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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Some other beach cottages.

While walking down to the beach at Port Edward I took some photos of other beach cottages. Most of these cottage are unoccupied for most of the year, the owners only come down for long weekends and holidays.


One of the largest "cottages" with a three car garage. 


A nice double storied cottage overlooking the beach. Between the houses and the beach is a wide space covered in coastal bush, the dunes then the beach. The open space and the dunes may not be developed.


Another very nice beach house.


A rather unimaginative name for one of the humbler cottages. 

The name reminded me of a famous South African race horse called "Sea Cottage" of the late 1960's or early 70's. This horse was virtually unbeatable, it was rated as the favourite  to win the Durban July handicap, one of the countries top races. A few days prior to the race someone shot the horse with a .22 caliber pistol in one of it's back legs, so it could not race. The national outrage had to be experienced to be believed, it would have been less of an outrage if the unkown shooter had shot the countries President.  Later a New Zealand race horse breeder bought the horse for what was back then an enormous amount.

2 comments:

Pumice said...

Somehow when I hear the term "sea cottage" I have something a bit smaller in mind. This is a side of your country that we never see in the news.

Grace and peace.

Jo said...

Phil, when I saw the wooden plaque with the name "Sea Cottage" on it, I immediately thought of that incredible horse that was shot just before the July Handicap. Then I saw you had posted about it. Amazing hey?