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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Paul Sauer bridge South Africa

01 St Francis Bay N2 W Eastern Cape ZA (1024x768)

St Francis Bay

After a filling home-made breakfast at Seaview B&B and a greenhouse tour I hit the road continuing west on N2 enjoying glimpses of the Indian Ocean…

02 N2 W Eastern Cape ZA (1024x696)

…and the rolling hills of the Garden Route headed towards Tsitsikamma National Park.

03 Paul Sauer Bridge Eastern Cape ZA (1024x768)

First stop of the day was a tourist trap parking lot on the west side of Paul Sauer bridge with a 630 foot (192 m) arch over the Storms River.

04 Under Paul Sauer Bridge over Storms River Eastern Cape ZA (768x1024)

Completed in 1956, the Ricardo Morandi designed bridge is unusual for having inclined spandrel supports that radiate out from the main arch rib.

05 Downstream Storms River from Paul Sauer Bridge Eastern Cape ZA pano (650x1024)

The Paul Sauer bridge is one of the tallest bridges in South Africa standing 405 feet (123.44 m) above the the water.

06 tree sign collage (869x1024)

I stopped into the “gift shop” and bought some cool refrigerator magnets of South Africa’s Big 5 for Berta. Then continued down the road. More coming.

7 comments:

Barb said...

The rolling hills and moody clouds in that photo are wonderful. Is it cold in Yarnell now? Hope the RV is warm!

Nina F said...

I am enjoying the tour of South Africa!

Janie said...

The mountain views are beautiful, and the bridge design is unusual. Tourist traps are ubiquitous, but what would we do without our souvenirs.

Sally in WA said...

Since I seem to have a thing for bridges, I think this one is cool. And the tourist trap, ummm, I mean parking lot must have been similar to the one we stopped in at Cape Foulweather. :)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Ahhhhh those memories again. I have wonderful memories of Storm River while camping with my mother, must be almost 35 years again now, but I have camped there since with Nigel. Great times. Diane

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Thanks for this great pictorial tour. :)Beautiful views!

Firefly said...

The Storms River gets it name from the fact that its a very short river right against the mountains and it doesn't need a lot of rain to raise its level and come down in flood.

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