Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Baakens River

We have had some very welcome rain in and around the city recently, although lots are still needed in the catchment areas.  The Baakens River is a very short river, originating just to the west of Port Elizabeth.  It flows through a green belt that stretches the length of Port Elizabeth before spilling out into the Port Elizabeth Harbour.  The last stretch before getting to the harbour is through Settlers Park.  I popped down to the How Avenue parking area overlooking the park and snapped this pic of the Baakens River flowing over one of the walkways through the park.


  1. Looks wonderfully warm and fertile - I miss the sight of red soil as we only have Table Mt sandtone white soil around here.

  2. Glad you're getting some rain. Looks like the trail was built to handle a little run off.

  3. I grew up right on the valley and spent many happy hours in it, catching tadpoles in this very river and exploring with friends. It was a great way to grow up!