SailBlogs
Bookmark and Share
Sailing Gromit
On the Way to the Wild Coast
18//12/2014, Nelson Mandela Country, South Africa

We had a wonderful 5 days away thanks to a generous gift given to us by our friends Jacolette and Joop.

They have a piece of property on the Wild Coast which they offered to let us use. This is a stretch of coast that lies between Port Shepstone and East London - Nelson Mandela country. When they told us that there were 6 cabins on the land, we asked if they would mind if we invited some of our friends along. Peggy and David with their visiting daughter, Phillipa and husband, Joey and their friends who were visiting from Canada were in! We invited Mike and Sue from s/v Infini, but they were leaving to do a passage so they couldn't make it. Too bad. It would have been fun to have them along.

We left Richards Bay early in the morning and drove 9 hours, of which the last hour was so rough and rocky, that the kids and I had to get out of the car and walk because we were bottoming-out too much.

The scenery on the way was stunning. The hills and valleys were breath-taking. If we had had more time, we would have explored the area.

There is a Photo Album: The Wild Coast




Sharks Point
18//12/2014, The Wild Coast, South Africa

.

Sharks Point
18//12/2014, The Wild Coast, South Africa

Wild, rugged and beautiful.

Sharks Point
18//12/2014, The Wild Coast, South Africa

.

Sharks Point
18//12/2014, The Wild Coast, South Africa

View from the top of the hill where we arrived almost in the dark.

We arrived with only minutes of light left and hustled to get our tons of food and stuff down the hill to camp. Mostly we did it in the dark. During that time, we could hear the pounding surf, but couldn't see it. I was wondering what the shoreline must look like to produce such huge crashing sounds and sometimes vibrations, considering how high up the hill we were. We were after all, on the Wild Coast!

Sharks Point
18//12/2014, The Wild Coast, South Africa

This is where the pounding sound was coming from. I got up around 5 every morning, took my tea and sat to watched the waves roll in.

Older ]

 

 
Sailinggromit
Who: Michael, Cornelia, Zoe, Maia, Liam. Photo: In the Highlands of Sri Lanka
Port: Toronto
View Complete Profile »
 
 
Favorites
 
 
Gromiteers
02 May 2012
97 Photos
14 June 2011
43 Photos
 
SailBlogs Friends
Shibumi amazing grace Mysti-Cal RELAPSE 
 
Powered by SailBlogs