Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday rest

This is me, just chilling on a Sunday.. beautiful day in Durban at our home on Durban's Berea.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Turning 52 %&#@

Where do the years fly to? My 52nd birthday already? Took the day off work, had breakfast out with Llewellyn, lunch with my mate Matt Penny, dinner at my mom's house with Llewellyn, Kate-Lynn and Brad and then the next day went to the annual Mercury Wine Week at SunCoast with Llewellyn and Ian. Had a blast and am now in my 53rd year #$@&.

More pics here.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sardine run in Durban

July/August is sardine time along the east coast and this year a few shoals of the small fish beached in Durban. I didn't get to see them but Kate-Lynn was down there and saw this shark at uShaka Beach (no pun intended). They usually follow the shoals and bathing on the beaches is temporarily closed lest they mistake a bather for the food they are shovelling down over the sardine run.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cousin climbs Mt Elbrus in Russia

Having just got back from our Baltic cruise, including a night in St Petersburg, Russia, it was interesting to hear my cousin Michelle is presently climbing Mt Elbrus, the highest peak in Russia.

Says their team leader Sean.. " Elbrus is not technical in comparison to any of the other Seven Summits (7 continents he has climbed) but it does require an ability to cope with Russia’s extreme cold, the altitude and the horrific electric storms that are common in this geologically troubled region. The southern Caucasus is highly volcanic and Elbrus itself is a twin peaked volcano’. Elbrus is a dormant but not an extinct volcano.

Go for it Michelle!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Dinner with the family

No particular occassion but always nice to catch up  with the family from time to time.  Here's my aunt Ros and ob with mom's friend Jean. More pics if you click here.