Monday, May 12, 2008

The sun sets on St Francis DP.

When we decided to share a bit of the beauty just down the Eastern Cape coast from our hometown, we were travelling there regularly and able to take new pictures. But we are unlikely to find time to go back for a while, and although we still have tons of photos, they are really variations of what we have already shown you. So for now we plan to take a hiatus from this blog. Hopefully anyone who visits here for the first time will enjoy scrolling back over old posts and enjoying the glimpse we have given you of this breathtaking part of the planet!

We do look forward to welcoming you to Port Elizabeth Daily Photo, which we will be continuing to update daily.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


We recently went to Lesotho ( aptly nicknamed "the Mountain Kingdom") for 9 days, and have been posting photos of the journey on our personal blogs, as we took SOOOOOOOO many! It is such a stunning place, so if you are interested in joining the journey, check out the last few posts.......Arty Fartying Around and the maX files

A rare sight - Oyster catcher

The African black oystercatcher can often be seen in the Cape St Francis area. This is really special, because sadly these birds are in danger of extinction, as their habitat is increasingly being threatened by man.
There are apparently less than 5 000 birds left in the world and it is the only oystercatcher that breeds in Africa.
Oyster catchers mate for life and may live for 35 years. The name is a misnomer, as the birds eat limpets and mussels and not oysters. They do not breed until they are three years old.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

A perfect landing

A sea gull coming in to land at the Port

Friday, May 9, 2008

Candelabra plant in full bloom

This fascinating indigenous plant looks like nothing at all for most of the year, then it blooms and puts on a spectacular show.