KwaZulu Natal – Day 8

03 May

May 1st 2018

Dawn over the Buffalo River on our last morning here at Rorkes Drift.  Does the shape remind you of anything?

Buffalo River

On our way to Cathedral Peak, we stopped off at another battlefield, this time from the Boer War, the Spioenkop Battlefield, where it seems that tactics went awry and many young men, many of them teenagers,  were killed right there in the shallow trenches that they were able to dig and they lie where they fell. The futility of war again touched our hearts. 

How those parents must have grieved; this stone being the only one set by a young soldier’s family. I found this very moving.



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11 responses to “KwaZulu Natal – Day 8

  1. utesmile

    May 4, 2018 at 6:06 am

    Yes definitely England with the Cornwall, perfect shape!

  2. Heyjude

    May 3, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    Definitely England! And yes, war memorials are so very poignant.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 4, 2018 at 4:49 am

      That’s what we saw too! And…. with Cornwall, so often ignored by the weather forecasters! 🙂

      • Heyjude

        May 4, 2018 at 11:47 am

        Yes! They love to stand with their arms in front of the county, which stops at Plymouth it seems 😀

  3. pendantry

    May 3, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Your photo of Buffalo River looks to me like England.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 4, 2018 at 4:49 am

      Me too – somehow very pleasing from so far away. 🙂

  4. nrhatch

    May 3, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    It looks like a bust in profile . . . facing to the left.
    With a little goatee.
    Wearing a tiny monkey sized cap.

  5. -calvin

    May 3, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Futile, indeed. And yet dawns light bleeds eternal optimism.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 4, 2018 at 4:51 am

      Yes, dawn…. hope for the world in the constancy of the rising sun. Thank you for your uplifting thoughts. 🙂


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