Moonrise Over the South Coast

Joe and I are in KwaZulu Natal Province, in an area called the South Coast. We’re staying in a drafty cabin less than a mile from the Indian Ocean. The South Coast is known for sunshine and humid heat, but for the last few days it’s been rainy and downright cold.

We’ve been busy the last few days, working and traveling and dealing with family issues. Today was particularly exhausting. Joe and I were so emotionally drained this evening that we could hardly speak during dinner.

Then we walked outside and saw the moon.

The moon was full two days ago, but it was hidden by clouds until tonight.

We drove straight to the beach.

The moonlight combined perfectly with light from the street lamp behind us.

Then we took a short stroll on the sand.

As Forrest Gump once said, ‘That’s all I have to say, about that.’

Special thanks to Joe for his invaluable photography advice and editing on this post.

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18 Comments

  • Reply Kathryn McCullough August 16, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Sounds like a stressful time, Heather. Hang in there, both of you! I’ll be thinking about you!
    Kathy

    • Reply 2summers August 16, 2011 at 7:55 am

      Thanks Kathy. We’re doing okay — just helping Joe’s elderly mother with some things, which is difficult. It’s good that we’re here though 🙂

  • Reply thirdeyemom August 16, 2011 at 4:05 am

    WOW! That last photo is unbelievable. I’ve never seen anything like it!

    • Reply 2summers August 16, 2011 at 7:42 am

      Thanks Nicole, I got kinda lucky with that one.

  • Reply tomorrowslices August 16, 2011 at 5:14 am

    KZN South Coast is beautiful – hope you and Joe have some time to unwind and enjoy it and that you can get a breather from some of the stressful issues. Your moonlight photos are incredible.

    • Reply 2summers August 16, 2011 at 7:52 am

      Thanks! We’re driving from here to PE tomorrow, with some stops along the way. So that should be fun 🙂

  • Reply miadidthis August 16, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I love this post. There is something about the ocean, that just makes you feel like you can breathe again, and forget about the stress, even for just a while. Good luck with your little dramas etc.

  • Reply Tara August 16, 2011 at 10:20 am

    The moon has been amazing, isnt it.. watching it almost always wipes out all my tiredness..
    It hailed here in joburg yday and light showers.. burrrrrr but a good change from dubai’s summer 🙂

    • Reply 2summers August 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      Moonrises, sunrises ans sunsets are just more beautiful here than in other places. Don’t know why.

  • Reply Slowvelder August 16, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Beautiful photos Heather. Hope all is well.

    • Reply 2summers August 16, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      Thanks Jackie. We’re hanging in there 🙂

  • Reply Sophia August 16, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    That final photo . . . wonderous! And just what’s needed after a hard day.

    • Reply 2summers August 16, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      Thanks Sophia. And the moon is beautiful again tonight!

  • Reply Yashik Nanan August 17, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Wow! those photos are magical! Made me really miss the South Coast! quite some drive though… to PE… enjoy the stops!

    • Reply 2summers August 17, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      Thanks Yashik. We made it to Hogsback today, in TEN hours. Exhausted now. Good night 🙂

  • Reply cashancountry August 18, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Hogback is a gem look up Starways Pottery, say howzit to Anton my mate!
    Remember, ” What is essential to the heart is invisible to the eye” The fox said that to the Little Prince!
    Fab drive through there, breathe the space and air.
    Chris

  • Reply Rebecca October 2, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Awesome photos! The first one looks more like a painting than a photo.

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