24 January 2010

Bloubergstrand to Big Bay

Date: 24 January 2010

Location: Bloubergstrand

Walkers: Helen & Michele

**** Route plotted here ****

We parked in Stadler Road in Bloubergstrand and took a wander northwards.

I enjoyed checking out the houses along the way. There's such a mix along here - lots of modern mansions, but some cute thatched cottages and scruffy old holiday houses too, as well as plenty of regular suburban homes.

We made our way down onto to the sand, past the rocks and onto the main beach. There were lots of people out and about, but this is a lovely wide sandy beach and there's plenty of room for everyone.

The new Big Bay development here had sprung up so quickly. A couple of years ago there was just dune beside the beach, but now there are rows of houses and a huge shopping centre. Oh my, it is horrible!

The beach was littered with a variety of colourful seaweeds. I love them!

The fisherman were on the rocks - surrounded by sea - so planning on staying there until the tide turned I presume :)

On the walk back we got fabulous views back to the city, with Devil's Peak, Table Mountain and Lion's Head clearly visible. Perfection.

(Photos by Helen)


Scraps of Bev said...

An area we do know a little about as our friend Fiona lives out that way...love your pics of the seaweed, must look for some myself to take photo's of.

Did you get my email Helen as I wasn't sure if I had the right email addy!!

Helen said...

Hi Bev. No I didn't receive your email. Please try again!

Scraps of Bev said...

Helen I used the email addy in your profile which for some reason isn't getting through to you perhaps you could phone me on 0791725593 thanks...

Helen said...

Will let you know when we next plan a group walk. Not sure when that will be though, life crazy-busy at the moment :(