Friday, May 22, 2015

Port Elizabeth sunsets

Port Elizabeth has had a couple of absolutely stunning sunsets this week.  Yesterday local surf blogger MillersLocal posted a time lapse of Wednesday night's sunset taken from her apartment window overlooking the beachfront *seriously jealous*.  I immediately asked if I could post it as this week's Video Friday and she proceeded to also send me pictures of the sunsets earlier this week.

 Monday (18 May 2015)

Tuesday (19 May 2015)
Wednesday (19 May 2015)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Father and Son camp

Last weekend I went on a Father and Son camp organized by Chaos Boy's school with Get Real Adventures out at their venue on the Elands River Road.  What a great experience!  We were split into two teams and got to do two days of challenges and activities with our sons.  Team building at it's best.  Here a couple of us (ok, so I'm behind the camera) are having early coffee around the fire while some of the others were trying their hands at bass fishing on the next farm. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bulk River bridge

If you drive along the Elands River Road you pass over two rivers with dams visible on your left (if you are traveling westwards).  The Bulk River and Sand River dams both formed part of Port Elizabeth's early water supply and dates back to the early 1900's.  Both rivers are tributaries of the Elands River which in turn at its concourse with the Kwazunga River forms the Swartkops River.  I got to do a short kloofing expedition up the Bulk River as far as the dam (something you need a permit for so don't all rush out there now) on Saturday afternoon and how I wish I could take my camera with.  You will have to settle for a pic of the Theo Crous Bridge over the river though.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Victoria Drive sunset

After dropping Chaos Boy off at Sunday School late Sunday afternoon I decided to do a quick Geocache on Victoria Drive - on the way to Schoenies - before heading back to fetch him.  While searching the sun went down (I hate the short days of winter but love the fact that I get to take more sunset pictures) and the sky got painted in yellow, orange, pink, blue and purple.  I'm sure those Port Elizabethans who follow PEDP would agree that we have been having some stunning sunsets lately. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Late afternoon on Olifantskop

I had to drive through to Cradock for a Karoo Heartland Marketing Association meeting today and as I was heading back across the Olifantskop Pass north of Port Elizabeth the sun was starting to reach for the horizon.  I couldn't but help pulling over to enjoy the view back towards the Karoo from the top of the pass. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

A braai on the banks of the Sundays River

After a hectic last two weeks I long back to the weekend we spent at Sitrusoewer on the banks of the Sundays River outside Kirkwood recently.  I know its not quite Port Elizabeth and its immediate surrounds, but it's close enough.  Aahhhh, the fire crackling and not a breeze while the sun goes down. *sigh*

Finding a nano cache in the gabions

This week's Geocaching Saturday picture is one I took a little while ago but have never posted on PEDP.  It shows the type of hide that most people love to hate.  Try finding a nano cache (a cache that is about as big as your little finger nail) in gabions. *evil laugh*  This one isn't one of mine though.  It belongs to experienced caching team Wikkelgat who probably does that evil laugh every time they hear somebody tried and failed to find this little devil.

Friday, May 15, 2015

A Color Run video from last year

This weekend the Color Run is taking place in Port Elizabeth.  Unfortunately I don't have any more information to share with you about it.  Not that I couldn't go and look for the information but rather more a case of not being included in any of the media releases or invitations so I didn't go and look for it.  Last year I was invited to participate in the event as a blogger and even though it was a bit of a wet day we had a ball.  Check out my posts here and here.  It often amaze me how marketers and event organisers in Cape Town and Johannesburg make sure bloggers and social media influencers are included in their campaigns.  In Port Elizabeth unfortunately only traditional media gets recognized and included.  Why loose out on the audience bloggers and influencers can bring to the game?  Anyhow, I'm not here to moan today.  I am sharing a video I found of last year's event as this week's Friday Video.  Have a great weekend peeps and if you do participate in the Color Run, have a ball.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Boardwalk snap

It isn't always easy to maintain the daily pace of Port Elizabeth Daily Photo especially if I've been as busy as I have been the last few weeks.  I have travelled quite a lot for work and because of that I have picked up a lot of material for The Firefly Photo Files.  Unfortunately I haven't had much leisure time around PE lately which means I have well and truly ran out of pictures now.  I don't want to falter on the streak now so will have to make a plan that will keep me going until next week.  So for today I snapped this photo with my mobile while taking a quick walk to the petrol station next to the Boardwalk to grab something for lunch.  I promise by next week I'll be back in the photography swing of things... I hope. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Weekend in the Baviaanskloof

The world renown Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stretches over a distance of about 200 kilometer from just west of Patensie in the Gamtoos Valley all the way to Willowmore.  Although the eastern and western points are accessible by normal car, the majority of the road is very rough and a big part can only be reached by 4x4, high clearance vehicles and motorcycles.  There is only one other way into the Baviaans and that is via a road that crosses the Kouga Mountains from Kareedouw.  It is just off this road where we spent a weekend at Baviaans Lodge recently.  The best part, we could get there in the Aveo. Keep an eye on The Firefly Photo Files for more pictures and posts coming soon.