Christmas 1998 (Pleasure prompt 12 words)

For days on end grey skies obscured the sunshine as rain fell incessantly upon the veldt. From yonder the waters flowed, down the hills, gathering momentum which formed little streams that expanded into waterfalls before flowing towards the stagnant lagoon waters below.

As the streams merged it brought with it the debris that was floating upon its brown waters. Waves heaved in the flow as the raging torrent sped towards the sea.

There was no gentle waking from the volcanic noise that interrupted the silence of the night. The tide and the lagoon waters met in a titanic battle for the huge grey boulders that were deeply lodged within the sand of the lagoon.

In the early morning light we witnessed the strength of Nature’s fury! In strong contrast to the huge unearthed boulders that now lay in stacked heaps; the glitter of a tiny dewy spider web caught my eye. I could but wonder how such a delicate creation survived the same force that had relentlessly pelted the hillsides for 10 days.

It was Christmas morning when the rain finally lifted. Our little group emerged from their respective tents that served during the enforced watery hibernation.

Finally we would again have the pleasure to ignite our fire in the sand pit.
After a while we all huddled together around the warmth of the flames licking at our last few pieces of dry wood. Against the grey skies the children’s faces became aglow in the light of the flickering flames that warmed them. The excitement of the preceding days confirmed that this had become the most memorable holiday we had ever shared.

As it was Christmas 1998 at Lobansi Bay, (tinned) peaches and cream was on the menu!

Christmas 1998 (Pleasure prompt 12 words)

Betty Smith_Voce

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Pleasure Prompt challenge” by AnniG

– using the following 12 random prompts:
sunshine, morning, waking, pleasure, waves, fire, floating, yonder, volcanic, peaches, ignite, dewy, aglow, raging

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