The top of Pollok Beach, spelled without a "c", with the lollipop beacon in the background. Pollok Beach was named after the Hotel Pollok that used to stand where the present Summer Seas complex is today. As development slowly started to happen in Summerstrand in the 1920s, Mr. J. Graham Wilson took advantage of a … Continue reading The top of Pollok Beach
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A white December in PE?
December is the start of summer which means that, obviously, we celebrate a beach Christmas rather than a white one like in some parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Today is anything but a early summers day though. The south-easterly is pumping properly, the sea looks lank angry and foam is being washed and blown onto … Continue reading A white December in PE?
A walk on the beach
We haven't taken the dogs for a walk on the beach in ages so this morning we gathered up the kids and the sausages and headed down to Pollok Beack. We weren't the only ones who were enjoying the beautiful autumn weather we've been having lately. I left my camera at home wanting to spend … Continue reading A walk on the beach
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.
The top of the beachfront
Most people go to Kings, Humewood, Hobie and Pollok Beaches when they go to the beachfront but very rarely go right to the top of Pollok Beach just below the Lollipop Beacon. That is unless you participat in the Hoby Beach Parkrun every week. This picture was taken right at the top of the Pollok … Continue reading The top of the beachfront
Building sand castles
While we were on the beach yesterday and Miggie and her friend were swimming, my 15 year old son chose to rather dig holes and build sand castles. Perhaps we should all take a break every now and then and build sand castles.
Beach fun at "The Rock"
When we were small one of our favorite places to go on a Sunday afternoon was "The Rock". The Rock refers to the rock below Something Good with the gap through which the waves wash into the little natural tidal pool. Today we spent a couple of hours on the beach and Miggie and her … Continue reading Beach fun at "The Rock"
We are truly blessed with a beautiful coastline here in Port Elizabeth both inside Algoa Bay and on the Wild Side. The stretch of beach between Hobie Beach and Pollok Beach is ideal for a short beach walk close to parking and other amenities.
Early morning on Pollok Beach
You know its summer in the Bay when therer are people on the beach before 8am in the morning
Sunday afternoon fishing off the rocks
I'm not a fisherman not an angler. I just don't have the patience for it. What with a spot of ADD in the middle age now that I've been called middle aged on a public platform. But do you know the difference between an angler and a fisherman? Apparently fishermen actually catch fish while anglers … Continue reading Sunday afternoon fishing off the rocks