Wednesday, November 26, 2014

An unique adult experience... discover something you never knew existed

Most people know where Adult World is on Russell Road.  Not because they've been there but because there is a big sign outside.  Just above it is a billboard that has been taken up by Mambo's Plastic Warehouse.  The two together though makes for a very odd combination.  What is seen can never been unseen......

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Instagrammers at play

I'm quite active on social media but only started dabbling in Instagram recently after getting rid of my Blackberry.  On Sunday morning I joined my first official Instawalk.  An Instawalk (or Instameet) is a gathering of Instagrammers who meet somewhere and spend an hour or two taking photos together.  South African Tourism brought two of South Africa's biggest Instagrammers, @garethpon and @alessiolr, down to PE for the Donkin Downhill Dash and they had an Instawalk from the Kings Beach skate park before heading back to Jozi later in the day.  Everybody got nice and creative with reflections in the little pond along the walkway.  If you want to follow me on Instagram, I amon there as @FireflyAfrica.  <--- obviously="" p="">

Monday, November 24, 2014

SAMREC tour photobomb

I have posted so many times about SAMREC and what an awesome job they do on the conservation side as well as educating people young and old about the plight of the African Penguin and other marine animals.  When I took this picture I wanted to tell you about the tour you can do at SAMREC where they tell visitors more about penguins, visit the "must touch" room, the penguin hospital and finally the pool, but then I realised that the picture got photo bombed... by a stuffed seal.  Go figure.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Aloe sunset

 An "aloe sunset" over the Indian Ocean from the African Flame Estate along Seaview Road

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Finding Gollum's Precious

I got a request this week via e-mail to share some more of my Geocaching adventures on my blogs.  I'm so fanatical about the caching that I could probably do a whole blog about it, but I decided not to go totally overboard with it.  Instead I'll share a Geocaching picture once a week.  I'll kick it off with a picture I took at one of the more interesting cache locations I've visited recently.  Fellow cacher GeorgeC12 has placed a number of very good caches lately and one of them is one called Gollum.  Being a huge Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fan I just had to do it.  Drama Princess decided to join me on the hunt and we headed off to the cache location.  Not to give too much away, but the Gollum in Lord of the Rings lived underground... and so did this one.  Growing up Indiana Jones was one of my idols, still is really, so Geocaching allows the explorer in me to emerge.  Caches like this even more so.  Needless to say, the search was successful, the log signed and the picture above got taken.        
 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens official TV advert

In only three weeks' time the top Rugby 7's players from all over the world will descend on Port Elizabeth for the South African leg of the IRB (now called World Rugby) Sevens Rugby World Series.  This is the fourth year the event is held in Port Elizabeth and it has become one of the city's premier showcase events.  This year we need everybody to come out and support not just the defending champion BlitzBokke but also the event as the contract to host it is up for grabs again after this year.  Enjoy this fun advert and see you at the 7's.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sunset over Swartkops

I have been so busy at work lately that I have slowly ran out of photos to post which means that I will really have to make a plan in the next week or so to stock up a little.  Even though I'm not quite out yet, I'm featuring one by a guest photographer today.  I spotted this picture of the sun setting over the Swartkops Estuary with the old power station in the background on Johan Gerber's Facebook and immediately dropped him a message to ask if I could use it.  Johan has given his permission so here it is gracing the pages of PE Daily Photo today.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Yacht Club yachts

I don't get to go to the harbor that often.  It doesn't help that security is tight to get it so when I do its because of something that is on at the Algoa Bay Yacht Club.  This was the case a week or so ago when I was invited to a function at the Yacht Club by Raggy Charters.  I would still love to go out with them one day, but this was a more special occasion to celebrate a couple of awards that they have won lately.  Waiting for all the guests to arrive I snapped one or two pics, amongst them this one showing some of the members' yachts moored along the club's walkway.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Morning penguin feed at SAMREC

Early morning and late afternoon visitors to SAMREC in Cape Recife will be lucky enough to see how the penguins are fed as part of their tour.  The guide explained the whole feeding process to us.  As it turns out its not just a case of stuffing a couple of fish down their throats.  Every fish that is given to a penguin is recorded and placed on their personal files.  Some of the little guys have to still get medication as well with tablets hidden inside certain fish so the records are checked and each one only gets what he is supposed to get.  After eating its time to head over to the pool for a morning swim after spending the night in their sleeping enclosure.



Monday, November 17, 2014

Happy Valley reflection

One of the snaps from my walk up Happy Valley the other day.  Two of the Three Little Pigs reflecting in the Shark River flowing through the valley.