This is the Maitlands River Mouth, one of our favourite scenic and fishing spots on the outskirts of town.
It features an enormous sand dune, which is cool for sand-boarding. The main water supply pipeline from the Churchill Dam crosses the river at this point. The river mouth is often closed by sand bars, which creates a lagoon until the next storm opens the mouth and the river again drains out in the sea.
As we stand here looking at this view, we are facing West towards Capetown, with mile upon mile of pristine white beaches stretching out ahead. Behind us, to the east is a rocky coastline leading to the little coastal village of Schoenmakerskop. A hiking track leads there, known as the Sacramento trail.
On the day these were taken, there was a storm, and the gale force winds were whipping the sand off the dunes in streams of stinging grit......
But on a calm warm day, there must be few nicer places on the planet!