There is nothing more fun for a kid, and I say kid liberally as some of us adults are still kids at heart as well, than to go and climb the Maitland sand dune on a Sunday morning. Even better, take an old boogie board or carton box along and go and slide down the dune.
And if you don’t have one of those, just run full tilt and jump.
One of the things I missed most under lock down is going for a walk, and with that I don’t mean taking the dogs for a walk around the block. With restrictions lifting a bit and being allowed to go for a hike again, I’m keen to get into one of the nature reserves around PE and to hit a trail. What I miss most though is a long walk on the beach, sand between my toes, the sun on my face and the wind in my hair… or rather what’s left of it.
Last week’s Video Friday post was one by Renaldo Gouws showing off Shark Rock Pier and surrounds. This week I’m sharing his video with drone footage of the Maitlands area. We really are fortunate to have such beautiful coastal areas around Port Elizabeth and it’s great seeing it from another angle in Renaldo’s videos.
If you had to start walking along the beach from Maitland you will pass Blue Horizon Bay, Van Stadens River Mouth, Gamtoos River Mouth and Kabeljous before getting to Jeffrey’s Bay. Miles and miles (literally) of sandy beach. I’ve always wanted to do it. Maybe… someday.
One of the kids at Chaos Boy’s birthday party foofy sliding into one of the Maitland River pools at Sleepy Hollow. They were slightly apprehensive at first as the water looks pitch black, as most deep river pools do, but once they got going they didn’t want to stop.
I’ve visited Sleepy Hollow a couple of times now and the one thing I would still love to see is an otter. How do I know there are some? Because last time I found otter droppings on the rocks around one of the river pools right up in the valley.