As an experiment I thought that I’d try and insert a ‘header’ (banner) to my posts, all it is, is a picture suitably cropped and sized to fit the job. I must admit, that so far I’m quite happy with it, it distinguishes my posts from the rest and perhaps it’s something that you may consider.
They represent Algoa Bay, our little niche on the southern tip of Africa which has a diversity of life which is a joy to behold, every day of my life I make a point of driving along a road which has a view of the bay, our bay is rich in marine life, something for which I will be eternally grateful.
The largest colony of African penguins nest in our bay on more than one occasion I’ve picked uo a straggler on a beach and handed it over to our local conservation guys.
What can I say, Jeffreys Bay is considered the home of the perfect wave, one of the seven ‘must surf’ waves in the world. It breaks from right to left (as we are looking at it) it’s continuous, you can ride it for almost a kilometer and a half, it’s a national treasure
Billabong sponsor one of the world events here every year!
Synonymous with the Eastern Cape, I have written extensively elsewhere about Addo. The only national reserve in the world which offers the big 5 in a malaria free environment. It’s a part of the world which I love to travel, thousands and thousands of hectares of bush. (The parks board have successfully laid claim to parts of Algoa Bay and now offer the ‘big seven‘ (Great White shark and Southern Right Whale!)
Sir Rufane Donkin
The stone pyramid and lighthouse are a monument to Sir Rufane Donkin who was the Govenor of the Cape, when in 1820 it was decided to settle the eastern frontier of the Cape colony with British farmers and tradesmen.
The settlement in Algoa Bay was named Port Elizabeth, in memory of his wife who had died in India.
A sad story, I believe that ‘Elizabeth’ never set foot here in the town that bears her name.
I have absolutely no idea whatsoever what a giraffe is doing on a pictoral of this region, I couldn’t care, I nicked the banner anyway!
I think it looks cool and without our grrrrravatars appearing with our posts the banner is perhaps a unique way to personalize our pages.
What do you think?
(By the way I like it and don’t actually care what you think but thought that I’d ask, just to be polite.)