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.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Winter is on the way....

But St Francis has such a temperate climate that these chimneys are not for fires to keep the homes warm, but for outdoor braais (barbeques)!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Hanging out

A while ago I featured a cormorant, and mentioned that they like to hang their wings out to dry, but as I could not find the picture I wanted to show you, I included a painting I did of it instead. Well going through my archives this morning, I came across it, so here you have it, not the greatest shot (taken on a video camera which has poor quality stills) but at least you can get the idea!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

the resort

Cape St Francis Holiday Resort started out several years ago as a Caravan park, and had a few chalets too. It has grown over the years, and now has many chalets, a conference centre, and its own restaurant, Joe Fish.

Monday, May 5, 2008


Poles in the carpark overlooking the Full stop surf spot at Seal Point.

Sunday, May 4, 2008


A new development at the port.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

windswept waves

The sea at otters landing can be very beautiful when the waves smash onto the rocky shore.

Friday, May 2, 2008

lookout tower

One enterprising property owner, who wants to sell his plot, built a tower so the prospective buyers could see the lovely 360 degree views that they would have from a 2nd storey window. The plot overlooks the port.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Monthly Theme Day, Numbers

Many of the old buildings in South Africa had the date of completion displayed in some way on the building, which is helpful for historians. This is the lighthouse at Seal Point, completed in 1878. Many other City blogs are participating in this month's theme...

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