Earlier this month the boys decided one morning to go climb some dunes. The 2 year-old has never attempted this before, so it would be a great new experience for him too. We walked past some driftwood left by a previous storm.
The dunes start at this point and Boeta did not hang around, he wanted to try this out.
It is pretty steep. We climb it in a zig-zag motion/action. At the steepest angles you really struggle to go forward/upward, but with some support Boeta got to the top.
I carried my tripod up the dune as well and attempted some new shots from the top. Here are a few.
Boeta got a drink on top and while he investigated the new environment, I waited for a moments in which he stood still long enough for bracketed shots.
I saw a how the wind excavated the top of a dune and attempted to capture it, overlooking the ocean.
Unfortunately the wind also started to blow with strong enough gusts that the sand really bothered the little man, so we decided to walk back down to the beach. More photos of the rest of the walk later.
35 thoughts on “Climbing the dunes”
Well done Boeta. As adventurous as ever.
Thanks, within reason he is doing well.
Great shots. perspectives.
Love the colors
Everything is so crisp and clear
Hi Sheldon, thanks.
How is everything going
It’s always great to hear the little man is growing up
Well, mom’s home so the boys are not complaining. hehe.
3 are we
We are 3
Amazing photos and so much fun 🙂
Thanks yes, until the wind picked up. Less fun high on sand dunes, hehe.
What a great kid. He seems ready to take on the world, dunes and all. Gorgeous artful photography of the dunes, and I really love the photo of Boeta getting a drink. 🙂
He needed it after the climb. Gave me time to take a few shots.
My brain struggles to take in all that beauty. Just amazing!
Thanks Joey, wish we had more time to explore, but the wind got hold of us.
I love those shots from the top of the dunes!
Thanks, interesting shapes.
I especially love #4 from the top, where the sand is a beautiful light brown, with a very blue and cloud filled sky.
Thanks, that was one of the first ones I edited.
That Boeta is becoming quite the mountaineer, beautiful photo!
Thanks, he has good walking stamina now, which is great for a 2.5 year-old.
Wow, the clouds in the first two pictures from the top of the dunes look like out of a Van Gogh drawing – amazing!
Thanks, yes very dramatic clouds. Made for some nice shots.
Stunning photos and views!!
Thanks…sad we could not stay longer.
Thank you for the follow! I see you are in many adventures with your little boy. How fun!!
I am a retired preschool teacher and love the curiosity of little ones. Your pictures of your son capture that curiosity! The freedom of learning while exploring… What fun!
Thanks Nancy, yes we do a lot of exploring. The 3 of us took a near 4 km walk tonight. Not bad for a near 2 and half year-old. He loves exploring and walking/running.
The dunes – and the view from there – are really beautiful! I’m sure worth the climb.
Thanks, yes, I wanna do it again on a less windy day.
Nice images and the wee one is grownign quickly.
Doing really well I think. Thanks for the support. We appreciate it.