There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
- Lord Byron
I’ve been missing the coast for a while now, haven’t been for several months. Miss the sand between my toes, watching the sun rise over a brilliantly turquoise sea, the waves washing up little treasures to sketch… I love just sitting on the rocks, the breeze in my hair, the crabs scurrying around before the tide comes in again.
The beaches in Ballito, on the North Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, stretch flat and smooth for long distances, ideal for long walks, and some stretches have lots of rocks, offering a place to sit and ponder, but way up the North Coast, at St. Lucia, the beaches are wild and undulating, covered with vegetation. The Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles breed in these waters and lay their eggs on these shores.
The original is from memory – watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm – 12″ × 8″8th August 2010 – FEATURED in Going Coastal
From my series Beach Images