maya Angelou

Rossburgh and Seaview are residential areas situated alongside each other in Durban South Africa.

Some of the older houses are really interesting; basic brick or asbestos walls, and corrugated iron or tiled roofs.

They are mostly sturdy in construction and not surrounded by high walls and other security measures (barbed wire / electric fencing) like many other houses in Durban and other areas in South Africa.

Both areas draw persons from all walks of life and the atmosphere generally seems friendlier and more down-to-earth than most other places in Durban.

A wide selection of shopping geared for the thrifty consumer can be found in a small radius.

Whilst both areas may have fallen a little off the map, are dilapidated in places, I really love visiting to find a good purchase / deal, meet interesting people and relax – enjoy life in a slower lane; even if only for a few hours.

It’s not fancy; just simple with a taste of that “old-time goodness” that a lot of places have lost.

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“A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body” ~ Benjamin Franklin

An addition to the original post:

As I posted “The ache for home lives in all of us” I received an email (40 minutes prior) and noticed that Steve McCurry, who I follow, had done a similar post called “Home Again”.

He takes lovely photos and had clearly beaten me to the draw.