Sunday, December 9, 2012

Baakens River mouth

When the first Europeans arrived in Algoa Bay, the Baakens River flowed into a fresh water lagoon where early ships replenished their water stocks from.  For some reason somewhere in the past it was decided to lay the lagoon dry and reclaim the land at the bottom of the Baakens Valley.  This led to the containment of the river in a narrow channel which floods every time it rains.  Since the building of the Port Elizabeth Harbour the river has been running into the harbour itself with this being the river mouth.


  1. Enjoy the regular images and information on my old home town - keep up the good work.

    1. Thank you very much for enjoying the blog. I'm always glad to hear from people who enjoy it. Makes it worth all the effort.