Sure I haven’t paddled in decades and hadn’t been back to the club most of that time, but when I did go back in 2015 and 2016 they welcomed me back like old times (or old timers!).
Recently some members posted a few photos of the club and surrounds, emphasising what a special place we have on the right bank of the Umgeni near Blue Lagoon where it enters the Indian Ocean.
On top of this, we run the best canoe marathon – The Umko! What a lucky club.
Let’s go fishing Dad – at Blue Lagoon. Just till 7pm.
As we were leaving the plaintive ‘flat battery’ cry of the Water Thick-knee (Dikkop) sounded from across the lagoon . .
again, thank you xeno-canto.org for bird sounds
A week later the fishing bug is still strong! This time Tom goes to Doonside rocks with Ryan.
They chose the spot and Tom was surprised when I showed him it was directly below Aitch’s Mom Iona’s last place of abode: The Mooi Hawens frail care home.