Ja well, this is an entry taken yesterday for the current photo competition, ‘favourite thing(s)’ An explanation follows –
I initially wanted a picture of our bay (Algoa Bay.) It was a life changer for me, over 20 years ago, recently married, I decided that Johannesburg and the big smoke was no place to raise a family, my wife agreed. One holiday we got in a car and drove Johannesburg – Durban – East London -Port Elizabeth – Wilderness – Cape Town – Johannesburg, a trip of over 2,000 miles.
On our return we compared the relative pros and cons of each of the coastal areas we had visited and decided to upsticks and move to Port Elizabeth. It’s probably fair to say that almost everyday of my life, while driving I see the bay and it reminds me of why I’m here.
I could of course have taken a ‘postcard’ picture of sparkling blue waters, golden beaches and clear skies but then you’d have missed another of my favourite things, rain!
I’ve often written about the water shortages and droughts that strike our part of Africa every 6 / 7 years or so, I’ve learned over the years to never complain about the rain, in fact most in these parts welcome it, we never know when our next dry spell may occur.
And that billboard in the picture (just right of center) is advertising what I hear you ask? Here let me help –
Rugby’s biggest party!
Two more of my favourite things, live top class international or 1st division rugby (Super rugby) at our very own new Nelson Mandela Bay stadium, of which I’ve attended often and frequently written.
Sorry about the grainy enlargement here, but I did want the billboard in the overall shot.
So there you have it OZ (and co-adjudicator(s)) four favourite things for the price of one!