Last day in Margate - cold and blustery
Trip Start Mar 14, 2006
241Trip End Mar 15, 2007
I spent quite a lot of time watching the weaver birds build their nests. They are really quite amazingly. Now in the realm of inviting the lady birds to join them and there is a lot of active wing display going on. Still putting the finishing touches on their nests I think, including cinching them up higher onto the branches.
Unfortunately my cousin's mother had a migraine and was resting in her bed. After a lunch of bits and pieces of leftovers, she encouraged her friend and me to go out and see things as this was to be my last day in Margate.
It was a nasty blowy, rainy day and we went out down the coast a bit where I was able to get some photos of the beaches, the sea, waves, people bundled up against the cold, etc. I don't think I saw the beaches at their best, unfortunately. It was grey and the sand was as well. I thought that some of the light blue waves with spume drifting off them were quite impressive especially against the backdrop of the reddish rocks and greeny brush; however, she told me usually waves were a lot larger. Further along the beach I saw one of the photos I was looking for - a river coming down to the sea with a dune like bit of sand between the river and the sea.
After I watched the TV news with my cousin's Mom then, sadly, took my leave of her. It has been a nice visit and I am glad to have met her.
I asked the night matron to have someone wake me at 5 so I could catch the Margate Mini Coach to Durban airport.