(If you have really sharp eyes, you will see, through the mist, the yacht that featured in a recent post, with surfers in the foreground. That was taken from the other side of Cape Recife)
This bay is also home to some famous shipwrecks, because there is a dangerous reef here and over the years many vessels have come to grief on it. The reef is named after 'HMS Thunderbolt' a wooden paddle-wheeled sloop which struck it on 3 Feb 1847, and sank in Algoa Bay. The most popular wrecks are 'The Itzehoe', 1911, 'The Sabina', 1842, 'The Fidela', 1873, 'Elizabeth', 1821, 'Lady Leith', 1848, 'William Foster', 1851 and 'Cuba', 1853.
At the time we used to frequent the beach, in the mid 80s, a ship called the Kapodistrias, a Greek Bulk Carrier had run aground in calm weather, and the huge engine block has been there ever since. It is much reduced now, but in those days the waves pounding against it were spectacular, and it is still visible at low tide.