I was early getting to work this morning so I kept going past my normal turnoff and pulled into the parking at Hobie Beach to see if I can snap a nice sunrise picture at the pier...
Three Karoo Heartland icons, all in one picture. Big open sky, Karoo koppies (in this case Koffiebus and Teebus outside Steynsburg) and the good ol' reliable Windpomp.
I have come to love the wide open spaces of the Karoo Heartland in the Eastern Cape but just haven't been able to get used to the, what we call in Afrikaans, Vrystaatse vlaktes. Vrystaat is the Afrikaans name for the Free State, South Africa's central province while vlaktes is an very descriptive Afrikaans work for … Continue reading Vrystaatse Vlaktes
The Karoo is known as blue sky country. That means when the thunder clouds start to pack together after a hot day there is lots of sky to watch the approaching storm in. Like this one I witnessed just after leaving Cradock on my way back to Port Elizabeth. I can just smell the drops splashing down on … Continue reading Karoo storm moving in
2013 is on its last leg and nearly over so I thought a sunset over the city seen from the Port Elizabeth Harbour is the perfect last photo for the year. If you're going out tonight please take it easy and be safe. See you all next year.
Usually you would see a chicken, and in particular one who doesn't lay eggs, on top of a church spire. Every now and then you do encounter a different one and that was the case with this angel weather vane on top of the Dutch Reformed Church in Robertson in the Western Cape. Visit Skywatch for some more … Continue reading Angel weather vane
The Mackay Bridge in Colchester outside Port Elizabeth silhouetted against the afternoon sun, ideal for a Skywatch Friday post.
Looking up Slangkop Lighthouse in Kommetjie on the Cape PeninsulaVisit Skywatch for some more neck cranking pictures of the sky from all over the world
I have seen stunning photos of the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium with some of the best interior ones being taken from the top tow of seats right in the very corner. So late last year during the IRB 7's I decided to venture up into the nose bleed section and get my own photo. Mmmmm.... Quite … Continue reading Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Nature doesn't take nonsense from us people. Sardinia Bay in Port Elizabeth has a problematic dune that just doesn't want to stand still. A couple of years back a walkway was built across the dune to make it easier to get to the beach. But as soon as the walkway was completed the dune started … Continue reading Walkway remains