Make Hay whilst the Sun Shines ...

In May we had 876mm of rain (34.5inches) which has been hectic but this last weekend was glorious and the forecast going forward is for sunshine and clear skies. They say make hay whilst the sun shines ( which is code for come visit us) and we are amazed at how grass that was brown and burnt 21 days ago can green up and grow three feet in as many weeks; that's half an inch a day!

Grass as high as an elephant's eye

Grass as high as an elephant's eye

The local golf course has enjoyed the rain and Arty and Cheryl - both keen golfers - enjoyed a good month's play:  Arty winning club nite with a net par round and Cheryl the monthly mug doing the same. We have extra golf clubs at Sand Island and can arrange a discount on the green fees; the course is well laid out with established trees which play host to resident troops of Vervet, Sykes and Colobus monkeys; it's a must-play course for golfers staying with us.

A turtle nest hatched early on Thursday morning last week - much to the excitement of our guests - and the same night a mama made a new nest and laid 120 eggs. With twelve nests now on our stretch of beach, hatchings will be a common occurrence throughout June, July and August.

If you feel the need to get away from the chaos of the election frenzy and instead witness those hatchings, Sand Island Beach is the place to hang over the next few months.

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Blood Lilies, Scadoxus multiflorus, variously called Powderpuff or Football Lilies, pop up post rains

Blood Lilies, Scadoxus multiflorus, variously called Powderpuff or Football Lilies, pop up post rains