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Christmas Rock – South Africa


Hi Everyone!

I know it has been years. How are you all doing???

Here is a little post about a place called Christmas Rock on the East Coast of South Africa. Please go easy on me as I am a little “blog” rusty so, I hope that you like it.

PACK THE CAR WE ARE GOING TO THE SEA SIDE!

What a fantastic break! Definitely well worth the 1000 Kilometer drive from Johannesburg to the Eastern Cape. I find with small kids its best to drive at night as much as possible, have breakfast on the way and chill on the first day if possible ūüôā

The Christmas Rock itself used to be a caravan park which closed down about 30 years ago. Probably because of it being very secluded and off the beaten track.  The people who owned stands there stuck around and built houses and it became the community it is today. Consisting of lots of friendly old people that have had way too much sun. The village is surrounded by nature reserve there is no room for the community to grow,  get taken over by holiday makers or become commercialized. This is awesome if you want to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle. I simply loved it here.

Christmas Rock Starfish
My son holding some Starfish and shells he found on rocks

The beaches go on for miles and miles with practically no people in sight. There are also scattered rocky parts that are filled with life and color. We even caught an Octopus!

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Christmas Rock Beach Sunset

It is quite incredible how standing on a quiet beach can give you some perspective.

Christmas Rock beach and rocks
Stunning day on the beach lots of Shells in the sand.
Shells on the beach
I told you that there were lots of shells
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Christmas Rock beach from up on the hill

As Always.
Love and respect.
G

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South African Big Sky Panorama


Had a little fun with this one. The photos used to construct this “Big Sky Panorama” were taken on top of the¬†Moses Mabhida Stadium yesterday¬†with my trusty¬†blogging camera¬†and merged together using Photoshop CS4.

I would like to give Don Charisma a shout for always being an inspiration and I believe I got the whole Big Sky idea from his blog. Head over there for loads of brilliant images.

Hope you enjoy…

South African Big Sky Panorama, Taken with a Pentax Optio WG2
South African Big Sky Panorama, Taken with a Pentax Optio WG2

As with all the photos on TherandomG, I am happy to send you the unbranded original to use for any reason whatsoever. (this one is over 8000px wide, nice and big)

As always.
Love and Respect
G

A Blogging Camera for the South African – Pentax Optio WG2


Funny title I know, Google will probably like it a lot more than you do¬†so¬†let’s leave it at that. I have been wanting to do a post on my Pentax Optio WG2 for quite some time now. This camera definitely¬†deserves a shout… Continue reading A Blogging Camera for the South African – Pentax Optio WG2