On Saturday morning we joined a couple of friends for a walk from Kini Bay to Laurie's Bay. It's not a long walk, but definitely not easy if you are barefoot or in slops. The beach along the way may be beautiful, but the beach isn't quite soft sand but rather mostly fine broken shells. … Continue reading Laurie’s Bay
Enjoying the view from the lookout spot on Periwinkle Lane on the eastern side of Schoenmakerskop
A couple of weeks ago a number of containers full of export oranges fell of a ship in Algoa Bay during a storm and those oranges have now made their way to the beach, washing up along the Wild Side, Schoenmakerskop, Sardinia Bay and, in this case, landing up in a rock pool at Beachview. … Continue reading Beached citrus
The Port Elizabeth harbour achieved "port" status for the first time in 1825, long before a proper harbour even existed. Back then a harbour master was appointed to regulate and oversee the offloading of ships anchored offshore with goods and people being brought to shore in rowboats. An official surfboat service was established in 1836 … Continue reading The Port Elizabeth harbour wall
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.
We all know Schoenies rocks! It also has rocks...
The view of the coastline from the World War II Forward Observation Post at Schoenmakerskop. This historic building is now under threat due to a company wanting to mine the sand of the dune on which the FOP is located saying that it "isn't a natural dune". What a load of hogwash!
The beacon out at Cape Recife is one of two beacons that were used for shipping purposes before the invention of modern navigation technology. The second beacon is the lollipop beacon on Marine Drive where Admiralty Road and Marine Drive comes together. Ships sailing along the coast from the west had to line up the … Continue reading The beacon at Cape Recife
Last weekend while on the beach I noticed this line of clouds moving over Port Elizabeth. If I didn't know better I would have thought it was a cold front coming in, but these clouds were moving away and this was the back of it. Was rather striking...