Friday, June 6, 2008

Cape Recife

If you look at a map or Google Earth image of Port Elizabeth, you will see that it is built in the curve of a sweeping bay, so that, even though you are on the Southern edge of Africa, and would expect to be facing Antarctica when you are on the beachfront, you are, in fact, facing North! The point of this bay, before the coast again swings into an East-West direction, is called Cape Recife.

In this aerial photo of the recent GIZA Challenge Regatta held by the Algoa Bay Yacht Club (who kindly supplied this picture) you can see the Cape in the distance, (top left) and if you look closely, you can see the lighthouse. More about that tomorrow.

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