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 picture taken. I’m sure the selfie frame is going to help make this Port Elizabeth landmark even more of an iconic site.
The past two weeks have been hectic. I’ve been to the SATSA conference in Stellenbosch and a Karoo Heartland meeting in Jansenville, spent way too much time catching up (and I’m not even there yet) and in the process of all of this missed a few posts in the last week. I even thought about just taking a break for a few weeks but then realised that somewhere I’ll have to catch up again. Anyhow, it’s Video Friday and today’s video is a time lapse by Chris Wright of the beachfront starting on New Yaer’s eve 31 December 2014 and ending on 2 January 2015. I just loved the whole scene passing by.
Standing at the rock below Something Good (the one with the hole through which the waves crash) and looking back towards Hobie Beach, Bird Rock is quite a prominent landmark in front of you. This photo was taken on a rough day with waves smashing over Bird Rock on the right.
A couple of weeks ago the sea was slightly angry one morning and as I was driving down Marine Drive I noticed that the waves out Pollok Beach way looking quite impressive. Grabbed my camera and headed over to Lovers’ Lane, snapping the waves smashing right over Bird Rock.
Yesterday afternoon I found myself on the beach without my camera. Perfect weather, emerald green great visibility ocean, clear air… What more could a guy ask for other than to have your camera. Luckily I had my phone and I perched myself on a rock next to the pier for a picture. Seconds later that little wave came and submerged my rock, soaking my shoes and tracksuit pants. Didn’t mind though.
We headed down to the beachfront this afternoon to pop in at the Homemakers Expo at the Boardwalk and afterwards went for a walk along the pier to enjoy the glorious winters weather. Standing out on the pier I realised how long its been since we’ve done this as a family. Have you been to the beachfront for a walk lately?
One of the things I like about this time of the year is the fact that we have so little wind. Over the last few days we’ve had some stunning days with striking sunsets, but this morning I swung past the beach before work and got a slightly post sunrise photo. The start of another tough day in the Bay.
While deciding what to post tonight I started wondering what the first picture was I posted on PE Daily Photo. I went digging through the archives and arrived back at 15 March 2009 when I took over Port Elizabeth Daily Photo from Sue and Max Hoppe and posted my first photo on this blog. It was one of a sunrise at Hobie Beach. I think it was taken just after the start of Ironman that year but I could be wrong. Never the less, it was the start of a journey which still continues today, closing in on 3000 posts done since that first one. Good thing I checked so looking forward to celebrate in a couple of weeks time.