Looking down onto the harbour from the Campanile observation deck, one just can't help but wonder where in the world these cars are being exported to.
The Port Elizabeth harbour achieved "port" status for the first time in 1825, long before a proper harbour even existed. Back then a harbour master was appointed to regulate and oversee the offloading of ships anchored offshore with goods and people being brought to shore in rowboats. An official surfboat service was established in 1836 … Continue reading The Port Elizabeth harbour wall
This is the last of the Campanile View trio of posts (There should have been four but it seems I never took a pic out the new big viewing window of the whole harbour). Unfortunately the south viewing window doesn't open like the north and west windows, probably because the new lift's doors is right … Continue reading Campanile view – Looking south towards the beachfront
One of the new features of the recently refurbished Campanile is a full-length viewing window on the harbour side of the tower. The window has caused some ruptions with historic purists but personally I think its a great addition. The window really gives the best view of the adjacent Port Elizabeth Harbour and all its … Continue reading The Campanile’s new viewing window
We've never been to the fish shops on the harbour to buy fresh fish but a Saturday or two ago, in search of finding something else to make for dinner than just the usual stuff, we decided to go and have a look. We landed up in Fisherman Fresh (throw a left as you enter … Continue reading Fresh fish on the PE Harbour
I had to stop at the Spar in Humerail this morning and stopped to admire the view of the harbour from the parking area. Some people wouldn't term this as a beautiful view but I like to call it an interesting view. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera so a cell phone photo will have … Continue reading Harbour view from Humerail
It's sad to think that the Baakens River mouth was once a big lagoon where passing ships came to collect fresh water for their voyages yet today it's a cement canal under the Settlers Freeway which flows into the PE Harbour. Some major revamping and restoration needed to give this river mouth any dignity again.
We all know the Baakens River flows through Port Elizabeth and that most of the Baakens Valley is protected green open spaces all the way from Sunridge Park, past the 3rd Avenue Dip, through Walmer and Mill Park to Settlres Park. It really is a pity that the municipality doesn't look after the well being … Continue reading Then and Now – Baakens River Bridge
Have you ever had lunch at This is Eat at the harbour? Not? You're only missing the best takeaway fish and calamari at the best prices in town. Last week we had a quick lunch time Geocaching event at the restaurant and as I'm on diet I had to sit and watch my friends eat. … Continue reading Lunch time at This is Eat
Fly to Durban the other day I leaned over the Damselfly who was sitting by the window to snap a pic of the Coega Harbour down below. Not the best picture but a different angle from what you see passing on the N2