Tranquility Bay

Good Morning (afternoon) Durban!

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“Likeable leaders inspire trust and admiration through their actions, not just their words. Many leaders say integrity is important to them, but likeable leaders walk their talk by demonstrating integrity every day. Even a leader who oozes charm won’t be likeable if that charm isn’t backed by a solid foundation of integrity” ~ Gary Pike via Jim Rohn with permission

I went down to the Durban Yacht Mole before sunrise to get some Head of the Bay photos at Durban Rowing Club. Nola and Sean didn’t seem to be there so I missed out on a bacon / egg roll.

The Canon G3X camera with a 1″ sensor and 25X zoom snapped off over 150 photos, mostly of the sunrise which was OK but much better after sunrise for nearly an hour (a lesson in patience and assumptions: do not judge shooting conditions until it’s time to shoot). There were also no clouds before sunrise but the clouds moved in very quickly with the rising sun.

Canon G3X. Manual. Tripod. RAW. ISO640, 1/200 sec, F11.

Mother’s Day Sunrise

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved” ~ Erich Fromm

Mother's Day Sunrise 2015

Canon South Africa 6D from Orms, Canon EF 17–40mm lens F7.1, 1/60 sec, ISO 320, handheld, firing Yongnuo store flash from CameraStuff: on tripod off camera aiming at red yacht smile emoticon lol (having fun).

Explore, Dream & Discover

Good morning Durban – a National Geographic Magazine Top 10 Oceanfront City!

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” ~ Mark Twain

— at Royal Natal Yacht Club.

Spirit D’ Sulis

From the yacht’s website: “Our fleet boasts the “Spirit D’ Sulis” a luxury 5 berth Royal Cape catamaran, kitted out with an exclusive master suite and 2 double bed berth rooms, both with en suites. The luxury yacht for hire offers 2 single bunk bed berths, each with en suites. Let the Spirit D’ Sulis transport you to some of the finest sailing grounds and stunning places on the coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal. The capacity of this yacht for overnight stays is 10 passengers, however we accommodate up to a maximum of 20 people for cruises. Catamarans are the best vessel for our opulent charters, with plenty of space, stability and speed for your perfect sea holiday. Although the principles of sailing are the same for both catamarans and monohulls, the catamaran is reputed to be faster and more stable. The spacious outlay of the deck and cockpit, and cabin accommodation at the ends of the seemingly narrow hulls and large, ensures that the royal lounge provides all the comfort and privacy that you could possibly imagine. The Spirit d’Sulis luxury yacht offers an amazing abundance of open space, ideal for a variety of activities such as sitting, walking, playing, sunbathing and napping. It is an ideal choice for families with children and large groups.” ~ http://www.spiritdsulis.co.za/boats-yachts/ The Spirit of elan
Spirit D’ Sulis

After my mobile phone photo last week, a suggestion by Brian, the Canon South Africa Roadshow yesterday, and motivation by Lee Slabber, I gave the Canon EF 17–40mm lens a run this morning in the CBD and then at Wilson’s Wharf (not my usual seascapes). Bent building, oily water, no meaningful crop – but I love it.

Canon 6D from Orms, F9, 1/640 sec, ISO 100. Vertical pano stitch in PS.

— in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

I Survived

“I survived because the fire inside burned brighter than the fire around me. Waging war against good people is bad for the soul. This may not seem important to you now, but it’s the most important thing I’ve said. In a world filled with misery and uncertainty, it is a great comfort to know that, in the end, there is light in the darkness.” ~ Joshua Graham

The accompanying photo “I Survived” (with proof that there is light in the darkness 😉 ) was posted earlier than intended after I saw the JG quote last night (09 April 2015) on clarity.advising on Instagram.

Also, two friends especially enjoyed the JG and Lenny K quotes so I found one more apt JG quote, which I placed above and have included my all-time fave below:

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

I Survived

Canon South Africa 6D from Orms, 17-40mm L, F11, 6 sec, ISO 50

3 April 2015, 06:04, Point Yacht Club

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Pigeon Playground

“Don’t give up, You’re gonna see tomorrow. That you’ll be on your feet again. Sometimes the world’s gonna knock you over. But you will see who you are your friends. Come on, stand, up again. Come on, stand,
Stand, you’re gonna run again. Your faith and patience will be your soldiers. To guide you through your troubled times. Just put one foot in front of the other. The battles are inside your mind. You have the power to face your demons. No matter how they go on time. And rid yourself of your fear and weakness. So you can start to live your life. COME ON! stand, up again. Come on, stand, Stand, you’re gonna run again. COME ON! stand, up again. Come on, stand, Stand, you’re gonna run again. Pick up your will. And put on your face. If you need to, just take my hand. It’s time to demonstrate, don’t hesitate. Just get up and say: Yes, I can. Stand, up again. Come on, stand, Stand, you’re gonna run again. Stand, up again. Come on, stand, Stand, you’re gonna run again.” – Lenny Kravitz

Pigeon Playground