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The first part showed the Whales, seals, Bats and a few beaches. This part is mainly the historical bits of town.

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This is the Old Rectory when there was a lot of camping due to it being very close to the sea. It is privately owned now and in bad repair, most has been taken over by vagrants.

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Across the road is the wood shed which is also in bad repair. Most of the wood used for window frames have been used for firewood.

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In the foreground is the Wood shed and the Rectory is in the trees now.

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This was an Anchor from one of the first boats to bring in wood.

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When I first came here there used to be a Wagon complete. The problem was that the municipality did not consider this area as Historic so it has been used for firewood and scrap by vagrants.

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The town is usually quiet unless we have a Biker funeral or the Plett Ragerain spider

We do get a few surprises when getting up in the morning but that just life.  🙂

Main Beach is on the far left, the Beacon Isle hotel is on the left of the beach.

This is one of the landing spots on the Main Beach the hotel is then on the right.

If you like Mushrooms, DON`T pick these.

These seem OK, BUT always check before cooking.

Ill finish off with a visitor to the flower garden, this frog is so small it doesnt even bend the flower stem. End of Part Two……………..

 

 

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Today the weather seems very bad towards Cape Town. We have had a Berg wind for the last few days and my climbing beans are looking very wind blown. I had put a shield round them and give them a good watering. The sky is quite overcast today and we have a Velt fire towards Knysna which can be seen on the right hand side of the photo.smoke

Another view from the same site above Plettenberg Bay.

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As you can see, it`s also a bit dark here too. Not a good sunrise today.

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As you can see, the problems in my last blog have only got worse. 🙂 We even had a power outage to add to this, but at least today we have water. 🙂

 

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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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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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