You know its summer in the Bay when therer are people on the beach before 8am in the morning
Low tide on the beach between Hobie Beach and Pollok Beach with Bird Rock on the horison in the center of the picture and Chop Rock to the left.
I stopped along Beach Road on Thursday morning to enjoy the nice weather we had for a change and noticed a bit of activity going on at Denville Beach next to McArthur Pool. It was way to early for people to just be on the beach and then I noticed the with the camera. They seem to have been busy shooting for a video of some sort. Wish more people would do shoots on our beautiful beaches and around the city.
UPDATE: Thanks to Grant Slater for the info. The production was done by Sunshine Coast Studios
and they were shooting the Christmas Worship special for SABC 2. Tune in to see great shots of PE, fun beach footage, and the amazing Erica girls choir singing Christmas Carols in the glorious St John’s Methodist. Christmas Day, SABC 2 @ 10am.
We are really privileged here in Port Elizabeth that we have so little over development along the beachfront. No heavy traffic congestion and narrow roads like in Durban or lack of parking like Cape Town. Our beaches are generally clean and driving along Beach Road and Marine Drive you can keep one eye on the sea. I love Port Elizabeth.
Any visitor from outer space who landed up in Port Elizabeth over this weekend would have been very mistaken to think that it is the middle of summer. With temperatures touching 30C, people seem to be have summer withdrawal symptoms and flocked to the beaches in numbers you rarely see in summer. Check out how packed Pollok Beach was on this Sunday afternoon.
I needed to clear my head a bit this morning and took a walk across the road from the office and down onto Hobie Beach. Not a lot of people around to enjoy the view of the sun glistening silver on the slightly choppy sea. At least I could snap a pic to share with you.
It’s winter at the moment and the beach is pretty much empty, especially during the week. But the lifeguard tower, although not manned at the moment, is waiting. Summer will come again and so will the beach-goers.
The weatherman promised us a beautiful weekend and that’s exactly how it started yesterday. On my way to work yesterday morning I just had to pull over and snap a pic. How can one not?
I think people are so used to Kings Beach, Humewood and Hobie that they often forget how awesome a beach Pollok Beach is. It is a dangerous beach to swim at when the lifeguards aren’t on duty, but it’s great for a walk, to watch the surfers and dolphins or to splash around with the kids in the tidal pool by the gap in the rocks in front of Something Good.
One of the things are enjoy most about winter is those crisp clear days. They just make for much better photos than hot summer days.