A beautiful day, blue skies, no wind, the Boardwalk casino reflecting in the lake. How can one not want to take a photo of this?
The day before the president announced that all beaches and rivers will be closed under the adjusted level 3 regulations, we spent the day in the Addo Elephant National Park. After coming out the south gate we took a drive around Cannonville and watched the holiday makers enjoy the river and shoreline. It makes you … Continue reading Weekend fun on the Sundays River
Towards the end of 2020 the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality's tourism department set up two selfie frames, one at Shark Rock Pier and the other at the Donkin Reserve. A walk and ice cream on the beachfront led us to the pier and Miggie could not wait to get onto the frame to have her … Continue reading Shark Rock Pier selfie frame
A couple of days ago we joined a group of fellow Geocachers to solve a puzzle on the Blue Horizon Bay road. While we were busy figuring out the problem, my daughter Miggie made herself comfortable in a camp chair to watch the sunset. She snapped this picture of the sun setting behind the windfarm.
If you have ever been to Nieu-Bethesda in the Eastern Cape's Karoo Heartland, you would have dropped down the winding pass towards the village and noticed the typical Karoo koppie on the other side of the valley below. Did you wonder what it's called? In case you did, it's called De Toren, translated to English … Continue reading De Toren on the way to Nieu-Bethesda
So the beaches have been closed by our brilliant government leaving the kids to looking longingly at the Covid infected sandy areas from the safety bubble of the walk literally meters away. At least they could enjoy the sunset and the view at dusk and weren't chased away by the brave police force taking their … Continue reading Longing for the beach at dusk
Yesterday late afternoon we took a drive out to Blue Horizon Bay to do a little Geocaching and this is the view of Lady's Slipper mountain from the road once you are off the N2 and heading up the hill.
The top of Pollok Beach, spelled without a "c", with the lollipop beacon in the background. Pollok Beach was named after the Hotel Pollok that used to stand where the present Summer Seas complex is today. As development slowly started to happen in Summerstrand in the 1920s, Mr. J. Graham Wilson took advantage of a … Continue reading The top of Pollok Beach
A couple of months ago I spent a night at one of my favourite Karoo farm stay spots, DikkopVlakte Gasteplaas between Grahamstown and Bedford. Although they offer self-catering accommodation in the 6 bedroom main house, we were there for a meeting the next day and the owners Tommy and Carine van Kerken joined us for … Continue reading Traditional Roly-Poly at DikkopVlakte (recipe)