Saturday, November 28, 2015

The view from the top of the Compass Berg

Seeing that I normally (try to) do a Geocaching related post on a Saturday, I really wanted to share this with you today even though it isn't in Port Elizabeth.  A couple of Geocachers got together in Nieu-Bethesda for a caching event tonight and one of the Port Elizabeth cachers up there for the event decided to go and climb the Compass Berg today to find a cache located right at the top.

The Compass Berg is located north of Nieu-Bethesda and close to the boundary with the Northern Cape.  At 2 502 meters above sea level, the Compass Berg is the second highest mountain in the Eastern Cape and it takes about 4 hours to walk to the top from the closest parking area.  Check out these pictures from the top shared on the Geocaching Whats App group this afternoon by Hilton "white night" after he got to the top. WOW!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Sunset over Maitland time lapse

This week's Video Friday post is another of Duncan Noakes' time lapse videos.  This time a stunning sunset time lapse over Maitland.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Morning walk

An early morning walk along the beach at Kabeljous.  I know it's not PE but hey, close enough.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Maitland view

If you had to start walking along the beach from Maitland you will pass Blue Horizon Bay, Van Stadens River Mouth, Gamtoos River Mouth and Kabeljous before getting to Jeffrey's Bay.  Miles and miles (literally) of sandy beach.  I've always wanted to do it.  Maybe... someday.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Beachview coastline

A little detour via Beachview on the way back from Jbay today had me driving along the road from Maitland to Seaview for the first time in ages.  Strange how often I used to get out there and how seldom I do these days.  Just had to stop and get a picture of the road along the coast.  Between this stretch and Marine Drive from Schoenies to the beachfront we sure have a few notably scenic coastal drives around the city.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Fairytale Boardwalk Hotel

The Boardwalk Hotel, all lit up and looking like a fairytale castle, with Shark Rock Pier, all lit up, Hobie Beach, all lit up, and the beachfront, all lit up.  Isn't the beachfront just beautiful at night?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium time lapse

Last week I posted Duncan NoakesSunrise at Shark Rock Pier time lapse after discovering his breathtaking time lapse videos on YouTube.  I decided to run through all of them in the regular Video Friday posts.  This week's one shows the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in lights as the day turns to night.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sunset up Heugh Road

Last night the third Travel Massive Port Elizabeth event took place at The Mad Hatter on Heugh Road in Walmer.  Travel Massive is a world wide network of travel industry insiders and local chapters organise free networking events allowing people in the travel industry to get together, network, share information and, ultimately, do business.  I am one of the Travel Massive Port Elizabeth chapter leaders and last night's event was one of four events taking place at the same time all over South Africa as part of Travel Massive Day.  At one stage during the event I stepped outside and the sun was just setting at the top of Heugh Road.  A stunning evening, both inside