What good is a morning meeting in Jeffrey’s Bay with perfect early summer weather if one can’t leave a little earlier and go for a walk on the beach? Yeh, says me too. Early morning and not a breath of air in Port Elizabeth so I took a chance and left just after 7am to give myself a bit of time for a walk along the beach at Kabeljous.
The tide was low and water was flowing out of the lagoon through the Kabeljous River mouth. The stream flowed quite strong but I noticed others crossing through where the river and sea met. I tried it and found that it was no deeper than my knee. The walk was on.
The Kabeljous Lagoon, not quite as full at low tide, with the Jeffrey’s Bay wind farm in the distance.
On the far side of the lagoon where the dunes start I found this pyramid of stones. Curiosity got the better of me, it usually does, and I decided to investigate.
A lot of the rocks were painted and has beautiful messages, some actually very inspirational, written on them. It makes one even more curious about who placed it there. My guess, either the local school or youth groups that often have weekend camps in the town.
The view over the Kabeljous Valley from the top of the sand dune…
… and looking back towards Jeffrey’s Bay.
I always urge people to not just look for the big stuff but also the little things as well. There is often as much, if not more, beauty in the little things than the big stuff.
Plough snail trails
Now you tell me you wouldn’t want to do this on a warm windless morning. I wonder when my next meeting in Jbay is…