Tag Archives: Witsand

WPC: Shine – Blue Glow

These huge “Blue Bottles” (or Portuguese man o’ war marine organisms) washed up on the Witsand beach after days of intense South-Easter (onshore wind) blowing. In the soft late afternoon sun, they shone with a beautiful blue glow. This post is part of the Daily Post | Weekly Photo Challenges | Shine It is also […]

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Witsand – after the storm

These photographs were taken after the same storms that created the flood of urchins featured in the previous post.  After storms with algal blooms (also known as “red tides“), the sea glows at night with bioluminescence. Other posts about Witsand include: A flood of urchins Witsand I: Breede River and Coastline (on the Notes from […]

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A flood of urchins

The Southern Cape has been having above average rainfall this year. The Langeberg mountains close to Witsand received three times as much rain as is usual for October. Heavy rains in mid-October caused the Breede River to flood, and the large amount of fresh water entering the sea at Witsand caused havoc in the Witsand […]

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Witsand II: Dwellings

In following up the previous Witsand post (Witsand I: Breede River and Coastline), I was looking for information about the stone used to build the early houses in Witsand. Piet*, a friend of Willie’s whose family has had property in Witsand for generations, not only answered my question, but gave me some material to read […]

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