As the sunrise is appearing more to my right now the police flagstaffs and antennas are getting in the way. I now have to go to the lookout to get a full sunrise.
From the lookout at the end of the road.
Have you ever wondered why security vans always have to park on red lines on a corner and make it dangerous to other road users ? There are two here at the same time on opposite sides of the road and it`s difficult to get round them when turning. Then there are the guards hiding behind cars with assault rifles, should they ever use them I think more pedestrians would be hit than bank robbers.
Another thing that makes me smile is the fact that as soon as we have an influx of people in town they start road works or line painting.
Along the high street there are pictures of things around Plett. This was taken in the 1930`s and the Rectory was used for camping. In the foreground the ruins of the timber mill can be seen.
This was taken from the same point last year when I had a good look around the historical site.
As you can see the timber mill is in complete ruin, with all the window frames used for fire wood. There are a lot more trees there now and road access to the beach.
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When I saw this in the sky after the sunrise, I thought of `Beam me up Scotty. J
I have put together a few photo`s from around Plett.
In Plett we have `Fricky` who seems to wander around town and get dressed every day with clothing from lost property. Some of the styles are a bit way out and probably done as a joke.
Today he is wearing a car guard top over a tee shirt, swimming trunks, a hard hat and no shoes. He is sometimes wearing a leotard and big boots or two hats and an overcoat. He has very limited vocal skills but has been around for years.
The Matric Rage is still going strong but some look homeless.
Some are still looking for donations and shake tins in your face. Some tee shirts are a bit descriptive, like the one on the left.
There aren`t so many Whales this year but the Dolphins are still around and lead the boat out with some amazing stunts.
Who said Dragons aren`t real. J This looks like a good mock up of a skeleton. I have just cast some Dragons for garden ornaments but one of these would be great to cast.
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This morning I woke at 4 and decided to go down to the lookout point at the end of my road. The trouble with taking the sunrise from my garden now is that there are a lot of obstacles in the way as the sunrise is now over the sea. The lookout area has quite a few interesting bits of equipment around it which I will show later. Every morning this year I have been promising to come down here to photograph the sunrise but have been too lazy so early in the morning. I was a bit late for the crack of dawn as I had a coffee first and took some photo`s from the garden.
The peninsular on the right is Robberg Nature Reserve where I got my photo of the Caracul near the Seal Sanctuary.
There are some interesting walks there and some Bushman caves to be explored.
Thebuilding towards the left is the Beacon Isle Hotel. There used to be a Whaling Sation there before.
At the bottom right of the hotel is the desalination plant which was built last year.
This used to be a storm warning beacon for the Whaling ships and fishing boats which are no longer here.
There is a cellphone mast and large satellite dish here on the right.
On the right of the tank there is the siren that is used by the Sea Rescue Service.
This goes off every Friday at 12 O`clock as a test, it`s like the gun in Cape Town, you can set your clock by it. We have some cell phone masts that are disguised as palm trees which I will put on another blog.
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Have you ever seen a Donkey with such long hair ? That is not to only thing that seemed strange when my youngest Grandkids took me to see it. They told me his name is ` Baby Jesus`, I thought at the time that one of them had names it. My reason for thinking this was, a few years ago the oldest one named a new kitten ` Ginger Spot`. After speaking with my Daughter I found out that it came with the name and is one year old.
There is always a sunrise and sunset, if nothing else in the day is surprising.
This was taken from the same place but on different days.
I was quite taken aback when my Wife thought this would be a good present for my smallest grand Daughter as I am very fond of my pig, Alice. She will eat what I take her and enjoy it, but to think of her exploding is not my idea of fun. Maybe I`m just too fussy when it comes to kiddies games, but it does have a choking warning ( is that for the kids or the pig) J
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Tonight it was quite a colorful sunset for a change. Plett is very noisy tonight as we have the Matric Rage on for the next two weeks. Matrics have taken over the house next door and we are being bombarded with hip-hop and rap music. Luckily we stay up late and get up early, they seem to stay up late and sleep late. While taking these photo`s they were just coming back with a combi full of more matrics as they don`t seem to want to be on these roads after dark. This is quite sensible as there are a lot of accidents here every year they have the Rage. Last year was considered good as only one got killed, it`s a shame but youth always think they are bullet proof, I thought that many years ago.
That was a general view towards the sunset.
This was taken to the left of the sunset.
This was taken from the same spot but with a bit of zoom.
You can take as many photo`s as you want of sunsets or a sunrise and they constantly cange before you eyes, it`s great material.
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I was looking at some of the sunrise/sunset photo`s that I have put on old blogs. Two things have happened over the last few months. The sunrise now is over the sea and is at 4 o`clock in the morning, and the sunset now has to be taken from the end of my road instead of the car park.
Sunrise over mountain.
Sunset from carpark.
Sunrise over sea.
Sunset from end of road.
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We went to see Alice yesterday , she is still getting on very well with Angel. There were a few chickens in her enclosure today as well as an injured Hadida. When we arrived she was laying down and Angel was grooming her back. She didn`t look alive as she was so still, but as soon as I spoke she jumped up and raced over with much snorking and Angel close behind. I put the food into their bowl while my wife fed them their treats. After the two pigs had eaten as much as possible the chickens joined in, even the Hadida grabbed a piece of meat and took it to a corner to eat. I think with living on a form she has got used to sharing with all animals, but she picks out her favorite bits first, and fast.
Then the chicken had their fill while Alice tried the greens.
The Hadida has been like this for a few weeks but still seems eating well.
Alice loves hard boiled eggs so we wait till last, after her brushing. She is so gentle when she takes them.
That was probably a ` thank you` in piggy talk.
Now she is satisfied. J
I have all my visits on video but have had to put some on google because they are too big for emails.
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