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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, February 4, 2011

Mossel Bay South Africa

01 Mossel Bay & Outeniqua Mts R328 Garden Route Western Cape ZA pano (1024x405)

After a wonderful evening in Hartenbos I drove back to Mossel Bay. The southern shores of the bay are lined with awesome cliffs that loom above the thundering surf and the relentless force of the elements has cut out massive caverns.

02 St Blaize Cave below lighthouse Mossel Bay Garden Route Western Cape ZA (1024x768)

The roof of Cape St. Blaize Cave, also known as Bat’s Cave, is over 32.8 feet (10 m) high, it is 39.3 feet (12 m) deep and 72 feet (22 m) wide at its mouth. During an archaeological dig in the 1880's artifacts of the Khoi-San dating back 80,000 years were discovered. Middens consisting mainly of shells indicate that early dwellers lived largely on a diet of shellfish.

03 Lighthouse Mossel Bay Garden Route Western Cape ZA (1024x768)

The history of Mossel Bay is closely linked to maritime activities. The Cape St Blaize lighthouse was erected in 1864 and is the only rock lighthouse on the South African coast.

04 Fisherman Indian Ocean Mossel Bay Garden Route Western Cape ZA (1024x768)

Seems as though people still enjoy what Mossel Bay and the Indian Ocean offer for food.

10 comments:

dAwN said...

You are doing an amazing job with the South Africa tour...
I would have forgotten all i saw by now. I guess you must have taken good notes or just have an awesome memory!

Jo said...

Wow Gaelyn, you're showing me parts of Mosselbay and surrounds I've never seen! Brilliant photos. Have a great weekend. (((hugs))) Jo

Filip Demuinck said...

Nice pictures and bay

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

You keep pulling at my heart strings Gaelyn. Diane

Al said...

Great photos. That looks like a rugged coastline.

Elaine said...

I can see why people have lived at this spot for so long!

Bibi said...

So nice and warm looking, and beautiful as well... I want to go to a warm place...

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent shots, Gaelyn. Beautiful area--thanks for sharing with us. Interesting too. The grandeur of it all. MB

eileeninmd said...

Gaelyn, I have been following your African travels. This looks like a beautiful area, very scenic and pretty. Are you able to go inside the caves? Wonderful photos!

Firefly said...

Mossel Bay really is a popular holiday town and can get very busy in summer, but I can imagine that its a very nice place to live all year round.

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