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Whale Bone Pier 2015

“One of the great things about exploring is that sometimes, the discovery lies not in what you’re exploring, but what’s right next to it. Something you never would’ve known had you not explored in the first place. So while something may seem like a waste of time to explore, while the promise
of gain may be slim, it still might be worth it just because you never know” ~ Brian Kim
Whale Bone Pier 2015

I heard about 1.5 days too late that a seal had beached at Umhlanga – The FunShine Coast in front of The Beverly Hills Hotel. I raced down there but Mr Seal had already left on his journey.

Canon South Africa 6D from Orms, 24-105L, F11, 1/20 sec, ISO 640, handheld, Tues 5 May 2015 at 06:35 Umhlanga Pier

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— at Umhlanga Beach.

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“The award-winning Beverly Hills hotel, which is one of Tsogo Sun’s prestigious properties, opened her doors in 1964 and has since been considered one of Durban’s finest accommodation destinations by discerning travellers. Over the past 5 decades, the Beverly Hills hotel has been home to royalty, celebrities and captains of industry; the place where deals have been done and memories have been made. A pioneer in the area in 1964, the Beverly Hills hotel is located in uMhlanga and boasts uninterrupted views of the ocean. The hotel is perfect for romantic escapes, family holidays and business travel and offers an idyllic place for guests to unwind and enjoy the gracious and intuitive service it is so well-known for” ~ Tsogo Sun Hotels

Umhlanga Whale Bone Pier

I have promised myself that the next time I return to this location, I will not take photos of the pier. I always take photos of the pier.

The photos below are variations of the exact same photo.

Kindly choose the photo that you prefer – 1, 2, 3 or 4 and please say why.

whale bone pier 30-9 edit whale bone pier 3 (Large) whale bone pier 2 (Large) whale bone pier 1 (Large)

Why we love Durban: Umhlanga revisited 9

Umhlanga is a residential, commercial and resort town north of Durban on the coast of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

The first post in this series can be viewed here and the second post is accessible here. Other posts that followed can be found by searching this site.

Below are is another photo taken at around sunrise, looking out over the warm Indian Ocean, from a 2nd floor window at Holiday Inn Express. This is the “poster” version of a previously posted photo.

coastlands 2 poster (Large)

Why we love Durban: Umhlanga revisited 8

Umhlanga is a residential, commercial and resort town north of Durban on the coast of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

The first post in this series can be viewed here and the second post is accessible here. Other posts that followed can be found by searching this site.

Below are is another photo taken at around sunrise, looking out over the warm Indian Ocean, from a 2nd floor window at Holiday Inn Express. This is the “poster” version of a previously posted photo.

coastlands 3 poster (Large)

Why we love Durban: Umhlanga revisited 7

Umhlanga is a residential, commercial and resort town north of Durban on the coast of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

The first post in this series can be viewed here and the second post is accessible here. Other posts that followed can be found by searching this site.

Below are is another photo taken at around sunrise, looking out over the warm Indian Ocean, from a 2nd floor window at Holiday Inn Express.

coastlands 2 (Large)

Why we love Durban: Umhlanga revisited 6

Umhlanga is a residential, commercial and resort town north of Durban on the coast of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

The first post in this series can be viewed here and the second post is accessible here. Other posts that followed can be found by searching this site.

Below are is a photo taken at around sunrise, looking out over the warm Indian Ocean, from a 2nd floor window at Holiday Inn Express.

coastlands 3.tif (Large)

Why we love Durban: Umhlanga revisited 5

Umhlanga is a residential, commercial and resort town north of Durban on the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

The first post in this series can be viewed here. The second post is accessible here.

Below are two photos taken at around sunrise, looking out over the warm Indian Ocean.

Umhlanga final (4) Umhlanga final (3)