The Pulse KZN - Issue 54 (Autumn 2021 Edition)

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Autumn Edition 2021

Issue 54

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Poetic Licence........................... 31 Gag-A-While..............................40 Autostereogram....................... 69 Map Locations.......................... 92 Sports & Leisure....................... 86 Police & Emergency................ 88 Important & Services.............. 90

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Editor’s Note Autumn Edition 2021

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s we embark on leaving this summer heat and intense humidity and our weather becomes cooler, may each leaf that falls be a new note in the symphony of autumn for all of you in this next season. It has truly been a difficult past few months for many of you, with the tourism industry being the hardest hit of all. The very concept of difficult and hard times always seems to create inertia. People seem to freeze, and there are some of you right now that are scared and perhaps you are one of those scared people? You don’t know what to do, so you tend to do nothing or continue to do more of the things that weren’t working in the first place. Whatever it is I urge you right now to be one of those rare people who will choose not to quit. Yes you will face more challenges in 2021 but now is the time to gather your

strength back, rest, reset and begin again. May we also try to understand that the world is always exactly where it should be. Thank you to those of you who have continued to support this “little book, big beat” and to all our NEW contributor’s who have added value to this publication with their valued columns of content I thank you too. I am also a very proud Editor of this wonderful and vibrant “new look” which has been creatively compiled for me thanks to Gabi Hill from South Coast Direct who has done a superb revamp of this very much loved publication – keeping your business in your client’s pocket.

Love, Light & Gratitude

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Sandy Danckwerts Editor and Publisher

After 12 years experience in the newspaper, media and advertising industry, Sandy started her own advertising, media, brand & marketing business in 2014 called The Naartjie Tree. Sandy has been publishing The Pulse KZN Magazine since 2017 helping to promote all KZN and local South Coast businesses.

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Tide Tables APRIL 2021 DAY

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Nasreen Rasool Writer, editor & mum of three, with a bubbling affinity for the South Coast

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arm greetings to everyone in this little paradise we call the KZN South Coast. In recent months, we’ve sadly lost many loved ones, some of us have lost our jobs, and it’s easy to lose hope. In Mary Oliver’s poem “The Uses of Sorrow”, she reminds us that a box full of darkness can in time be seen as a gift. Grief is a natural process we must go through to come out stronger. Autumn in South Africa begins in late March, and we will soon see temperatures dropping, and leaves changing colour as we nudge closer to winter. Poets often write about the beauty and melancholy of autumn, as the bright greens turn to browns and golds. It may feel like sombre times, but autumn is also the harvest season, it’s about maturing, and it’s a time for transition and healing. With less sunshine, comes the absence of chlorophyll, and the leaves lose their green colour. The shades of orange and brown

Autumn Reading that were always there, become more visible at this time. Similarly, in the autumn of our lives, when we suffer loss, and as we mature, we discover new things about ourselves - feelings, or capabilities that were always there. Let’s take stock of the life lessons we’ve learned and precious time spent at home during lockdown. Take this time to regenerate and recoup before the cold season sets in. Autumn is also known as the Aurora season, characterised by clear evening skies, and great for stargazing. According to superstition, if you catch a falling leaf during autumn, good luck will come to you. You could say this sounds a bit loony, or you could go for it - hope, pray, wish, romanticise, dream, do all those whimsical things we are told not to do. You may just be surprised by an autumn miracle!

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Letters

to the editor If you’d like to contribute; we would love to hear from you! ABLUTIONS AGENDA & AGONY

HAPPY CHAPPY SOUTH COASTER

Dear Editor,

Dear Editor,

So we are all well aware that tourism has been hit hard in the last few months and yes the South Coast relies heavily on tourism to survive.

I refer to your Happy Chappy letter in your Autumn Edition 2020 where you had an avid reader commenting on the great cartoons of Lencel – I totally agree and I look forward to each of your delightful issues.

There are also many people who sit on the various Committees who push the tourism industry out there but have you honestly seen the beach ablutions?

The humour in your publication is great, as we are all so in need of laughter in our lives right now due to all this COVID upheaval. Humour helps us take back control and connect – two things we have lost in our fight against the pandemic.

I am sure many of your readers will agree that they are in a disgusting and unhealthy state of affairs. Is the upliftment and improvement of the ablution blocks not considered a high priority for tourism? Are we on the South Coast just a forgotten piece of the country that the Department of Health does not find it in their best health interests of the Community to perhaps visit the beaches and investigate?

Laughter is primarily a social vocalization that binds people together as well – more like a really powerful way to manage the unmanageable. I love your little mag – thank you for keeping it alive and going for so long. Another Happy Chappy, Pennington

Aunty Agony, Port Edward – KZN Thanks for the letters and keep up the correspondence. You are welcome to respond to any of the above using their “anon” name. Remember that we reserve the right to edit any letters due to space consideration.

Send your letters to: “I love those who can smile in trouble.” – Leonardo da Vinci

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sandy@thepulsekzn.co.za with your full name or “anon” if you prefer. Hate speech, politics or religion debates will not be accepted or tolerated.


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COVER FEATURE

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urnRun, in conjunction with Sheppie Round Table 83, will see participants, supported by a backup team, travel to Vander-

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distance is 1230kms, and this should take 30

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to his heart, due to the fact that a really great

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SOUTH AFRICAN TRIVIA What is South Africa’s nickname? Answer: Rainbow Nation Which South African won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984? Answer: Desmond Tutu Which six letter word is slang for an inhabitant or native of South Africa? Answer: Saffer What spice is usually sprinkled on top of a traditional dessert – ‘Melktert’? Answer: Cinnamon

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Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a Sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each - row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

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mark brewitt

Tournaments Officer, Shelly beach Ski Boat Club

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he summer gamefish season on the Lower South Coast, which usually coincides with the summer rainfall period and warm ocean temperatures has been very rewarding this year. The various estuary systems have regularly pushed out silted water creating the trademark “colour lines” where the dirty river water meets the warm blue ocean water. These areas are magnets for gamefish which feed on bait fish along these lines. There has been an abundance of Dorado for the offshore anglers not only on the colour lines on live and dead baits but also for the anglers on the deeper reefs such as Protea Banks pulling lipped lures and small skirted lures. In the mix have been skipjack tuna, some decent size yellowfin tuna (several fish in the 30kg class were caught recently), yellowtail and some decent bottom fish. With sea temperatures averaging between 25-27 degrees and with the abundance of bait on the reefs and pinnacles there have been numerous catches of smaller Black Marlin. Some boats had multiple marlin hooked per day. Nice to see most of the guys releasing these younger billfish to grow and provide sport in future. As the

Fishing Report water temperatures cool down moving into the autumn months we look forward to the return of the shoals of mackerel and massbunker that attract a popular KZN gamefish to our area - the king mackerel. Couta fishing will start to heat up from the middle of March and provide great sport to anglers using live bait, light tackle and wire traces. The main estuaries such as the Umtamvuna and Umzimkulu have generally been silted up but good fishing can still be had for perch, rock salmon and the odd kingfish using small crank baits and poppers along with light tackle. Best fishing is usually early morning and late afternoon, but in the dirty water fish have been known to feed throughout the day. Be sure to keep your valid angling licence on you (available at the Post Office) and remember to adhere to bag limit and size regulations. Catch and release wherever possible!

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Surfing

HEATHER CLARK

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e were blessed with a lovely, hot summer and with the crazy humidity that we experienced a splash in the ocean was just what one needed. Heading into Autumn though is always something to look forward too. The days become a bit cooler and there isn’t too much rain around which means the ocean stays nice and clean. Even better is the amazing, orange sunrises we are blessed with most mornings. We can now feel the freshness in the air when we head down for a dawnie (which

is when we surf at sunrise) and our late afternoon surfs also are sadly cut short with the sun setting earlier. Autumn does bring along its fair share of Easterly winds but we can hopefully expect more offshore and South Westerly winds which will guarantee some epic surf conditions for both advanced surfers and newbies wanting to learn. Talk about learning to surf, if you feel up to having some fun in the waves or fine tune your surfing style please give me a call and we’ll get you sorted. Please keep our beaches and ocean clean and leave only your footprints behind.

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Business Feature

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ecboard was established 10 years ago. In a very competitive space they have built a reputation for quality and service vital to their core customer base - cupboard contractors working in remote areas where completeness and quality of orders is vital. They are ideally your cut & edge specialist offering a variety of choice, using only the best quality materials at competitive pricing. Over the years they have added additional conveniences for their customers including hardware and wrap doors. TecBoard is essentially a ‘one stop shop’ for contractors. In 2021 they plan to further add to their range by introducing duco cupboard doors and panels as customers demand colours and finishes not available in traditional cupboard materials. DIY is also seen as an area for growth hence their recent introduction of flatpack bedroom cupboards which come complete with all hardware and easy to follow instructions. Soon they plan to expand the flatpack offering by adding a range of kitchen units specifically for the DIY enthusiast. With the same easy to follow instructions, the kitchen unit range will provide more homeowners an affordable option

for those all important kitchen upgrades which add value to any home. TecBoard follows strict quality control measures which ensures excellent workmanship on every order at all times. You can find them situated in Marburg – KZN South Coast. For more information or quotations please call them on 082 567 4355 or 084 250 0340. Email: tecboardsc@gmail.com or visit www.tecboard.co.za

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Things to learn about

South African

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iltong is a much loved South African snack that nobody can resist. We know it as the salty piece of dried meat that can keep our chompers occupied for hours. What we don’t know is that there are many healthy reasons why biltong is good for us. Biltong is a great source of iron and natural protein which is crucial for muscle growth as it restores our supply of amino acids.

But as with everything in life, biltong must be eaten in moderation. Because as the saying goes, too much of a good thing can kill you. It can cause weight gain, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

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Social Distancing means keeping a lion’s length apart between you and other people at all times.

6 feet

But don’t use an actual lion. Keep at least four elephant lengths between you and a lion.

40 - 50 feet

But don’t use an actual elephant either...

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Cooking for Fun

“If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with great chefs. And that’s exactly what I did” Gordon Ramsay

Your time spent in the kitchen can enhance your mood and promote your mental well-being. While cooking is clearly a means to satisfy the body’s need for food, it’s increasingly being recognized as a way of nurturing the mind. Spending some time in the kitchen can ease stress and restlessness, and enhance mindfulness. So find your confidence in the kitchen, perhaps grow your own ingredients and start eating fresh wholesome meals.  Cook your pasta in red wine to stain it a beautiful red colour and also infuse it with tons of flavour.  Freeze leftover wine or broth in an ice cube tray.  Extend the life of your banana’s by wrapping the stems.  Add baking soda / vinegar to the water when boiling eggs for easier egg shell removal  Grate cold butter for easier spreading  Get more juice from a lemon by microwaving it on high for around 20 seconds

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personality profile

Who is

Chef Daniel? Chef Daniel, a qualified Chef and who has 5 years experience in the hospitality industry is currently operating as a Personal Chef on the KZN South Coast. He specialises in seafood cuisine but not limited to and also other creative and delicious fine dining options with a difference and holds a South African passport as well as a Portuguese one. Treat yourself to a dining experience at your home or on the beach by calling Daniel 061 505 1518.

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quintin van Jaarsveld

Sports Talk backline and Curwin Bosch’s monster boot, which is bound to become an even greater trump card than it already is.

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he silver lining of the dark Covid-19 cloud on the sports front is it allowed South African rugby to escape the ever-eroding Super Rugby tournament and make the long-awaited move north. 2021 marks the dawn of an exciting rugby revolution, with South Africa’s “Big Four” being unleashed in the Rainbow Cup - kicking off on 17 April - before the PRO16 starts in the latter part of the year. The Bulls are best-suited to adapt to the more tactically-driven and physically demanding style of play on the heavier Northern Hemisphere fields. Jake White has made astute signings, which have already paid rich dividends in the form of a domestic double, and I expect them to lead the South African surge. The Sharks are also well positioned with a solid pack, excellent

With several Stormers stars likely to jump ship and the Lions still afflicted by their naïve nature, the transition will probably prove tougher for them, but new horizons and new rivalries will breathe much-needed new life into the game and will only bolster South African rugby, which had the short end of the Super Rugby stick in terms of travelling. At long last, the top four local franchises will have a level playing field. Let the games begin. Van Jaarsveld’s a Former MDDA-Sanlam SA Local Sports Journalist of the Year and three-time Vodacom KZN Sports Journalist of the Year. Formerly the Sports Editor at Fever Media Group, Deputy Editor at eHowzit, Editor at SARugby.com and Senior Staff Writer at Rugby365.com, he’s now a Freelance Sports Writer and the Marketing and Social Media Manager at Drone Gear.

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It isn’t always the easiest or most convenient option to visit a local business rather than a large national chain but there are plenty of ways you can help support your local economy and community. Perhaps opt for a Restaurant or Take-Away option that is locally owned. Perhaps purchase a birthday gift from a local gift shop or get your car serviced at a local mechanic. Always remember that local businesses are owned and operated by very often your neighbours or friends so they care about and are invested in the well-being of your community and its future. Remember to follow them on social media too and engage in their advertising posts to give them a wider audience and to recommend them where you see it necessary.

As you run errands today and pass by each chain, consider your choices, so the independents remain.

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bevis fairbrother

Poetic Licence By chance, I happened to go to the very school that perfected the sport … Grey College in Bloemfontein. With that family pedigree, one would have expected that I would have made the first team, if not Captain. I tried. I really did. Alas, the best I could do was be elected as the Captain of the school’s … chess team.

ust to kick off this column, let me introduce myself. As readers will see from the photograph, my family is rooted in the UK. The Scottish “git” in the kilt standing next to me – Ken Morris – is no relation. (Sorry, Ken. I couldn’t resist.)

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My next folly - Rooks Restaurant and Chess Café in St Mike’s. Sadly, nobody here knows a ‘rook’ from a ‘castle’. Hopefully that in-

Rugby being as popular as it is on the ‘SuipKus’, readers might be interested to know that both my grandfather and father went to the famous Rugby School in England. Yes, the one where William Web Ellis picked up a soccer ball and ran with it. Hence the birth of rugby.

Bevis Fairbrother - Journalist for 50 years, retired as Manager of the South Coast Herald. He worked for most of the country’s major newspapers and was General Manager of Caxton newspaper and magazine divisions before retiring to the South Coast.

troduction sets the scene for the next columns which will always aspire to give readers a giggle.

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Astro Speak Three things cannot be hidden: The Sun, The Moon, And the Truth

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strologically we have great news for March, April and May as all the planets are direct until 23rd May when Saturn goes retrograde, followed by Mercury on the 30th May. So with everything in alignment, we can look forward (whew!) to a fairly smooth few months ahead. Around 20th March you’ll feel more confident about stepping into your power. On the 26th Venus in Aries can cause sudden short tempers and a tendency to overspend, but this will be balanced by the Full Moon in Libra on the 28th, bringing balance and harmony.

April is an interesting month, with the Aries New Moon on the 12th being THE optimum time of the year to launch anything new. There will be numerous financial opportunities but this is a time to revise your personal goals and ensure that they are realistic. A tendency to hedonism and pleasure seeking may prevail. The Full Super Moon on the 27th may bring deeply buried emotions to the surface, so remember to respond to situations slowly rather than reacting spontaneously. The New Moon in Taurus on the 11th is a time to redec-

orate and sort out household affairs. Surgery at this time is not recommended. If you are planning expansion of any kind, wait until after the 8th of May. The Full Moon in Sagittarius on the 26th brings a spirit of adventure and is an enjoyable time for hanging out with friends and family, although be aware that Saturn is retrograde from the 23rd May, which will magnify karmic issues in the house Saturn falls in your chart. Mercury goes retrograde on the 30th May and now is the time to slow everything down and ride with the tide. Enjoy the relative calm of Autumn and prepare for Winter.

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AUTUMN GARDENING TIPS & IDEA’S

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he crisp morning air and longer nights is a sign that autumn has arrived in all its glory. To ensure a glorious winter and spring garden, there are many tasks to be performed in the garden and this is a busy time of year for gardening enthusiasts.

Contrary to belief, plants actually grow during winter, but adjust their objectives by using energy to establish roots instead of flowers, fruit or leaves. The soil temperature is still quite warm after the summer, therefore newly planted trees and shrubs can easily establish their roots. Where the soil temperature does not drop below freezing point, the roots will continue to grow throughout

the winter, despite the fact that they have few or no leaves at all. A wide variety of bulbs are now available in your favourite nursery or retailer. Bulbs require well-composted soil and lots of spare nutrition. There are a wide variety of seedlings available at this time of year. Petunias bloom in a huge array of colours and flower for months on end. They will thrive in the hottest and driest parts of your garden. Pansies and violets are reliable and versatile and will do well in full sun to semi shade. Plant them en masse for a cheerful display of colour.

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gag-a-while THE MAN & THE OSTRICH A man walks into the Spur with a full-grown ostrich behind him. The waitress asks for their orders. The man says, “A hamburger, chips and a coke,” and turns to the ostrich, “What’s yours?” “I’ll have the same,” says the ostrich. A short time later the waitress returns with the order. “That will be R88.90 please,” and the man reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change for payment. The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, “A hamburger, chips, and a coke.” The ostrich says, “I’ll have the same.” Again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change. This becomes routine until, the two enter again. “The usual?” asks the waitress. “No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato, and salad,” says the man. “Same,” says the ostrich. Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, “That will be R155.60.” Once again

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We at RE/MAX Coast & Country are extremely proud of our Team of agents, who throughout the really tough times of 2020, were able to continue making dreams come true for their clients. Through their efforts we recorded our best year ever and this says so much about the future of the South Coast. In excess of 340 transactions were recorded meaning many new homeowners are now part of the South Coast family. We will continue to promote our wonderful South Coast far and wide and being a part of the largest real estate company in Southern Africa it is indeed an opportunity for all. Our Top Achievers continue to lead our culture of Excellence in all we do.

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The South Coast Places to GO Things to DO People to SEE Enjoy your TRIP

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Let’s Explore #PIRATE HUMOUR

May your Anchor be tight, Your Cork be loose, Your Rum be spiced and your Compass be true… CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW

“Who do we ask for help when we don’t know which way to go? We ask a Map!” dora the explorer Scottburgh Caravan Park is “THE ONE ON THE BEACH” and only a 30 minutes drive south of Durban. This popular multi award winning seaside resort boasts 265 stands as well as self catering accommodation. The resort is security fenced and patrolled, and they pride themselves on their wheelchair friendly and spotless ablutions. Scottburgh beach boasts safe protective bathing with rock pools, shark nets, a large tidal pool, excellent surf and rock fishing spots, deep sea fishing charters and scuba diving options with a revamped and an operational SUPERTUBE too. Contact Scottburgh Caravan Park direct for their rates, specials and for more information www.scottburghcaravanpark.co.za Information Centre was established in 1963 and they offer a wide range of holiday accommodation, residential & commercial letting as well as body corporate management and property administration. You can also book your local tour of the KZN South Coast area through them as Louis Boshoff (owner) is a registered tour guide.

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“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too” Vincent Van Gogh

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a bit of history The town was founded in 1867 when marble was discovered near the Mzimkhulu River mouth, and is named after Sir Theophilus Shepstone of the Natal government of the 1880’s. William Bazley – one of the world’s first underwater demolition experts - built a harbour, and the first coaster entered the harbour on May 8, 1880.

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he Regular trade started up between Durban and Port Shepstone from May 1880 and the main exports consisted of marble slabs, sugar and lime. In 1882 Norwegian settlers were brought in to farm the surrounding area. Marine trade continued with the final advent of the much anticipated railway line in 1901 the harbour was used less and less. This railway line together with the ongoing sea wreckages saw the closure of the harbour and the start of the real Port Shepstone boom.

The original light beacon of yesteryear that warned look-outs was an ordinary ships masthead lantern that swayed atop a laddered structure since 1895. The present cast iron lighthouse was erected during 1906. Port Shepstone was declared a “full fiscal port” in 1893 and – after Durban – officially became the region’s second harbour. The lighthouse was retired of its duty in 1905.

Photo Credit: Vee Ramsayi

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Hibberdene was named after C. Maxwell-Hibberd, the former postmaster-general of Natal and is located at the mouth of the Mzimayi River and is considered the gateway to the Hibiscus Coast of KZN. This coastal town boosts a lagoon which is suitable for Ski Boat Launching.

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Southport Beach is only 8 kms north of Port Shepstone, and about 1.5 hours from the King Shaka International Airport in Durban

Valley Road, Southport

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Umzumbe > Southport > Seapark


“You can’t use an old map to explore a new world.”

Interesting

Albert Einstein

Confusions

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You can tune a guitar, but you can’t tuna fish, unless of course you play bass – pulse humour

1. Can you cry underwater? 2. Do fish ever get thirsty? 3. Why don’t birds fall off trees when they sleep? 4. Why is it called a building when it’s already built? 5. When they say dog food is new and improved, who tastes it? 6. If money doesn’t grow on trees why do banks have branches? 7. Why does round pizza come in a square box? 8. Why doesn’t glue stick to its bottle?

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Neil McKenzie – President & Founder of the Port Shepstone Country Club

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erry-Lee Jesson from Sunshine Yoga Studio in Umtentweni teaches 11 set classes of Yoga per week and also provides private tuition for special needs students. She began her yoga journey about fifteen years ago, after her first visit to The Buddhist Retreat Centre In Ixopo where she signed up for a Kundalini weekend and was blown away. She now has been a patron to this retreat centre for 14 years. Kerry-Lee who already was practicing in the fitness industry and having qualified at The Sports School In Switzerland and furthering her education with a 3 year diploma in Fitness and Nutrition the Health Fitness Professionals, and then The International Dance Exercise Association of USA continued her search for knowledge in both exercise and dance, whilst working as an Accountant and Hotelier in her family business (Venture Inn).

Attractions Her passion for Ashtanga has led her to explore Ayurveda and Ayurvedic medicine and healing, which has been instrumental in understanding the make up of the body and body types. Yin Yoga has become a popular class on offer at Sunshine Yoga and this practice works the fascia of the body, joints, ligaments and connective tissue as well as the joints and mobility of the while embracing the therapeutic benefits of a meditative mindful practice so needed in today’s stressful world. Various workshops and fun days are held regularly for her students and visitors alike. Yoga does wonders on the mind and correct breathing cleans all our cells of impurities and toxins. For more information or to sign up for yoga classes contact Kerry-Lee Jesson on 083 271 7439

Sunshine Yoga Studio and Meditation We offer a dynamic and invigorating style of yoga, which works on the mind, body & soul.

Visitors are Welcome

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golfers paradise

DID YOU

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The history of this gem of the South Coast dates back to 1912 when the first nine holes were laid out. Today the Port Shepstone Country Club stands tall as one of South Africa’s favourite golfing courses. A value for money affordable golf promotion – the Coastal Golf Membership is currently available for R790 per year with no hidden costs - www.pscc.co.za PORT SHEPSTONE COUNTRY CLUB (Left) Eddie Ringo – Men’s Golf Captain, (Middle) John Beekman – President PSCC and (Right) Jesse Verster – Golf Director

DID YOU

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“The more I practice, the luckier I get” gary player Gary Player has won 167 professional golf tournaments worldwide and is one of only five men to capture golf’s coveted career Grand Slam. He won nine major championships on the PGA Tour and nine major championships on the Senior Tour, and is the only player in history to complete the career Grand Slam on both tours. He has also designed nearly 400 golf courses worldwide.

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Manufacturing

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otoTank™ designs and manufactures water storage tanks for commercial and residential purposes. The need for a water storage tank varies and applies to many industries: storage of water for drinking, irrigation in agriculture, fire suppression, agricultural farming for both for plants and livestock, chemical manufacturing, food preparation as well as many other applications. Rototank strongly believe in sustainable living. Visit: www.rototank.co.za

Earth Day is an opportunity to celebrate our planet and environment. Plant something, Ride your bike, Buy re-usable bags, Use a refillable water bottle, Get produce from a local farmer’s market or spend some time outdoors this Earth Day.

Confucious

“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.”


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The Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve lies 21 km’s inland of Port Shepstone and is only a 2 hour drive from Durban.

oribi gorge


get lost in creativity

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Sandspit Bay in Port Shepstone – is a premier Kob & Shad fishing spot on the north bank of the Umzimkulu River Mouth

039 682 2479

port shepstone > oslo beach


The Mad Hatter: Have I gone mad?

Fiction & Fun

Alice: I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. “But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are!

FUN FACTS ABOUT ALICE IN WONDERLAND One of the world’s most influential novels was written by Lewis Carroll whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and was published on November 26th 1865. It has been classed as one of the world’s most influential novels. A sequel, Through the Looking-Glass was an equal success. Alice, the heroine is not blonde as illustrated. The original Alice was a brunette. Lewis Carroll suffered from a rare neurological disorder that causes strange hallucinations and affects the size of visual objects, which can make the sufferer feel bigger or smaller than they are – a huge theme of the book. The disease discovered by John Todd in 1955 was later named Alice in Wonderland Syndrome.

“I’m late, I’m late! For a very important date! No time to say ‘hello, goodbye,’ I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!” – The White Rabbit

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The Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club was established in 1974 by Mr Sonny Evans and the clubhouse was built in 1984.

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What’s News? Shelly Centre welcomes on board a new Centre Manager from 2021. Marie Sukkels, originally from Pietermaritzburg, joins the Management Centre and brings with her a wealth of experience in retail and marketing having managed the leasing division for Liberty Midlands Mall for just over 4 years. Shelly Centre’s #tintree initiative was a HUGE success over the Festive season. The community came together and donated non-perishable items, as well as school shoes and stationery to the Genesis Trust at the Norwegian Settlers Church. Thank you to everyone who supported this worthy campaign. Visit: www.shellycentre.co.za

#FACT

Two words for anyone who thinks cute shoes aren’t important … CINDERELLA & DOROTHY

“Happiness is not in money, but in shopping” Marilyn Munroe

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Uvongo takes its name from the iVungu River, so named by the Zulus for the sound of the winds rushing through its steep-sided gorges. It was initially the farm of T.C Lilliecrona who, being a surveyor, laid out the new town himself.

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Autosterogram

How to View AutoStereograms At first look stereogram is similar to nothing more but a tiled pattern, however, with a proper look you can discover amazing 3D image hidden inside. And it’s not just a play of imagination, the hidden image is very realistic. You will see exactly what was put in by a stereogram artist. Basically you need to unfocus your eyes and look through the stereogram. Picture becomes blurry and doubled and that exactly what we want. This will make pattern tiles to overlap each other and each eye will be seeing slightly different image. Disparency in views will make your brain see hidden 3D image. Some people who have problems with binolular vision most likely will not be able to see hidden image. Other vision issues such as nearsightedness and farsightedness will not affect much your ability to see stereograms. The

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Make sure you carry certified copies of your passport, ID and travel documents and remember not to openly display or wear expensive jewellery, camera’s and show other valuables which can attract unwarranted attention. Happy Holidays !!

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o matter where you’re headed on your next holiday here are some general guidelines and great safety tips to keep you safe at the shore. Keep an eye on those flags at the beaches and know their meaning. Some indicate strong surf and currents and others indicate that the beach is closed for various reasons. Check the weather out as well and avoid the beach if there is lightning. Ocean swimming is different from swimming in a pool or lake so bear this in mind and read up on information regarding rip currents. Stay sober and also avoid strange, dark, isolated and poorly illuminated area’s.

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Save Water

Fun in the Sun!

The South Coast region is a year-round destination, offering 9 warm summer months and 3 perfect winter months.

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Margate – a hugely popular holiday destination about 20 kms southwest of Port Shepstone.

margate > ramsgate


to Pray Bible Trivia & Facts Where did God give Moses the Ten Commandments? Answer: Mt. Sinai

you got this!

Who was the first king of Israel? Answer: Saul When Daniel prayed to God after it was not allowed, where was he thrown into? Answer: The Lion’s Den Who baptized Jesus? Answer: John the Baptist Before Jesus started preaching, what was his job? Answer: Carpenter Name the place where Jesus walked on water? Answer: Sea of Galilee

be present

How many disciples did Jesus choose? Answer: 12

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A lobster will have one claw that is larger than the other and this is because the larger of the two claws are used for crushing food (like clams and crabs), while the smaller claw tears the soft flesh of their food source. A lobster is a shellfish, not a fish but a crustacean.

Ramsgate - 7 km’s of a wonderful little village

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Brain teasers

 Question: I never ask questions, but always answered. What am I? Answer: A Doorbell  Question: I have no life, but I can die. What am I? Answer: A Battery

Pulse Puzzles

 Question: What is at the end of a Rainbow? Answer: W  Question: I do not have wings, but I can fly. I don’t have eyes, but I will cry. What am I? Answer: A Cloud

WHO AM I? DISNEY CHARACTERS  My best friend is a guppy – ARIEL

 I lost my glass slipper at midnight – CINDERELLA  I ran away when I was suppose to be King – SIMBA  I lived in the woods with 7 friends – SNOW WHITE

MOVIE QUOTES

Which movies did these quotes come from? “Mamma always said life is like a box of chocolates” – Answer: Forest Gump

“The world’s a puzzle; no need to make sense out of it” – Socrates ANSWER: 87 Just turn the picture upside down in your head

“Hush little baby, don’t you cry. When Peter gets home, I’m gonna punch him in the eyes” – Answer: 3 Men & A Baby

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Starfish are not fish. Neither are Jellyfish. Starfish don’t have a brain or blood.

fishy fact

In 1935 The Southbroom Hotel opened as a boarding house and in 1937 the hotel tidal pool (granny’s pool) was built. In 1961 the main beach tidal pool was built and in 1984 the Southbroom Hotel was demolished amidst great controversy that caused the land to remain vacant for many years. The admiralty is now built on the site.

southbroom > marina beach


Did you Know

is a South African tradition

Potjiekos has become ingrained in South African culture. Cooking up a potjie has evolved into a uniquely South African social happening, with a popularity only matched by the iconic South African braai. With the arrival of the first Dutch settlers in the Cape, came their tradition of cooking food in heavy cast iron pots. Cast iron pots were ideal for cooking food as they were able to retain heat well and only needed a few coals to keep the food simmering for hours. What makes Potjiekos so well loved is its ability to bring people together and there are really no rules in terms of ingredients as long as you follow the simple rules. Always remember never to stir a potjie it allows the flavours to stew without tampering and it is important to fry your spices before adding the meat as this brings out the flavour. Should anything go wrong... chutney can disguise almost any mistake.

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With the shaping of the golf course many trees were removed of which 85 % were successfully replanted.

The San Lameer 18 hole golf course was designed by Peter Matkovich and Dale Hayes.

san lameer > palm beach


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Glenmore Beach is the swimming and surfing bay in Munster and is flanked by two rivers – the Mkhandandlovu (Head of the Elephant) to the north, and the Itongasi River to the south which divides the area into two – Glenmore beach to the south and Munster to the north.

glenmore > leisure bay


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The Portuguese ship the Sao Joao was shipwrecked on rocks outside Port Edward in 1552 on its return journey from India when it was caught in a fatal storm killing 126 passengers including Princess Leonora de Sousa.

port edward


“The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn’t be a farmer” will rogers

Farm Fresh

Banana’s are one of the most consumed and cheapest fruits worldwide. Banana’s can help lower blood pressure and protect heart health due to their high potassium and low salt content. The inside of a banana peel can help relieve itching and inflammation to the skin and are excellent to soothe mosquito bites.

Did you know?

A monkey peels a banana upside down which is pinching the top and splitting the skin before peeling it down to reveal the fruit.

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“I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built myself one...” Ferdinand Porsche – Founder of Porsche

TOP DRIVING SAFETY TIPS

When you’re behind the wheel of a car – whether alone or with passengers – driving safely should always be your top concern. We’re more distracted than ever, so it is crucial to adhere to some basics of safe driving and practice them every time you’re on the road.  Always keep 100 % of your attention on your driving at all times – no multi-tasking and using electronic devices while driving.  Slow down. Speeding gives you less time to react and increases the severity of an accident.  Always beware of what other drivers around you are doing and expect the unexpected.  Adjust your seat, mirrors and climate controls before putting the car into gear  Pull over to eat or drink.  Always wear your seatbelt and drive sober and drug free

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finance

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TOP FINANCIAL TIPS

 Get PAID what you’re worth and SPEND less than you earn  Stick to a BUDGET

“It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep for it” – Robert Kiyosaki

Money Money Money a lWays sunny aB Ba

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 Pay off Credit Card DEBT  Contribute to a RETIREMENT PLAN  Have a SAVINGS PLAN in place  Make saving for your future a first priority and put away as much as you can  INVEST wisely


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sports & leisure

SKI BOAT CLUBS

Sunshine Yogo Studio Kerry-Lee Jesson............................................083 271 7439

BOWLING CLUBS

Hibberdene Bowing Club.................................039 699 3228 Mbango Bowling Club......................................039 682 6230 Port Edward Bowling Club...............................072 630 0446 PSCC Bowling Club.........................................039 695 0141 Southport Bowling Club...................................039 681 2288 The Bell Bowling Club.....................................039 695 0758 Riverside Blwling Club.....................................063 876 4736 Margate Bowling Club.....................................039 312 0351 Umtentweni Bowling Club................................039 695 0688 Umkomaas Bowling Club................................ 039 973 0911 Scottburgh Bowling Club.................................039 976 0001 Banners Rest Bowling Club.............................082 790 9491 Village Bowling Club........................................039 312 5704

COUNTRY CLUBS & GOLF

Margate Country Club.....................................039 317 2340 Southbroom Golf Club.....................................039 316 6026 Selborne Golf Club..........................................087 135 0559 Port Shepstone Country Club..........................039 695 0141 San Lameer Golf Club.....................................039 313 5141 Port Edward Country Club...............................064 829 6712 Wild Coast Sun Country Club..........................039 305 2799 Amanzimtoti Country Club............................... 031 902 1166 Scottburgh Country Club.................................039 976 2178 Scottburgh Golf Club.......................................039 976 0041 Umkomaas Golf Club......................................039 973 1042 Umdoni Park Golf Club....................................039 975 1615

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PSCC Squash Club.........................................039 695 0141

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Burry Stander Bike Park..................................079 493 7499 Louis Boshoff Off Road Bike Tours..................082 781 2491

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Top quality installations, the best quality products at the right price!

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Marlin Ski Boat Club........................................ 039 311 2811 Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club.............................039 315 1476 Ramsgate Ski Boat Club.................................039 315 6999 Umkomaas Ski Boat Club................................063 008 7891 Umzimkulu Ski Boat Club................................082 453 2554 Pennington Ski Boat Club................................083 289 6705

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POLICE & EMERGENCY

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Dr D D’Arcy......................................................039 695 0530

Hibberdene Pharmacy.....................................039 699 2510 Tweni Pharmacy..............................................039 695 0290

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Reception........................................................039 682 3031

Arthur Edwards................................................082 563 9817

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History is moving pretty quickly these days, and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts. Ian Fleming – James Bond 007

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IMPORTANT SERVICES SURF, SEA & FIRE RESCUE

NRSI - Port Edward.........................................082 990 5951 NSRI - Shelly Beach........................................082 990 5950 Protection Services..........................................039 682 5555 Sharks Board...................................................031 566 0400

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Emergencies....................................................083 222 6355 Emergencies....................................................083 222 6354

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Umtentweni Conservancy................................078 508 7290 Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife....................................033 845 1000 WESSA Wildlife...............................................031 201 3126

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Bruggemann & Norton.....................................039 682 2522

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MAP LOCATIONS SCOTTBURGH MAP Scottburgh Aesthetics & Dental, Number 89, 039 976 0221 Scottburgh Caravan Park, Number 24, 039 976 0291 HIBBERDENE MAP Donnee Spring Water, Number 48, 082 721 7929 Fifi’s Fresh Fish, Number 17, 039 699 2235 Remax Coast & Country, Number 29, 039 699 1036 UMZUMBE-SOUTHPORT-SEAPARK MAP Anerley Haven, Number 7, 039 681 2270 Fisherman’s Belly, No 3, 072 525 3233 Orca’s Pub & Grill, Number 28, 039 681 3647 Malboer Apparel, Number 69, 082 425 5422 PdH Properties, Number 16, 082 820 6963 Property Port, Number 45, 076 980 7576 RELC Construction, Number 33, 082 935 0492 Southport Swop Shop, Number 46, 064 882 6847 UMTENTWENI – PORT SHEPSTONE Auto Exec, Number 40, 039 682 7676 Amanzi Water, Number 20, 087 284 3623 Car Plates & Signs, Number 49, 039 682 0851 Curnow KZN, Number 74, 039 682 4246 Dr D de Beer, Number 50, 039 940 7794 Dr K Maharaj, Number 15, 039 682 2479 Enviro Gas & Cooling, Number 8, 082 752 3248 JB Licencing, Number 38, 039 695 1977 3rd Avenue Pub, Number 56, 039 695 0003 Momentum, Number 85, 039 682 6447 Port Shepstone Country Club, Number 43, 039 695 0140 South Coast Aesthetics & Dental, Number 35, 039 695 0530 Sunshine Yoga, Number 4, 083 271 7439 Tails Up, Number 30, 039 682 7098 Telepage, Number 36, 039 682 4580 The Property Circle, No 19, 084 695 1600 Umthunzi Hotel, Number 5, 039 695 0852 MARBURG MAP Industrial Supply Centre, Number 79, 039 685 5172 Rototank, Number 18, 039 685 7243 Tecboard, Number 26, 039 682 1706 Thula Moya, No 88, 076 330 2618 Qualchem & Firehouse, No 11, 083 775 7593 ORIBI GORGE MAP Wild 5 Adventures, Number 34, 082 566 7424

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PORT SHEPSTONE-OSLO MAP Beekman Group, No 14, 039 688 5000 Cookhouse Catering, Number 22, 039 684 0346 Hide ‘n Shade, Number 78, 039 682 6374 South Coast Hospice, Number 53, 039 682 3031 OSLO-SHELLY BEACH MAP Farm Food Factory, No 71, 039 004 0055 Getsea, No 10 – 076 758 2381 Gozone Water, No 37, 072 801 1733 Information Centre, No 80, 039 315 0265 Med-Evac, No 9, 039 695 0278 Malboer Apparel, Number 69, 082 425 5422 Security Superstore, Number 51, 039 315 0192 Shelly Centre, Number 70, 039 315 1304 Vector Signs, No 83, 039 315 6459 Windovert, No 12, 082 808 9750 ST MICHAELS-UVONGO MAP Autogate, No 52, 039 315 0928 Heather Clark, No 21, 082 437 7839 Malboer Apparel, Number 69, 082 425 5422 Mudita Studio, No 32, 082 969 5895 Tiago’s, No 87, 039 682 0810 Uvongo Music Shop, No 13, 039 315 6638 MANABA-MARGATE MAP Fathima’s, No 54, 039 317 3115 Froggy Pond Nursery, No 75, 039 312 1242 Margate Auto Electrical, No 39, 039 317 2758 Sebenza Garden Centre, No 31, 039 312 0378 MARGATE – RAMSGATE MAP Comfort Cool Aircons, No 42, 039 682 3799 Gradwell Letting, No 2, 039 315 6330 Ocean Sport, No 23, 039 3173903 Rengold, No 25, 039 312 0144 Village Nursery, No 44, 039 312 1284 RAMSGATE MAP Bills Best, No 90, 039 314 4837 The Lobster Pot, No 27, 039 314 9809 The Waffle House, No 1, 039 314 9424 SOUTHBROOM-MARINA BEACH MAP Marina Beach Letting, No 47, 039 313 0428 GLENMORE- LEISURE BAY MAP Malboer Apparel, Number 69, 082 425 5422 PORT EDWARD MAP Salt Therapy Accomm, Number 6, 082 922 4974


All About

Whales

Humpback Whales come past our coastline every winter from the end of May (Travelling North to Warmer Waters) to December on their way up to Equator feeding on tiny shrimp-like krill, plankton, and small fish. After August they start their homeward journey back to Antartica. Humpbacks migrate annually from summer feeding grounds near the poles to warmer winter breeding waters closer to the Equator. Females nurse their calves for almost a year, though it takes far longer than that for a Humpback whale to reach full adulthood. Calves do not stop growing until they are ten years old. Courtship rituals take place during the winter months. Females typically breed every two or three years, with the gestation period being 11 and half months. The peak months for birth are January, February, July, and August. These incredible creatures can live for up to 48 years. Humpbacks, known to be a friendly species, often interact with other cetacean species such as bottlenose dolphins. Humpback whales are known for their magical songs, which travel for great distances through the world’s oceans. These sequences of moans, howls, cries, and other noises are quite complex and often continue for hours on end. Scientists are studying these sounds to decipher their meaning. It is most likely that humpbacks sing to communicate with others and to attract potential mates.

#FACT

KINDNESS IS MAGIC – THE PULSE

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dolphin facts

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olphins are mammals known for their friendliness and there are over 40 species of dolphins with the most common being the Bottlenose dolphin. It is the nature of the dolphins to stick with their mothers for a long time before they leave their pack. Some stay with their mothers for 3 or even 8 years. Dolphins also have 2

stomachs – one is used for storage of food and the other is used for digestion. It has been proved by scientists that dolphins give themselves names. They also develop their own individual whistles and they recognize theirs and other dolphins’ names. Killer Whales belong to the dolphin family and reach up to a length of 30 feet. Although dolphins have teeth, they swallow food without chewing it.

“Just be yourself, there is no one better” – taylor swift

NEED HIGHRES

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Dolphins’ hearing system is so sophiscated and advanced that even a blind individual can survive and although dolphins have no sense of smell and no good sense of taste they use their noses to kill sharks.




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