Our next stop: Seeberg Viewpoint

Hallo there hope everything is well on your end.

Our next stop while visiting The Westcoast National Park is Seeberg Viewpoint.

This brought back memories of our previous visit while mom was still alive… She loved coming to the park.

The wind was blowing and it was very chilly but that did not stop us from exploring. The views were extra beautiful with the grey sky and yellow blanket of flowers…

One observation I made during our stop at Seeberg was that the yellow flowers have taken over and only a few white, orange and purple flowers was spotted.

Dad and I talked about it and came to the conclusion that the yellow flowers must be more drought resistant…. Well that’s just our observation….

West Coast National Park: Seeberg Birdhide.

As we entered the park from the Langebaan entrance our first stop is the Seeberg Birdhide.

Over the past few years visiting the park one notice the change in scenery. I love walking on the walkway and capturing my surroundings.

But that day we were not able to leisurely strole down the wooden walkway as always. It started raining. We were very happy about the rain though. Our dams in the Western Cape was at a critical low before the winter and we needed every drop of water we could get.

From a photographers point of view. A cloudy day always makes beautiful photos and the light is perfect. Only down side was the flowers did not open until it was a bit warmer…. But I still had the beautiful landscapes…..

I hope you enjoyed your walk with us. Our next stop will be The Seeberg lookout…..

My Photography Breakaway August 2011: Part 5

On the last day before I returned home Jackie and I went to Jacobsbaai a small little town situated between Vredenburg and Saldanhabaai. There are a few stories to how Jacobsbaai got it’s name. One of these is that the English king entrusted the piece of land to a local known as ‘Jacob.’

I found Jacobsbaai very peaceful. The whole town has dirt roads this help to keep the speeding at bay. While driving from one little beach to the next we spotted the following birds, African Stone Chat, Southern Black Koraan, Egret’s and Kittlitz’s Plover.  The little fisherman’s boats all over the town gives it a small fishing community feel.

The show of wildflowers was absolutely a feast for the eye.  The most beautiful scenery  yellow, white, orange  and a spot of pink here and there. When you go down on your knees you see the bed of flowers and the blue water of the ocean.

Even the local animals are so friendly.  When Jackie and I got out the car to go and take some photo’s on one of the beaches a little Dutchound  came to greet us. As Jackie was taking photo’s he went and sit on her lap. It was so adorable.

Before we returned home we made a quick stop at Bokkomlaan  and then when we turned onto the road to St Helena Bay we saw a lovely rainbow. A perfect ending to a perfect photography Breakaway…

Thank you Jackie and Steven for a lovely time….