If you look at old photos of Algoa Bay dating back to the late 70's and 80's (or even way back to the last 1800's), you would notice that there were always a number of ships laying at anchor in the bay. These numbers dwindled and for a decade or two up to the time the … Continue reading Ships at anchor in the Bay
I love to photograph sunrises and sunsets. Unfortunately I don't get myself up early enough in summer for a sunrise (although the chances are better to snap one in winter) I get sunset pics a bit more often (although not nearly as much as I would like to). This sunset I snapped after cruising on … Continue reading Harbour sunset
A ship lying at anchor in Algoa Bay in choppy conditions waiting to enter the Port Elizabeth Harbour
These days marketing a destination is all about experiencing that destination rather than just going there. One of my favorite experiences around Port Elizabeth is cruising on the Sundays River Ferry and even though I have done some posts on it before, I have decided to do a series about it this week. The photos used … Continue reading Boarding the Sundays River Ferry
The entrance to the Port Elizabeth Harbour seen from our cruise on the Jester over the weekend
Everybody knows (I hope) the story of The Little Engine that could. He of "I—think—I—can, I—think—I—can" fame. In this day and age where steam trains are becoming less and less one tends to wonder what else you can use as reference for that story. Well, that is until you watch a harbour tug push and pull a … Continue reading The little tug that could
With the onset of the summer holidays the Sundays River around Colchester is about to become a very busy place. Fishing, paddling, boating, relaxing, water skiing, floating, swimming, you name it. The last time I went down the Sundays River on the Sundays River Ferry was a nice quiet weekday while it was school so … Continue reading Sailing to the dunes
One of the Port Elizabeth Harbour tugs on her way to help a ship out the harbour
A ship sailing towards the Port Elizabeth harbour with the morning sun shimmering silver off Algoa Bay. St Croix Island is visible on the horizon.
The Port Elizabeth Harbour tugs and pilot boat at their moorings, waiting for the next ship to escort into or out of the harbour.