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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tuesday,1 December '09: The beaches of the Garden Route were My World for a short break

Mid-November saw me take an unusual pre-Christmas break with my brother, Graham, and his vivacious wife, Di at Sedgefield on the south-eastern coast of the Cape Province.

This area stretching from Mossel Bay to Knysna and beyond is known as the Garden Route of South Africa, named for its spectacular beauty.

Graham is a keen fisherman. He tolerated our sallies into the little coastal towns and the indigenous forests of Knysna as long as he was granted his fishing: early morning and late afternoon. Sadly this area with a climate so temperate and its vegetation so green is now 'Water stressed', a euphemism for drought-stricken that I have not encountered before.

But the beaches with their pink sand and the never-ending rows of breakers are unsurpassed -some of the most magnificant stretches of coastline in the world.

What do the other folk at My World think?

10 comments:

Vicki Lane said...

Absolutely breathtaking! So nice to see a beach that isn't choked with hi-rises and over-built McMansions, as is sadly the case in my part of the world.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful scenic beach. Absolutely stunning shots.

Gaelyn said...

This is gorgeous and I just can't wait to see it this March.

Esther Garvi said...

Oh, the sea is so beautiful!

jeannette stgermain said...

the beauty of the shore line is a breath of fresh air -thanks for sharing!

Judith said...

How lovely and I saw my first snow here, today.

Poetikat said...

Hello! How are you?

Absolutely gorgeous, Eleanor. I had not heard that term "water-stressed" before either. You watch, now it will pop up everywhere!

The location certainly is, "spectacularly beautiful"!

Firefly said...

This drought is stretching all the way past us here in Port Elizabeth as well. We have water restrictions and I am carrying out the kids' bath water to try and get my lawn back to a state of green.

LadyFi said...

Fabulous pictures... I do love pink sand.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful beach and scenic photos from your world.