September 6, 2011-This Morning the Fog Rolled In
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Wings in the Zululand Fog
This morning I woke to find that for the first time since we’ve been in Africa a heavy fog had rolled into Zululand.
The air was still and damp and thick with the fog and the boats in the marina and the trees ashore were just grey silhouettes.
It reminded me of Seattle or the California or Oregon coasts and it felt like home.
I loved it.
I filled a cup with hot Zanzibar and grabbed the Nikon and went out for a walk in the fog.
The boatyard was silent, the guard asleep, and even the birds had their heads tucked under their wings. My feet crunched in the pine needles but otherwise there wasn’t a sound.
I didn’t find a lot to shoot but I enjoyed my little walkabout. I got back to Wings and Judy was still snug in her bed. I made another pot of coffee.
At 11:00 AM the sun burned off the fog and then the day was still and warm.
By mid afternoon a sea breeze came up and the flags were flying.
We haven’t had weather here like this before.
Africa continues to surprise us.
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Fred & Judy, SV Wings, Richards Bay, South Africa