Camping at Willows in 1938 long before the rondawels were built. The Willows Holiday Resort along Port Elizabeth's southern coastline close to Schoenmakerskop has been a popular weekend and holiday destination for a very long time. In the early days people came here, pitched their tents and enjoyed the surroundings with very little else around. … Continue reading Port Elizabeth Then and Now – The Willows Holiday Resort
Van Standen's Groge with the arch bridge crossing it The Van Staden's River west of Port Elizabeth is the boundary of the Nelson Mandela Bay metro and a major landmark in the area. Most people cross the gorge on the N2 in a couple of seconds using the arch bridge while others take their time … Continue reading The Van Staden’s River gorge road bridges
The Sardinia Bay dunes are probably the best place in Port Elizabeth to enjoy the sunset. My phone takes stunning photos, I've just realised that it doesn't do so when I zoom. But I just had to get this shot of this guy standing on the dune as the sun was heading for the horizon.
How beautiful is that sky at Sardinia Bay? No wonder it's the most popular spot to go and view the sunset here in Port Elizabeth
Last week while Miggie was playing cricket at Heatherbank Cricket Club / Youth Cricket Academy in Walmer, I strolled around the field to get some pics of her batting. Passing the nets I noticed foot prints in the cement and had a closer look. They weren't dog prints or cat prints or even those of … Continue reading Geese prints
It's a weird feeling standing under the Van Stadens bridge. It's not an angle many see it from and you get a much better idea of the size and magnitude of the bridge when you are underneath it. Then add the "kadoef kadoef" as the cars and trucks pass overhead. Definitely a weird feeling. It's … Continue reading Under Van Stadens bridge
Last Saturday we went for a walk at the Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve and followed the River Walk up to the point where you walk under the Van Stadens Bridge. It truly is a sight from below, but I think I'll keep that photo for a second post. The bridge was completed on 12 October … Continue reading The Van Stadens Bridge
Anybody who used to live in Port Elizabeth a decade or more ago would probably not believe their eyes when they see what has happened to the dune at Sardinia Bay and how one can't get down to what used to be the parking anymore. On Saturday afternoon I was standing on the dune looking … Continue reading Sards parking
After it's been raining all morning, the sun is out and it's a beautiful early autumn afternoon at Sardinia Bay. Here's hoping for a stunning sunset.
Norm Hudlin on Kragga Kamma Road was created to offer mountain bikers a variety of easy routes in a safe environment. Quickly it also became a popular spot for a jog or a walk and lately it is the hub for families enjoying the painted rocks phenomena. Norm Hudlin is now also home to Gnomesville … Continue reading Gnomesville PE