The guys from Chasing the Rainbow went cruising on the Sundays River Ferry and topped off the trip sand sledding on the Colchester dunes near the river mouth with Captain Les. Check the video they made doing this awesome activity right here on our doorstep.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Port Elizabeth is really fortunate to have a lot of different cultures and heritages come together here over the years and if you have history on your mind, then it's just the place to be. In this case the Donkin Street Houses behind one of the Route 72 Voting Line figures.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Last year (2016) saw Schoenmakerskop, or as we refer to it, Schoenies, celebrate its centenary year. As part of the celebrations a Centenary Garden has been established in front of the Sacramento Restaurant.
The plaque in front of the garden says:
a day when I don't
I am to
1916 - 2016
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017
I was taking a couple of pictures on the Donkin Reserve the other day and noticed this plaque on the stone wall by the Great Flag. I don't know if it is a recent addition or if I've just never noticed it. Weird, but anyways. The plaque marks the 150th anniversary (as on 16 November 2010) of the arrival of the first group of Indians to South Africa as indentured labourers. Although the arrival was in Natal and not Port Elizabeth, the plaque was probably put up by the Port Elizabeth Indian community. Worth a bit further investigation me thinks...
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Most people go to Kings, Humewood, Hobie and Pollok Beaches when they go to the beachfront but very rarely go right to the top of Pollok Beach just below the Lollipop Beacon. That is unless you participat in the Hoby Beach Parkrun every week. This picture was taken right at the top of the Pollok Beach at one of the storm water pipes flowing out onto the beach. The tall building in picture is the Radison Hotel.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Amid days with strong winds, lots of fires in Thornhill and Knysna, storms in the Cape, KidZ writing exams, me finally starting to catch up on work and whatever else, we've had a few nice evenings and after working a little late one afternoon I stopped on the beachfront to get some sunset photos. Standing below Brookes-on-the-Bay looking back towards Shark Rock Pier in the distance this was the scene I saw. In the low light it just felt peaceful.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
A hint of country in the city - tufts of grass on the Donkin Reserve with a windpomp figure forming part of Route 67 in the background
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
I am often amazed at how many people didn't know that Port Elizabeth has a South African Airforce Museum. Located behind the airport in a restored World War II hanger, the museum has a great collection of planes, choppers, equipment, uniforms, models and other paraphernalia. It's easy to get to, just follow Forrest Hill Drive through Forrest Hill and around to the back of the airport. The museum will interest both young and old and is absolutely free with a donation box at the door. AND they are open on Saturdays. Bonus!