This week's Video Friday post is another of Renaldo Gouws' aerial drone videos, this time of what is probably Port Elizabeth's most special beach. Sardinia Bay. Enough said.
A hazy late afternoon on the coast at Seaview with an approaching thunderstorm
Flat Rocks was named so for the exposed reefs of flattish rocks that you find along this piece of Algoa Bay's coastline. But when you visit at high tide there aren't any visible flat rocks so you won't have any idea what the locals are talking about.
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.
The coastline at Schoenmakerskop with all its rocks, pools and gullies really lends itself to exploring youngsters. Like a free treasure hunt jungle gym exploration facility.
One of the aspects of Geocaching is something called an Earth Cache. An Earth Cache isn 't a physical cache where you have to find a container but rather something that teaches you about the earth and it's geology. Last weekend I did an Earth Cache in Schoenmakerskop set up by Seekoei NMB called PE Tufa … Continue reading Have you ever heard of Tufa stromatolite?
The beautiful Schoenmakerskop coastline
North End Beach back in the days. A stretch of sand all the way to the Swartkops River which could possible have become one of Port Elizabeth's prime beachfront real estate areas if it didn't fall in the hands of Railways and municipality. This pictures dates back to 1902 right after the Grate Gale when … Continue reading Then and Now – North End coastline
Every year thousands of people worldwide pitch in and do their bit on International Coastal Cleanup Day. Anualy thousands of tons of garbage winds up in the oceans, with 60% of that being composed of plastic material. Plastics especially last a very long time in the ocean, and are in such abundance that there are … Continue reading Coastal cleanup with the local Geocachers
It's been a few years since I've been down to the remains of the Oceanos lifeboat at Schoenies, so last Sunday I decided to head on over and take a walk down for a change again. 4 August 1991 was a dramatic and fateful day on the Eastern Cape coastline with the sinking of the … Continue reading The remains of the Oceanos lifeboat at Schoenmakerskop