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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Gérrard on March 29, 2012, 08:15:14 pm

Title: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (19/5/13)
Post by: Gérrard on March 29, 2012, 08:15:14 pm
I lived here all my life (OK, went to school in Despatch) and I love this town. I could probably have moved to one of the bigger cities years ago, if I had wanted to make more money, but I was not prepared to give up my serenity and quality of life.

Ride with me and come and enjoy what I hope to be an extended trip through my pretty town, where we live a real laid back life (and ride bike as much as possible).

I often just cruise around for the shear pleasure riding a bike gives me, taking the scenic routes to work and back,… or just riding. I see pretty things and now that I have a camera I take pictures (hoping also in the process to learn how to actually do it)

As usual when I ride there’s not much of a plan with this trip, just random pics as I go along. I hope you enjoy it with me.

PE lies on the Northern side of a peninsula engulfing Mandela Bay and capped by Cape Receife.

The light-house.

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Interestingly(provided I remember my high school geography correctly) the same piece of rock that makes up Table Mountain, forms the cape.

Maitlands lies on the Southern side of the peninsula. Occasionally, when I get home from work, my head makes a noise and to clear it I take a ride around and cruise back through the Theesecombe hills. It’s about a 50km round trip and a real pleasure to do.

The view from the Mailand Hill towards Jeffrey’s.

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Hobie Beach lies on the bay. I regularly cruise around Marine Drive, which circles the peninsula, and end up here for an ice-cream(there sits SWAMBO, on this occasion, enjoying a ride with me). You also see Sharkrock Pier.

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On the same ride along Marine Drive you get to Schoenmakerkop, a little sea side hamlet. There is the Sacremento restaurant where I would get a cup of coffee and go sit by the see to ponder things.

Here though is Lyn again, gracing the picture. View to the South.

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In Winter I come and sit here and watch the whales.

That's our ride for the day. Tomorrow I'll take you along the Bakens Valley and to Swartkops.



Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Knucklhead on March 29, 2012, 08:29:27 pm
hey jup, wow what a good idea..well done bud....good for pe

craig
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on March 29, 2012, 08:31:10 pm
hey jup, wow what a good idea..well done bud....good for pe

craig

Lets make it an album. If you have some nice or interesting pics, add them.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on March 29, 2012, 08:45:49 pm
This afternoon I had to go to Amsterdamhoek, a little village on the Swartkops River, to collect some parts from Bikegear. On the way home I passed the old steel road and rail bridges over the river(Old grahamstown Rd) as well as the old coal powerstation.

Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on March 29, 2012, 08:48:22 pm
A more enhanced view  :ricky:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Lem on March 29, 2012, 08:55:29 pm
lyk meer soos die tipe ride report wat jy maar net met die Zen bike moes doen...

maar then again, as jy eers met hom 5de rat haak, bevind jy jouself seker in Oos-London binne 'n paar ure.

Baie mooi dorp daar, Jupiter. Ek was nog nooit daar nie, maar hoop om binne 12 maande daar uit te kom

Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on March 29, 2012, 08:59:12 pm
Caleb is my surrogate grandson and the three and a half year old son of my best friend Innis, whom you might remember from our Baviaans excursions to Rietrivier.

Every Saturday morning we go for breakfast at the Wimpy in the Sunridge Mall. There is this beautiful Witstinkhout tree where I sit and have my coffee. You can see Caleb to the right in his Superman suit  :biggrin:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on March 29, 2012, 09:02:53 pm
lyk meer soos die tipe ride report wat jy maar net met die Zen bike moes doen...

maar then again, as jy eers met hom 5de rat haak, bevind jy jouself seker in Oos-London binne 'n paar ure.

Baie mooi dorp daar, Jupiter. Ek was nog nooit daar nie, maar hoop om binne 12 maande daar uit te kom


Die Zen bike staan en stof opgaar. Ek kan my gat nie van die XT af hou nie. My seun kry een van die dae weer sy learners en het gesê dis sy bike. Ek wil so graag hê hy moet saam my ry en dis die rede hoekom ek die bike van 'for sale' afgehaal het.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Manic on March 29, 2012, 11:08:43 pm
Ek was vandag Port Alfred toe  :ricky:

Nice pics, hou aan gooi Jupie, dit gee my idees waarheen om te ry  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on March 30, 2012, 12:35:04 am
I spent a year in PE in '87 ... loved the place. Had a girlfriend who was a dolphin trainer and was from Kenton so we would take our dogs and an orphan seal pup there for weekends, all on the back of a bakkie. I also worked at the Spur, a Club Rump was R19.95.

Have very fond memories of PE.

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: ShaunF on March 30, 2012, 08:19:36 am
Thanks for sharing, I love P.E  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on March 30, 2012, 09:13:15 am
The Bakens river cuts through PE in an East-West direction and mouths in the old habour. For the most part it flows through a narrow kloof with beautiful scenery, walks and parks. The lower reaches is on my daily scenic route to work. I would often stop here, have a smoke and ponder the day ahead. One needs to have these places.

In the first pic you look down on Setlars Park, a once popular family picnic spot. The second pic is taken to the north with Central on the other side of the valley, where we will vist some more later.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: DJ on March 30, 2012, 09:24:45 am
Wow Jupiter!! You are making me very home sick with these great shots of PE, grew up in PE and haven't been back there enough.  :'(

My sister still lives in Kamma Park.  Must definitely plan a trip to visit "Die Baai" soon.  :ricky:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on March 30, 2012, 09:47:33 am
Wow Jupiter!! You are making me very home sick with these great shots of PE, grew up in PE and haven't been back there enough.  :'(

My sister still lives in Kamma Park.  Must definitely plan a trip to visit "Die Baai" soon.  :ricky:

From Kamma Heights you get one of the best view spots in PE, where on a good day you can see the Hanekam. I'll pay a vist there one of these days.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on March 30, 2012, 10:01:34 am
Like many of the older towns PE had its gentleman's clubs which were popular in the day. Unfortunately the culture has not been preserved and many of them had to close down. Such was the fate of the ST Georges club,  which merged with the PE Club in an attempt to save them.

The PE Club has been around since 1866 and must be one of the oldest in the country. It is situated on Bird Street in Central in one of the most beatiful buildings. Unfortunately it also declined and the building fell in to serious disrepair. In stepped one of our more wealthy residents, bought and restored it, and today it is chambers to a group of us who, as a profession, separate fools from their money.  :imaposer:

The Club on Bird still operates and is open to the public. Give me a ring if you're around and we'll have a nic brekkie.


Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on March 30, 2012, 07:49:18 pm
For the most part PE is built on a hill which gives you these views wherever you go. We stay for a while in Central, one of the oldest, and what must once have been a beautiful part of town. Unfortunately over the years it has deteriorated somewhat, but is getting cleaned up.

On the Northern side of the Bakens valley, on Belmont Terrace sits Fort Fredrick.

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Looking over the harbour from the Terrace

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A wider view over the bay

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Typically what the streets look like. Very pretty.

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And from the other side

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A view from the other side looking up the Bakens valley

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There are many beautiful old buildings in Cental, one of them is the old Athaeneum Club

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Next we’ll go over to Richmond Hill as that’s where I have to meet the Guys for drinks this afternoon and I’ll get some pics along the way.

Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on March 30, 2012, 08:29:34 pm
Lets make a quick stop on the Donkin Reserve on our way to Richmond Hill.

One of our grand old hotels… The King Edward

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The Donkin Reserve. Keep an eye on that flag pole to the left.

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The FLAG POLE. Its humungus and on a good day it flies one of the biggest flags in Africa, if I remember correctly 16m x 8m.( For the sake of rhetoric I might adapt the facts here and there, but its bleddie BIG… one of our claims to fame).

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Today was one of those rare windy days, so the flag was unfortunately down.

The Donkin Memorial. Apparenly, a long time ago, there was this guy, Sir Rufane Donkin, who loved his wife a lot. When she died he built her this memorial. But that was not enough… he even went and named our town after her.  :ricky:

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Central has A LOT of churches, all beautiful, but this one for me is the prettiest… The Holy Trinity. This is the best pic I could get. There’s more to it , but with all the growth around you can’t get a cleaner pic.

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We move across the more modernized side of Central and find ourselves on Parliament Street. This is a viby part of town where the majority of the population has there jol.

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We then cross Russel Rd and find ourselves in Richmond Hill.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on March 30, 2012, 08:48:36 pm
Brings back great memories... ;D
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on March 30, 2012, 09:16:44 pm
Richmond Hill lies next door to Central. Also an old part of town, but restored for the greater part and the place where The Set live and hang out.

It is here that J-dog always winges that we must go for Friday drinks. Stanley street. Its actually quite nice, continental style.

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That’s the spot where we will have drinks later. First we browse around a bit.

From the Hill a view to the West over North end. In the distance you can see our stadium. Later I intend taking you there and show you a better view.

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Typically what the streets look like. It really has become a pretty part of town

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Finally drinks. Today we learned that J-dog really is the nut-case we thought he was not, but that’s another story for another thread.  :imaposer:

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That’s it then for today. Off to home to face reality. Hope you enjoyed the trip as much as I did.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Bosparra on March 31, 2012, 09:04:28 am
Lyk na `n great plek...sal eendag daar uitkom  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: wolfman on March 31, 2012, 02:15:12 pm
Real lovely Jupiter. Great see such a nostalgic look on your beautiful city. Please post a few more pics :geek:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: J-dog on March 31, 2012, 02:21:52 pm
great stuff as usual J  :thumleft: Keep it coming!
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on March 31, 2012, 02:31:26 pm
Real lovely Jupiter. Great see such a nostalgic look on your beautiful city. Please post a few more pics :geek:

 :thumleft: As I live and cruise around here it will be ongoing  as I see things around me. I now always have my camera with me. Lots of catching up to do as well. There's just so much that's pretty its difficult to start somewhere.

Thanks for the other comments. Glad to share and enjoy with you.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: jaybiker on March 31, 2012, 04:36:31 pm
No doubt about it, 'Die Baai' is the only place in South Africa. When the Boeing touched down at Jan Smuts 30 years ago and I stepped off,  looking for the land of milk and honey that I'd been promised, I reported next day as instructed to Home Affairs and The Man said "now before you go for any job interviews, do you know where you expect to be staying?"
Not knowing the place at all I replied  "Somewhere by the coast". He laughed at me and said "Forget it, what I'm asking you is where in Johannesburg do you intend to stay, because you just won't make a living anywhere else". Taken aback as I was I still insisted that I'd come to SA to live at the coast. After a lot of argument he finally agreed to send me to Port Elizabeth, saying
"I guarantee I'll be seeing you again within three months". Well 30 years later I'm still here in the bay, and having seen most of the country I know the best place to be. I've been back to Jo'burg on a few working trips and you couldn't pay me enough to stay there.
Jup, I can't match you for camerawork, but I second your thoughts 100%. Might not be the millionairesville that I was expecting, but I couldn't be happier.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Padrone on March 31, 2012, 05:34:36 pm
Great thanx Jupiter   :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on March 31, 2012, 08:12:49 pm
For the most part it was a rainy, miserable day. I spent the time in my workshop, but when it lifted a bit I went for a spin. No surprise… my favourite Maitland round about.

We have six rivers that run into the see in and around PE, Koega, Swartkops, Papenkuils, Bakens, Maitlands and Van Stadens.

Maitland River mouth

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The famous giant Maitland Dune. Again we won’t let the facts interfere with a good story, but I think it’s the highest dune in South Africa. May not look that on this angle, but you are seeing the back of the dune.

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You carry along the Maitland road past Beech View to Sea View, a pretty see side village

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From there its up the hill again to Cow’s Corner, one of our land marks where to of our main arterials meet, Kragga Kamma and Sea View road.

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Kragga Kamma takes you on a scenic drive back to town

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Linga Longa is this place, along Kragga Kamma, where the bridge crosses the upper-Bakens. In 2006 the old bridge was washed away by the floods.

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Difficult to believe when you see this pic, taken from the bridge, of the ‘mighty’ Bakens. It’s a good hike, or MTB ride, from here to the river mouth. Very pretty.

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See you again in a couple of days. Tomorrow I’m off to Baviaans to find XT JOE for a bit of a ride on our old Tenere’s.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Berm_Rooster on April 02, 2012, 09:51:06 am
Wow Jup! Flippen nice pics!

Ek wens ek kan soms biekie stadiger en net meer KYK om goed raak te sien.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on April 02, 2012, 10:02:08 am
Wow Jup! Flippen nice pics!

Ek wens ek kan soms biekie stadiger en net meer KYK om goed raak te sien.

Moenie worry nie. Dit sal kom met die ouderdom.  :biggrin: geniet die 'rush' terwyl jy kan.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Berm_Rooster on April 02, 2012, 10:07:10 am
Wow Jup! Flippen nice pics!

Ek wens ek kan soms biekie stadiger en net meer KYK om goed raak te sien.

Moenie worry nie. Dit sal kom met die ouderdom.  :biggrin: geniet die 'rush' terwyl jy kan.

Oukei!  O0 :ricky:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Kerritz on April 02, 2012, 11:27:08 am
Lekker man Jup.....wanneer bring jy 'n boek uit?  :thumleft:

Ek moet bieg.....ek het nog altyd gedink (weetie hoekom nie) PE is 'n ou gagga wind verwaaide plekkie maar ek was duidelik verkeerd. Die foties is awesome en ek ek moet se....die plek is nogal heel skoon ook.

Hou so aan....ek geniet dit!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on April 02, 2012, 06:58:10 pm
PE has a lot of parks. This is Trinder Square, just across the road from my office. In the days gone by it use to be a lake where the Guys would take their girlfriends in a rowing boat on Sunday afternoons.

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Just up the road is another one

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I love old buildings and Central has plenty of them. Just on a walk around the block at lunch time

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Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Captain Zef on April 02, 2012, 07:05:19 pm
Baie nice fred
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on April 02, 2012, 07:43:25 pm
I'm glad you're all enjoying it with me. Was not sure what reception the idee would get. Please don't be offended if I don't reply to all the posts. They're all appreciated.

I'll see how long I can keep it up, but there's still a long way to go  :ricky:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on April 02, 2012, 08:03:11 pm
If you asked me what the one modern feature of PE is that makes my heart pump custard, it has to be our stadium. I’caca… The Pumpkin. We are very proud of it.  :biggrin:

I took a round about going home to get you some pics. The best view is from Parson’s Hill. ( I’m just posting all of them)

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On the way home I go through the 3rd Ave Dip, which you guessed it, crosses the Bakens River again. When there’s just a little bit too much rain it floods. You want to see PE drivers get confussed and traffic become a complete mess… you have no idea.  :eek7:

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That's our trip for the day.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 02, 2012, 10:44:46 pm
Beautiful idea for a thread, Gerard, the wife and I also think that PE is a beautiful[small]city. We liked the row of wooden settler's houses, Donkin rd., I think?
I'll be in PE on Thursday morning, till about 12Hoo, on my way to Grahamstown.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Heimer on April 02, 2012, 11:00:16 pm
Jammer Jup - wil nie hijack nie, maar jy bring baie memories terug. Ek het op Uitenhage gewoon vanaf 1963 - 1970

Seaview het geen huise gehad nie. Happy Valley se liggies in die aand was vir ons iets uit die buiteruim.

Daai duin by Maitland was vir my as voorskoolse knaap, een te veel en my Ma moes my telkens daar ophelp (net om my weer te sien afhardloop van die lekkerte)

Die manne het met gepoleerde branderplanke daar afgegly (nog die ou hardboard soort).

Op die foto sien jy my pa (links), my 2 susters en my ma wat my opneem tot bo. (Jammer vir die dowwe gehalte - dis 'n reproduksie van 'n kleurskuifie
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: J-mo on April 03, 2012, 07:19:13 am
Ek bly nou so sewe jaar in PE en ek is nog nie een keer spyt daaroor nie.

Thanks Jup, ek het nog baie om te sien.

Hier het van my suppliers ons bederf met 'n hoppie oor PE. Ons het oor St. Georges park, die ou Oval, nuwe stadium en die ou Boet Erasmus stadium gevlieg. Ons het verby al die PE strande gevlieg, verby Pine lodge en het by Cape Recife terug gedraai, oor UPE terug lughawe toe.

Dit het sommer so paar ander herineringe ook geroer. :thumleft:



http://www.youtube.com/v/7HvtPKf0dEk
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on April 03, 2012, 11:33:17 am
Thanks J-mo, dis nou smart  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on April 03, 2012, 01:00:14 pm
April /May we have our best weather and today is one of those picture perfect mild ones, with hardly a breeze, so I took a walk to the Donkin again.

On the way, a shot down Western Rd of the harbour

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Central has LOTS of churches and they are my favourites

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For Dan,… the Donkin Terrace

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I told you we had a big flag. Had to wait a good few minutes for a nice breeze to unfurl it.

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Another shot of the Bay from the Reserve

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Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Veldbrand on April 03, 2012, 03:43:15 pm
Cool thread Jupe en fantastiese foudies.
Ek het in '79 in Military Rd in 'n woonstel en in '80 in die derde unit van links by 'n tjommie van my gewoon terwyl ek my diensplig gedoen het.
Central plat geloop voor ek my eerste karretjie gerky het.
Dit bring lang memories trug.
Dankie.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 03, 2012, 05:29:38 pm
Thanks Jupiter, ek en my vrou het verlede jaar PE platgestap, en toe gesien dat hul wil restourasiewerk aan Donkin terrace begin, lyk my dit is mooi op dreef? Pragtig. Ons was op in daai vuurtoring.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on April 03, 2012, 06:36:52 pm
On the way back to the office I got this nice one of the Edward Hotel
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on April 03, 2012, 06:49:57 pm
The XT went for a major service, and after buying it back from Yamaha this afternoon, I had to take it for a spin of course. A short detour took me to Lovemore Heights where some of the Larnies live.

Now I’ve told you PE is built on a hill. On top of that hill is the Theesecombe Hills, running form Lovemore Heights in the East to Colleen Glen at Cows Corner in the West. It affords some of the best views of the city.

You’re looking sort of North-East in the direction of the bay

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Darkness has befell us so that’s it for today.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: TornadoF5 on April 03, 2012, 09:15:47 pm
Thanks for the post Jup makes me appreciate what we have all over again!
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on April 04, 2012, 07:37:18 pm
From Central, on the way to the airport, you go through Brickmakers Kloof. At the bottom you cross the Lower Bakens. The bridge was rebuilt after the 2006 floods. Most anywhere you want to go in PE you cross the Bakes somewhere. When its in flood it causes federal chaos  :eek7:

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Looking from the bridge towards the harbour, its mostly industrial area

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We cross over to the other side of the valley and look back across towards Central and the harbour. If you look closely you can see Fort Fredrick towards the right on the hill and the flag in the distance on the Donkin.

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The airport. Can’t get closer because of the fences.

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Across the way is South Deene, where we will one day visit the SAAF museum

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Ready steady go. Had a very nice pic lined up and, on rotation, the camera zoom failed.

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Around the front we have these nice displays

Albertros. Pound for pound, probably the noisiest aeroplane to ever fly

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Impala

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Walmer Park. Our second biggest shopping centre, I think. Very busy place. It would probably fit into a single floor of Tiger Valley,… with room to let.  :imaposer:

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And that is fluit-fluit for today.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Skipskop on April 04, 2012, 09:25:49 pm
Some nice pics.Is the road still closer that connects the valley to rink str ?, use to be a nice short cut . Those Albatrosses are noisy ! A good couple of years back they where still doing the Cape town route and would pass over J-Bay at 3 in the morning ,every day,at about 200ft agl along the beach,wow ,what a sound ,I never complained  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth
Post by: Gérrard on April 04, 2012, 09:39:01 pm
Some nice pics.Is the road still closer that connects the valley to rink str ?, use to be a nice short cut . Those Albatrosses are noisy ! A good couple of years back they where still doing the Cape town route and would pass over J-Bay at 3 in the morning ,every day,at about 200ft agl along the beach,wow ,what a sound ,I never complained  :thumleft:

No, That's Briekkies. First foto in my last post and bottom of the valley in the third pic, you see the new bridge. Been re-routed where Brugstraat used to be.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: wolfman on April 04, 2012, 10:11:06 pm
I just love PE
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Manic on April 04, 2012, 10:18:47 pm
Look at the talent of this dude in the Coffee shop here in PE  :thumleft:

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Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Skipskop on April 04, 2012, 10:51:54 pm
Some nice pics.Is the road still closer that connects the valley to rink str ?, use to be a nice short cut . Those Albatrosses are noisy ! A good couple of years back they where still doing the Cape town route and would pass over J-Bay at 3 in the morning ,every day,at about 200ft agl along the beach,wow ,what a sound ,I never complained  :thumleft:

No, That's Briekkies. First foto in my last post and bottom of the valley in the third pic, you see the new bridge. Been re-routed where Brugstraat used to be.
Thanks, I`ll check it out next time ;-)
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 04, 2012, 11:01:48 pm
Look at the talent of this dude in the Coffee shop here in PE  :thumleft:


Vovo Telo  :biggrin:

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Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Sparticus on April 05, 2012, 11:09:50 am
Wow, I have never really opened my eyes while in PE if these photos are real. Good work and no, I have never heard of a better ambassador for PE -I nominate Jupiter. Ek stuur sommer die WD link na die mayor... :)
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 05, 2012, 11:28:39 am
 :ricky: There are many books with very pretty pictures on PE, but commercialzed. I wanted to do it shot from the hip, as I see and have lived my town for the past 52 years.

Thanks for the comments.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Wayne on April 05, 2012, 12:10:14 pm
A visit to the SAAF Museum is highly recommended.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: J-mo on April 05, 2012, 12:27:48 pm
Beautiful, photies Jup. Did you take photies of the old sandstone chuches in Pearson street, Central?
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 05, 2012, 12:35:46 pm
Beautiful, photies Jup. Did you take photies of the old sandstone chuches in Pearson street, Central?

There are so many churches in Central it will take time to get around to it but I will.

My old offices were in the OASIM building at the top of Pearson Street. From the balcony on the seventh floor you have a 270 degree view of the city. From there, standing in one spot, you can count 27 churches  :eek7:

We'll get around to it still.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: J-mo on April 05, 2012, 12:39:13 pm
Beautiful, photies Jup. Did you take photies of the old sandstone chuches in Pearson street, Central?

There are so many churches in Central it will take time to get around to it but I will.

My old offices were in the OASIM building at the top of Pearson Street. From the balcony on the seventh floor you have a 270 degree view of the city. From there, standing in one spot, you can count 27 churches  :eek7:

We'll get around to it still.

My my, we should call it the "Holy City".  ::)
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: THROTTLE JOCKEY on April 05, 2012, 12:41:58 pm
Its nice to see PE through someone else eye's.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 05, 2012, 06:59:50 pm
One of the most beautiful old buildings in town… the Main Library

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I’m down town at the Square to see what it looks like nowadays. Not been there for quite a while

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The Town Hall with the Square in front. Years ago this was a beautiful park where the busses did their round about. The city fathers have done some stuff to shame our beautiful town over the years, but that’s a story for another day.

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A shot across the square towards the harbour

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The Feathermarket Hall. Inside is one seriously big organ… biggest in the country and rebuilt some years ago from three old organs. On some Wednesdays at lunch I go there and listen to some serious organists play.

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Across the street(behind City Hall) is the Old Post Office building. I see it is at last being renovated.

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Then for the wide shots. First looking up Main Street(Govan Mbeki)…

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… and behind me

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I need to get up-town, but I’m stuck on a one-way so I shoot around to Strand Street where of course we find the Station

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Right next to the Campanile.

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Now this is the one landmark of PE that just about everybody knows, so we have this local joke. If someone asks directions you ask him if he knows where the Campanile is. “Yes” would usually be the self-satisfied answer. You then reply, “ Well, it’s nowhere near there...” and wait for the irritated confusion.

Just a pic down Strand Street. You wanna roll dice with Death… ride your bike here. There are no rules. You own the space you occupy, so long as you bigger than the other oke. Otherwise… get out the way.

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See those fly-overs over head… that’s Settlers Freeway, another ill considered act that spoiled the face of PE forever. I get very angry when I think about it, but one day I’ll tell you.

Its long weekend and don’t know how much I’ll get around, but otherwise, see you next week again.

Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Manic on April 07, 2012, 11:30:45 am
Juppie, vertel die mense waar is die plek  :biggrin:

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Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 07, 2012, 01:45:49 pm
Sacremento, Schoenmakers kop, op die 'wildside' van marine drive.

Is dit jou tappit wa wat hier voor staan  :eek7:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on April 07, 2012, 01:49:30 pm
At the risk of seriously upsetting you  ... I for one, would love to know the story of Settlers Freeway ... never could understand why they built it up there in the first place ?
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 07, 2012, 02:02:58 pm
At the risk of seriously upsetting you  ... I for one, would love to know the story of Settlers Freeway ... never could understand why the built it up there in the first place ?

Its because of the bunny huggers  :eek7: , but practicality as well.

I'll get to it, but first there are a couple of foties I need to get to show the whole story.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Manic on April 07, 2012, 02:47:16 pm

Is dit jou tappit wa wat hier voor staan  :eek7:

Die Wit Conquest, ja dis myne  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 07, 2012, 02:54:41 pm

Is dit jou tappit wa wat hier voor staan  :eek7:

Die Wit Conquest, ja dis myne  :thumleft:

 :laughing4: Ek dink die Honne sticker gee jou weg  :patch:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Manic on April 07, 2012, 03:09:03 pm
Damn  :peepwall:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 07, 2012, 06:27:22 pm
Yesterday I’m on my way to work and realise I’d ‘forgotten’ my office keys at home. Ja, well, no fine,… lets go for a ride.

Marine drive,… and we’ll start with a cup of coffee from the Sacremento Restaurant.

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Sitting on my bench having some serenity

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Willows resort along the way

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All along marine Drive are spots where you can pull off and have a picnic/braai. Don’t think its legal, but no one will bother you.

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Further along there’s a little bay from where you can see the CapeReceive lighthouse…

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… and the back of UPE

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The wide shot

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The South Side

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Bike pics back on the Bay side where Hugo’s roadhouse use to be.

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We get on to Beach Road and at the bottom of Admiralty is this beacon. It’s always been there and I have no idea why ?

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Next we go to Bird Rock with a view towards Hobie Beechy.(I’m just sauntering along the beeches now)

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As I get to Hobie beech I notice big maracas and realise the Splash Festival is on this weekend. This was not a planned excursion and I did not bring a cap. It’s a hot day and I pop in to get myself a lekker  Big Five tappit cap.

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I then go walk around to see what pics I can get.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 07, 2012, 07:21:42 pm
A look towards Humewood beach

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Shark Rock Pier

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More of the festivities

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Hobie beach looking back towards Bird Rock

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I move on and get to Humewood beach

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In the opposite direction towards McArthur’s Baths and Kings Beach

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Where the dolphins use to be

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McArthur’s baths

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Another view of Humewood beach so you can see parts of the old promenade that was retained after the ’68 floods.

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Kings beach with the harbour break water in the far back ground.

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I then leave the beach front and go up Humerail to see what pics I can get of the harbour

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Another view showing you the Apple Train station which is no more. Use to be one of the great features of PE. Wonder where the train is ?

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And the wide shot

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It amazes me what I see on this trip of mine. I think I’m done and head for the freeway. As I enter I notice a building I’ve never ‘SEEN’ before.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 07, 2012, 08:38:05 pm
As I go onto the freeway I get this view of the city centre

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And for the first time in my life I notice that building with the green and yellow tower. WTF ?

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I get off the freeway at Russell Rd and head back towards the Town hall. That building is behind it.

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And so I ‘discover’ the Old Post Office and what a magnificent building, completely neglected and dilapidated.

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Now I can at last understand the fracas of the last few years about the outcry to restore this building. It’s a sorry state of affairs indeed,… and it is a national heritage building.

But then, what building is this that I showed you the other day and that I had always thought of as the Old Post office ?

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It sits at the back of and is attached to the Old Post office so maybe it was part of the office complex and has clearly been restored. Hopefully they still get to the main building.

Interesting thing of the building above is that, many years ago it housed the Baakens Street Police Station at the far end of it, and, where once the Hon. Adv. BJ Voster was a guest of Her Majesty’s colonial government.

And lastly for the day, in sharp contrast, the new Main Post Office building a little further up Govan Mbeki.

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Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Bie on April 07, 2012, 08:41:37 pm
Mooi plekke op ons voorstoep. As ek 'n soortgelyke thread oor Jansenville begin maak ek alles klaar in die eerste post.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Tweets on April 07, 2012, 08:50:29 pm
Thanks JUPE, the ride around the patch is great.  Pity the economy is in free fall tatters, and the province is technically bankrupt. I really think the EC government must shelve their attempts to attract industry.  They must rather go FLAT OUT for tourism. Serious. See around some time again.       
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 07, 2012, 09:03:48 pm
Thanks JUPE, the ride around the patch is great.  Pity the economy is in free fall tatters, and the province is technically bankrupt. I really think the EC government must shelve their attempts to attract industry.  They must rather go FLAT OUT for tourism. Serious. See around some time again.       

You aware that the Chinese have finally started colonizing PE  ??? Huge truck building plant out at Koega !
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Captain Zef on April 07, 2012, 09:10:53 pm
Looks like property down in Brickmakers kloof will be worth a lot soon.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Captain Zef on April 07, 2012, 09:14:04 pm
Tweets tourismn is something one can do on the side to make money. The big money is in industry you should know that and PE is an industrial town.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Manic on April 07, 2012, 10:55:49 pm
Thanks JUPE, the ride around the patch is great.  Pity the economy is in free fall tatters, and the province is technically bankrupt. I really think the EC government must shelve their attempts to attract industry.  They must rather go FLAT OUT for tourism. Serious. See around some time again.       

Ja PE is nie lekker nie, moenie hier kom bly nie  :peepwall:   :laughing4:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: BlueBull2007 on April 08, 2012, 05:01:57 pm
A fascinating thread. Thank you!

It would be interesting to see harbour shots, and also where the car factories are.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 08, 2012, 07:37:32 pm
A fascinating thread. Thank you!

It would be interesting to see harbour shots, and also where the car factories are.

Most of the car factories are in Uitenhage. As for as I know we only have GM and the Ford enjin plant. Access to the harbours are restricted nowadays, but I'll see what I can do  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: J-mo on April 08, 2012, 08:38:55 pm
A fascinating thread. Thank you!

It would be interesting to see harbour shots, and also where the car factories are.

Most of the car factories are in Uitenhage. As for as I know we only have GM and the Ford enjin plant. Access to the harbours are restricted nowadays, but I'll see what I can do  :thumleft:

Just tell the security at the gate you're going to buy chokka bait for fishing.  :mwink:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 08, 2012, 08:44:47 pm
A fascinating thread. Thank you!

It would be interesting to see harbour shots, and also where the car factories are.

Most of the car factories are in Uitenhage. As for as I know we only have GM and the Ford enjin plant. Access to the harbours are restricted nowadays, but I'll see what I can do  :thumleft:

Just tell the security at the gate you're going to buy chokka bait for fishing.  :mwink:

Koega ?
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: J-mo on April 08, 2012, 08:57:46 pm
A fascinating thread. Thank you!

It would be interesting to see harbour shots, and also where the car factories are.

Most of the car factories are in Uitenhage. As for as I know we only have GM and the Ford enjin plant. Access to the harbours are restricted nowadays, but I'll see what I can do  :thumleft:

Just tell the security at the gate you're going to buy chokka bait for fishing.  :mwink:

Koega ?
Nee, PE hawe
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: grizz on April 10, 2012, 07:48:29 am
Great thread and pics mate.

Thanks for posting.

Just showed my English wife and she says it is much nicer than where we live.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: DeonS on April 10, 2012, 08:04:50 am
 :happy1:

Mail and some foties sent.

Keep it up, love this!

Grew up in Uitenhage, went to UPE '77-'80, nice to see all those places again.

groetnis
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: XT JOE on April 10, 2012, 03:41:48 pm
Hi Jup, Thanks, very nice, could you get some some pics of the outlying suburbs like Uitenage and Despatch, i'm sure there is a bunch of clowns here that got schooled there like at the Waterford Hotel  :mwink:, cant remember the other main street pub, damm that M.O.T.H Hall used to be the place for disco's on saturday nights, imagine Nazareth music and the roadhouse below Daniel Pienaar hostel on the way out of town, shew that was a while back
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 10, 2012, 03:48:37 pm
Hi Jup, Thanks, very nice, could you get some some pics of the outlying suburbs like Uitenage and Despatch, i'm sure there is a bunch of clowns here that got schooled there like at the Waterford Hotel  :mwink:, cant remember the other main street pub, damm that M.O.T.H Hall used to be the place for disco's on saturday nights, imagine Nazareth music and the roadhouse below Daniel Pienaar hostel on the way out of town, shew that was a while back

Thanks... that cut me real deep(read the first post again  :eek7:)  :imaposer:

I'll make a plan, but the schedule is getting hectic.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: GEE-SH on April 10, 2012, 03:59:56 pm
Jupiter, die wit gebou oorkant die Feather Market, is die Munisipale Raadsaal
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 10, 2012, 04:31:37 pm
Jupiter, die wit gebou oorkant die Feather Market, is die Munisipale Raadsaal

OK, thanks. Wat ek van hom onthou is dat Bakensstraat polisie daar was in my kinderdae.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on April 10, 2012, 07:54:26 pm
What happened to the Oceanarium ... has it closed down ? :(
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 10, 2012, 08:00:18 pm
What happened to the Oceanarium ... has it closed down ? :(

Oceanarium is still there of sorts... couple of seals doing the trick and the fish in the tank. Not so well kept anymore. No more dolphins  :(
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: grizz on April 10, 2012, 08:29:38 pm
What happened to the Oceanarium ... has it closed down ? :(

Oceanarium is still there of sorts... couple of seals doing the trick and the fish in the tank. Not so well kept anymore. No more dolphins  :(


Just went through the thread in slo-mo and enjoyed it again.

I spent time in the 70's in Kabega Park school while living in Rowallan park.

Then after my national service I was a student and worked in PE for 8 years, then Cape Town for 6 years, and back to PE for 6 years before moving to Mud Island.

These pics have really made me realize what a lovely town PE is.

Personally I had more than one happy visit to the Oceanarium, but am more happy with Dolphins being free.

Thanks again fr posting.

You have a PM coming.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 10, 2012, 09:35:04 pm
Onthou die Merino slaghuis. Daai mense KEN van hul vleis. En so vriendelik!
Dankie Gerard!
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 10, 2012, 09:53:29 pm
Hi grizz. Glad you enjoy the thread. Got the PM and will chat later.


Onthou die Merino slaghuis. Daai mense KEN van hul vleis. En so vriendelik!
Dankie Gerard!

As 'n ou die moeite wil doen om af te ry Noord-Einde toe is daar nie beter nie. Bly julle het dit geniet.

En daar vergeet ek weer die fotie. Ons sal maar weer moet kuier  :ricky:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: spoedvark on April 10, 2012, 10:31:33 pm
Thanks for sharing Jupiter. Brings back memories of the 4 years i spent in PE "STUDYING!"  But did not see all these sights. More the inside of the Pig and Whistle and Lillies etc.... You know how students "TORE"!!!!
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: wolfman on April 10, 2012, 11:07:22 pm
Look at the talent of this dude in the Coffee shop here in PE  :thumleft:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee90/PJVT/4974ff07.jpg)


Now this dude really has a lot of talent!
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Vis Arend on April 11, 2012, 08:17:03 am
Flippen mooi, dankie vir die deel en moeite.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Mango Jack on April 11, 2012, 02:58:21 pm
Well Done Jupitor, Great pic's as stated earlier in thread would make a great broucher of the friendly city. I'll see what I can dig up of Amstadam Hoek, Tippers creek, BWB & Wells Estate...
I wanna come home  ... :'(
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: cracklin on April 11, 2012, 05:23:36 pm
Amsterdamhoek must be unique in a SA context. What other estuary of this size is in a major metropolis.

PE for me is a well kept secret!
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on April 11, 2012, 09:59:31 pm
What happened to the Oceanarium ... has it closed down ? :(

Oceanarium is still there of sorts... couple of seals doing the trick and the fish in the tank. Not so well kept anymore. No more dolphins  :(

Damn... that's bad news, in '87 my girlfriend was one of the trainers ... we had Simo, Dolly, Dimple and the Spinner ... I know that they died but thought some had been re-introduced.... we had 7 rescued dolphin rehabilitation attempts that year...none successful.

I'm loving this CR !


Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Wayne on April 11, 2012, 10:24:16 pm
Hi Jup, Thanks, very nice, could you get some some pics of the outlying suburbs like Uitenage and Despatch, i'm sure there is a bunch of clowns here that got schooled there like at the Waterford Hotel  :mwink:, cant remember the other main street pub, damm that M.O.T.H Hall used to be the place for disco's on saturday nights, imagine Nazareth music and the roadhouse below Daniel Pienaar hostel on the way out of town, shew that was a while back

Ah! The Waterford Hotel. A buddy first introduced Depth Chargers to me there. Almost a second home back in the day.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Clockwork Orange on April 12, 2012, 08:09:51 pm
Fantastic thread!!! Brings back so many memories of growing up in PE. Loved the pic of the Cape Receife Lighthouse. My mates Dad was the lighthouse keeper there and they used to live in the flat below the lighthouse. Had many a wild party there when I was younger.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 12, 2012, 09:03:07 pm
Glad you all enjoying it. Sorry for not posting the past couple of days. I do work now and again  :biggrin: I'll see where I can get around over the weekend again.

Problem with winter coming, is the darkness in the morning and early evening, which hampers my picture taking to and from work.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Firecoast on April 12, 2012, 09:04:32 pm
Dis beslis ek en die Oos Kaap in Desember!

Lekker gelees... dankie Oom Juppie!
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 12, 2012, 09:06:22 pm
Dis beslis ek en die Oos Kaap in Desember!

Lekker gelees... dankie Oom Juppie!

 :patch:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: JMOL on April 12, 2012, 10:05:16 pm
Dankie Jup.  Dis nou 'n plesier om die te lees.  Onthou nog toe ons op Cradock gebly het, dan het jy vd naweek altyd "Baai" toe gegaan  :biggrin:

Al die liggies en dinge was darem mooi gewees daai jare.

Dink elkeen van ons moet so iets doen van sy dorp / stad waar hy bly.

Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: GEE-SH on April 13, 2012, 07:43:39 am
Dis n goeie plan!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Captain Zef on April 14, 2012, 08:33:39 am
Dis beslis ek en die Oos Kaap in Desember!

Lekker gelees... dankie Oom Juppie!

 :patch:

Bhahahah Oom ;D
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 14, 2012, 09:39:50 am
Hey Marissa, wat se ge-oom is dit? Die man is net so jonk soos ek. :ricky:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: AntonW on April 14, 2012, 11:38:16 am
Nice thread, I lived in PE from early70's till 80. I have hardly been back, I can not believe the changes.

keep it coming J
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: triple2stroke on April 14, 2012, 12:24:48 pm
Hey Jupe - brilliant report! My roots on mother's side is there, she grew up there, used to work in the old Railways Office close to the Campinile. I still have family living there, in Victoria Park, across from the Victoria Park High. All our holidays was spent @ Willows.... I did a stint in the Tek in Russel Road, and we stayed at the YMCA. Of course, right in the middle of the two places used to be The Farmer's Home hotel, and we contributed hugely towards making their books balance that year!!  :D We used to "study" for the exams in Happy Valley, strengthened by a case of beer per person per study session...... :biggrin: (and we passed!!)
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 14, 2012, 12:31:21 pm
Hey Jupe - brilliant report! My roots on mother's side is there, she grew up there, used to work in the old Railways Office close to the Campinile. I still have family living there, in Victoria Park, across from the Victoria Park High. All our holidays was spent @ Willows.... I did a stint in the Tek in Russel Road, and we stayed at the YMCA. Of course, right in the middle of the two places used to be The Farmer's Home hotel, and we contributed hugely towards making their books balance that year!!  :D We used to "study" for the exams in Happy Valley, strengthened by a case of beer per person per study session...... :biggrin: (and we passed!!)

I worked in Hawe Eise, in '79, in a building that now lies next to the freeway. Will take a pic.

In this pic its just behind the Sturrock building off where Jetty Street used to be, Ah ! The memories.

Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
Post by: Gérrard on April 14, 2012, 06:30:34 pm
Was chatting to Bosparra a while back and he mentioned that a lady friend of his owns the shop in Blue Horizon Bay and, if I ever go around there, I must give his regards. BHB is on the way to Van Stadens River mouth and I had not been around there in years.

Today was one of those perfect, tranquil PE Autumn days, and I need little excuse to go gatskuur.

The nice thing about PE is you point your front wheel South West, away from the Bay, and within five minutes you're out the suburbs and into the country side. There are many little back roads where you can just cruise around for hours to escape it all.

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/2327/1001195j.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/88/1001195j.jpg/)

I take the Upper Draaifontein turn-off and in the Surrey Hills, accross the little valley, is this little house. One day I want to sit on its stoep and write my story.

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5910/1001196rf.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/13/1001196rf.jpg/)

Out on van Stadens Rd I get a beautiful view of the Lady Slipper

(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/2706/1001197o.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/41/1001197o.jpg/)

A little further along, looking in the opposite direction, towards Maitlands mouth(that little ‘nick’ in the hills is where the gorge is)

(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/9859/1001198x.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/842/1001198x.jpg/)

It’s at least twenty five years since I’ve last seen BHB. When I take the turn-off I am astounded. From what was a sea-side village is now a full blown coastal suburb

(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/858/1001199w.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/809/1001199w.jpg/)

(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/7889/1001200m.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/718/1001200m.jpg/)

It’s difficult to get the full picture of it, as the place lies tucked into the folds of a coastal escarpment. BHB lies between Maitland and Van Stadens River mouths. On the far end you can see the Maitland Hill, with Beach View and Sea View in the back ground.

(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/5066/1001201i.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/638/1001201i.jpg/)

And I did not get to see Bosparra’s lady firend  :biggrin: … Sorry Wynand, sy was nie by die winkel nie, maar ek het die groete oorgedra. Sal weer ‘n draai maak.  :thumleft:

I take a few more pics and head for Van Stadens,... where I have some good memories.  :ricky:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town(14 April 2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 14, 2012, 07:40:34 pm
Cruising down the hill towards Van Stadens

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/7001/1001203s.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/40/1001203s.jpg/)

It’s no longer the rustic little sea-side resort(with longdrops) as it was in my high school days when I camped here in December holidays with my sweetheart and her parents

(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/7554/1001204.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/252/1001204.jpg/)

(http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/3286/1001208.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/802/1001208.jpg/)

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/6345/1001209.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/513/1001209.jpg/)

The mouth

(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/3629/1001205a.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/818/1001205a.jpg/)

Looking back towards the gorge

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/1687/1001206qm.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/29/1001206qm.jpg/)

Further up the gorge you of course find my favourite bridge

(http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/7238/1001159b.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/803/1001159b.jpg/)

That spot under the trees is where I camped as a kid

(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/6062/1001210ua.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/718/1001210ua.jpg/)

Now this little dune we see in front has a story. On 23 December 1983 I sat on the other side of it, in a beautiful romantic sunset setting, and told my beloved she was going to marry me.   :ricky: (I don’t believe in democracy, so she did not get to vote  :eek7: ) She is still my beloved.  :3some:

(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/3493/1001207u.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/600/1001207u.jpg/)

On the way back I get another nice view of BHB

(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/5889/1001211d.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/853/1001211d.jpg/)

You cruise amongst the hills all the time

(http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/1231/1001212x.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/1001212x.jpg/)

On the way back I take the turn off to Sleepy Hollow, a very nice camp spot in the Maitland gorge, and you cruise down this nice little pass to get there

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/5843/1001214.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/209/1001214.jpg/)

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1931/1001213yk.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/88/1001213yk.jpg/)

On the way home towards Cow’s corner. People live all over in these hills

(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/1971/1001216q.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/38/1001216q.jpg/)

Last stop for a cold one. Very popular biker spot at Cow’s Corner

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8299/1001218pg.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/1001218pg.jpg/)


Have a good weekend and ride safe.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town(14 April 2012)
Post by: subie on April 14, 2012, 08:07:48 pm
Het so n Kombi gehad met bed en sulke goed in. Op die kant was die LP cover van Bad Company geverf (die een met die dagga plant op) Vrydag aande het ons op kingsbeach opgery tot daar waar die kombi vassit en net daar het ons geparty tot Sondag en die kombi dan uitgesleep of gestamp met n ander bakkie tot hy op eie stoom kon loop. Ons het daar op die beachfront in woonstelle gebly.
Pendennis court (penis court),Bella Fatima en kan nou nie ander plek onthou nie. Ek dink dit was in pendennis court ,eerste vloer wat ons n braai op stoepie gemaak het en die brandweer uitgedraai het want die vlamme lek by ou bokant ons se stoepie in.
Lekker ou PE. Baakenstraat polisiehet net 2 of drie blanke selle gehad,gereeld gekuier daar,op die dik matjies geslaap en oggend wakker geword met koerante of posmense wat lorries laai om pos te gaan aflewer dan hoor jy omtrent vir n uur lank hoe skree hulle al die local dorpies se name uit.
Ai een keer n maplotter altyd n maplotter. O0

 :ricky:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town(14 April 2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 14, 2012, 08:23:47 pm

Ai een keer n maplotter altyd n maplotter. O0

 :ricky:

As jy foties het, scan en gooi hulle.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town(14 April 2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 15, 2012, 05:34:19 pm
It’s a cool, blustery day, but its Sunday, official riding day, so we ride. We’ll go a little out the envelope, but it’s still PE.

You’ll remember this photo from yesterday. We’re looking at the Southern (front) side of Lady Slipper where we going to do most of today’s sight seeing.(I want to show you something special)

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/6569/1001197g.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/843/1001197g.jpg/)

I use to fly radio control aeroplanes and decide to first make a turn at the Airfield. It’s in St Albans and I take Old Cape Rd. Time for some gravel.

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/6955/1001220a.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/841/1001220a.jpg/)

In the background you see Lady Slipper, so you get the idea where we are.

There’s no one at the Airfield. Bunch of woozies. Just a strong breeze and they hide under the covers. Waar’s jy Cappie ? In my days…

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/1073/1001221j.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/209/1001221j.jpg/)

The PE Radio Flyers must have one of the best facilities in the country

(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/3189/1001222.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/407/1001222.jpg/)

I decide to ride around the mountain and head for Rocklands. Uncle Freddies, on the way to Elands River and Baviaans, one of our landmarks when route planning.

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/9624/1001223cz.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/26/1001223cz.jpg/)

Going West we pass the back of LS

(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4946/1001224v.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/135/1001224v.jpg/)

Fitchat’s Corner where old cape and Uitenhage Roads meet/split

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/4944/1001225l.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/684/1001225l.jpg/)

We go around the mountain and now we at the front side of Lady Slipper…

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/5500/1001226z.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/201/1001226z.jpg/)

… on this road, that runs all along its foothill, and at the end of which is the treat(We’re heading west again)

(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/5646/1001227k.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/593/1001227k.jpg/)

We are heading towards the Upper Van Stadens gorge, which is above the N2 road bridge(THE BRIDGE ! ), and there we find…

THE HIGHEST narrow gauge rail-bridge in the world. Ain’t it just a beauty ?

(http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/3017/1001228.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/859/1001228.jpg/)

(http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/7027/1001231y.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/1001231y.jpg/)

Its quite a trick to get around and onto the bridge

(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/5531/1001232ux.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/515/1001232ux.jpg/)

And just to make sure you did not blink and miss it… another one

(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/8704/1001233z.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/407/1001233z.jpg/)

Different views

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/6188/1001234f.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/846/1001234f.jpg/)

(http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/2075/1001237t.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/835/1001237t.jpg/)

The Story

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/2271/1001238ll.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/268/1001238ll.jpg/)

A view of the gorge above the bridge…

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/583/1001235u.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/441/1001235u.jpg/)

… and below

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/8808/1001236yk.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/854/1001236yk.jpg/)

Its time for coffee before we continue and I head for Falcons Rock, back along the road. It sits against the mountain and is very pleasant.

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/954/1001239je.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/684/1001239je.jpg/)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7265/1001240gz.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/84/1001240gz.jpg/)

And who comes to say hello ?

(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9445/1001243e.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/214/1001243e.jpg/)

Some okes you just can’t take anywhere

(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/7844/1001244j.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/831/1001244j.jpg/)

Bloody werfetter… that chick did not know what hit her.

(Back in a while.)
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town(14 April 2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 15, 2012, 06:22:41 pm
It’s been some years since I’ve driven through the Van Stadens flower reserve. Lots of fynbos and Proteas.

This is where you find it. You’re looking West on the N2 and THE BRIDGE is just there where the road dips. The reserve and Lady Slipper lies to our right.

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There’s a gravel road that runs around the reserve which lies on the gorge. It’s a pleasant soothing ride amongst all the pretty

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Lady Slipper. You can see the kloof where we visited the rail bridge earlier

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And what a nice surprise… I come around a corner and there is THE BRIDGE. Never seen this view before

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It’s a very worthwhile ride if you like open space

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Just up the road from the reserve, across the N2, lies Woodridge College on the lower part of the gorge, in a forest. What a pleasure it must be to go to school here.

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All I remember about it is that it had the toughest, knee ripping cross-country course I ever raced on.

All over are these little forest tracks and I go mosie around a bit.

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Time to call it a day. I’ve been cruising for four hours and it’s time to get home and face reality again.


Hope you enjoyed the trip with me ?


Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town(14 April 2012)
Post by: Captain Zef on April 15, 2012, 06:25:22 pm
No I don't fly in this weather. Not fun.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town(15 April 2012)
Post by: grizz on April 15, 2012, 08:19:00 pm
Just had to check in on this thread.

Most of the roads you rode, I used to ride.

Bliksem, jy sal maak dat ek my hele lewe hier los en terug kom net vir n week se rondloop in en om PE.

Stunning pics, and much memory lane riding for me.

Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town(15 April 2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 15, 2012, 09:51:22 pm
Ek hou mos nou daarvan om sommer net rond te ry, maar wil nie altyd 'n ver trip doen nie en dis wat so lekker is van hier bly. Vat nou gister en vandag.

Die trips het so drie na vier ure gevat en was elk net so oor die 100km lank, tog was ek nooit verder as dertig km van die huis af weg nie.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town(15 April 2012)
Post by: Bosparra on April 16, 2012, 09:48:12 am
Het vanoggend met Annemarie op Skype gesels....sy het die boodskap gekry, dankie Jupiter. :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town(15 April 2012)
Post by: Kerritz on April 16, 2012, 10:22:57 am
 :wav:.....lekker Jup!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town(15 April 2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 16, 2012, 06:29:42 pm
Het vanoggend met Annemarie op Skype gesels....sy het die boodskap gekry, dankie Jupiter. :thumleft:

My plesier

:wav:.....lekker Jup!  :thumleft:

Jy's te gaaf  :biggrin:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town(15 April 2012)
Post by: Hotwire on April 16, 2012, 11:26:31 pm
Net eers dankie se vir Jupiter vir die great thread wat hy begin het!
Aangesien daar iemand was gevra het oor die fabrieke ens. het ek gedink ek sal
vir jul n foto neem van Volkswagen en asook n paar foto's van hoe Uitenhage lyk!
Eerste 3 foto's is voor aansig van Volkswagen
Dan volg die Foto's van n uitkyk punt oor Uitenhage waar mens Die Trein Stasie,
Kanon Heuwel en asook die grootste gedeelte van die dorp kan sien.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town(15 April 2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 16, 2012, 11:44:00 pm
Mooi man, maar kan nie figure waar jy gestaan het met die laaste foties nie. Daar is ook baie mooi ou geboue. Sit hulle op as jy kans kry om die foties te neem.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town(15 April 2012)
Post by: Hotwire on April 16, 2012, 11:47:05 pm
Dit is net bokant my huis, bo op die heuwel. Daar kan mens amper die hele Uitenhage sien!
Ek sal gou more of oor nore kyk of ek gou van al ons ou geboue kan foto's kry!
 :mwink:

Ek hoop ek het dit nou reg gedoen, maar hier is n file attached vir die uit kyk punt waar ek die fotos
geneem het van Uitenhage en Volkswagen
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (16/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 17, 2012, 10:39:17 am
En onthou om vir ons mooi te vertel wat ons sien  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (16/4/2012)
Post by: XT JOE on April 17, 2012, 04:40:36 pm
Damm, dis nou mooi, die foto van VW, die stasie. Ek het darem n paar myle gestap, toe fiets en later met n dodelike MT50 honda hier in gekuier.  Hotwire, in die dorp self waar die "infamous" hotelle sit (wat is die ander een behalwe die waterford) As jy dalk verby Daniel Pienaar gaan of ander odds and ends

 dankie Hotwire

Jup :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (16/4/2012)
Post by: subie on April 17, 2012, 04:50:38 pm
Damm, dis nou mooi, die foto van VW, die stasie. Ek het darem n paar myle gestap, toe fiets en later met n dodelike MT50 honda hier in gekuier.  Hotwire, in die dorp self waar die "infamous" hotelle sit (wat is die ander een behalwe die waterford) As jy dalk verby Daniel Pienaar gaan of ander odds and ends

 dankie Hotwire

Jup :thumleft:

Moet tog nie die ou Governer vergeet nie. Uitenhage se meisies was "die beste " in die land as jy hulle boeties kon moer   :imaposer:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (16/4/2012)
Post by: Hotwire on April 17, 2012, 06:12:38 pm
Damm, dis nou mooi, die foto van VW, die stasie. Ek het darem n paar myle gestap, toe fiets en later met n dodelike MT50 honda hier in gekuier.  Hotwire, in die dorp self waar die "infamous" hotelle sit (wat is die ander een behalwe die waterford) As jy dalk verby Daniel Pienaar gaan of ander odds and ends

 dankie Hotwire

Jup :thumleft:


Hallo XT JOE!!

Plan is om nog in die week die foto's te neem, en sal soveel as moontlik in kry vir die dag!!!
Ek bly net so dus kant Daniel Pienaar HTS so sal sommer so met die verbykom slag n foto of 2 neem!!

Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (16/4/2012)
Post by: Hotwire on April 20, 2012, 03:44:32 pm
@XT Joe1!
As Promissed!!

The 3 Hotels exept tThe Waterford!!!

1. The Governer:  I will not go there!!!!
2. The Crown:  Closed Down
3. The Rose and Shamrock
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (16/4/2012)
Post by: Hotwire on April 20, 2012, 03:54:41 pm
Dan is die Volgende Foto's van die HTS Daniel Pienaar en HS Strilitzia!!

Ok dit is net die ingang, sal kyk oor die naweek om in te ry en meer van die skool self te neem!

Goeie ou dae daar gehad met ou Blacky in die skool.

Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (16/4/2012)
Post by: Hotwire on April 20, 2012, 04:07:05 pm
En dan vir bietjie geskiedenis, ek is nou nie n man van gevleulde woorde soos Jupiter nie maar hie is n link na die
geskiedenis oor die volgende foto's

1. Ou Poskantoor gebou:  http://www.sahistory.org.za/places/uitenhage (http://www.sahistory.org.za/places/uitenhage). Die gebou was verlede jaar weer n       
    bietjie opgeknap!!!!
2. Drostdy Museum: Die een is gekoppel aan baie van Uitenhage se geskiedenis en is direk gekoppel aan Cuyler Manor
    
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (16/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 20, 2012, 06:38:20 pm
Daar's die link nou mooi gesort   http://www.sahistory.org.za/places/uitenhage
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (16/4/2012)
Post by: Hotwire on April 20, 2012, 06:53:21 pm
Dankie Jupiter!!

Ek het nie eers opgelet nie maar ek het dit reggemaak nou!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (16/4/2012)
Post by: spoedvark on April 20, 2012, 09:46:03 pm
Jup, Mr P unfortunately out for our ride next weekend to Lesotho. So how hard are you gonna be working???? The gap is there???? Any takers????
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (16/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 20, 2012, 10:56:33 pm
Jup, Mr P unfortunately out for our ride next weekend to Lesotho. So how hard are you gonna be working???? The gap is there???? Any takers????

Thanks, but I'm stuck and as much as I want to get around it , I can't. And believe,... it takes a lot to keep me from a ride, especially Lesotho with the bike I bought just for that ride. Consolation is I am doing it later in the year after the Nat Bash.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (16/4/2012)
Post by: XT JOE on April 21, 2012, 08:02:23 pm
 :thumleft:, ek onthou die "blackie" ek was n jaar in die koshuis, die moer kon n lat swaai. In die oggende na n "khati" breakfast, 6 snye brood met peanutbotter en stroop in papbord en dan koffie daaroor stap ons om sportvelde skool toe vir n vroeg oggend smokebreak om dan uitgevang te word deur Mnr Swart wat stilleties aangesluip kom in die sirkel van skelmrokers en dan nog vra vir n light  :dousing:

Dankie, meer fotos welkom  :mwink:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (16/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 24, 2012, 04:10:31 pm
This morning I had to go to my old office building up the road(OASIM) to pick up some papers. It’s another beautiful day and I thought to get some foties from the seventh floor open balcony, which gives you a 70 degree view of the city… NW to SW.

Panning from NW to SE

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Panorama pic

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You can stand on this one spot and count 24 churches. The very beautiful St Marks in Pearson Street

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We move around and view SE to SW. First St Georges Park

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Lovemore Heights in the distance

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The busy Rink Street with the Oval in the background. There at the top of the road is where my son wrote his bakkie off last Monday.

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The panorama view

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Sorry I’ve been away for a while, but with winter coming it’s been difficult to get around before dark.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/4/2012)
Post by: AntonW on April 24, 2012, 04:31:25 pm
In valley rd near the bottom of Brickmakers there was a huge tree (half a tree) that grew out off the cliff face. Is it still there? Use to drive pass it on the way to school. I really liked that tree.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 24, 2012, 04:36:12 pm
In valley rd near the bottom of Brickmakers there was a huge tree (half a tree) that grew out off the cliff face. Is it still there? Use to drive pass it on the way to school. I really liked that tree.

On my way past there just now. Will have a look for you.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 24, 2012, 09:06:29 pm
Ouman, one of the Worshonde, was in town and called me for a drink. I suggested we have an early supper down at the beach front, as I had some pics to take that way.

AntonW mentioned this tree in Lower Valley Rd That always fascinated him.

In valley rd near the bottom of Brickmakers there was a huge tree (half a tree) that grew out off the cliff face. Is it still there? Use to drive pass it on the way to school. I really liked that tree.

This whole cliff was covered in trees, so can’t be that.

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A little further down though I found these three Wild Figs growing against the cliff face. Could be it.

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Some time ago DeonS sent me some old pics of PE. This is one of them… Happy valley demolished by The Shark River in the ’68 floods.Who still remembers the shop

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More or less the same angle

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Those steps are where the shop used to be

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Looking up the valley. Very pretty.

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Then while waiting for Japie I played around with the camera settings in the late afternoon sun  and took some pics along the beach front, which I’ll tell you about tomorrow.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/4/2012)
Post by: XT JOE on April 25, 2012, 07:09:26 am
Nice Jup, ek onthou Happy Valley van 30 jaar terug, damm dis lank. Die Red Windmill  was mos daar naby, het jy nie n ou foto daar nie :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 25, 2012, 07:49:30 am
 :ricky:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/4/2012)
Post by: XT JOE on April 25, 2012, 11:16:36 am
 OK for my next request i would like to see ............ Cheers Jup :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 25, 2012, 12:18:20 pm
OK for my next request i would like to see ............ Cheers Jup :thumleft:

Anytime  :thumleft: I do requests with pleasure when I can get around to the spot.  :ricky:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 25, 2012, 12:28:54 pm
Just some more pics I took around The Windmill, Hobie and Humewood beach while waiting for Japie. We’ve been around this area before, so lets the pics just talk.

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And then I ran out of light.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/4/2012)
Post by: XT JOE on April 25, 2012, 02:52:13 pm
 :thumleft: gooi bietjie noord daar vir despatch se vallei
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 25, 2012, 02:55:11 pm
:thumleft: gooi bietjie noord daar vir despatch se vallei

Yep, gaan so maak, want dit begin nou nodig lyk om so bietjie uit te brei. Die dat ek ook maar die heading verander het. Gedink om die naweek bietjie daar 'n draai te ry  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/4/2012)
Post by: Kaspaas on April 25, 2012, 03:25:01 pm
Ek weet dit is bietjie verder aan maar het julle nie n paar mooi fotos van Elandsrivier nie.
Dit is waar ek groot geword het. Het natuurlik nie self baie fotos nie. Ek soek spesifiek fotos van die areas waar ons plaashuis was.
Die kerk en skool was oorkant ons huis op ons plaas.

Daar het ek my eerste fiets brand geskop en gery, Suzuki RV90 en later skelm my pa se xl 200 gery as hulle dorp toe was! Hy was te groot vir my.

Sal vanaand kyk of ek n paar fodies het

Good times



 
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 25, 2012, 03:34:02 pm
Ek weet dit is bietjie verder aan maar het julle nie n paar mooi fotos van Elandsrivier nie.
Dit is waar ek groot geword het. Het natuurlik nie self baie fotos nie. Ek soek spesifiek fotos van die areas waar ons plaashuis was.
Die kerk en skool was oorkant ons huis op ons plaas.

Daar het ek my eerste fiets brand geskop en gery, Suzuki RV90 en later skelm my pa se xl 200 gery as hulle dorp toe was! Hy was te groot vir my.

Sal vanaand kyk of ek n paar fodies het

Good times
 

Ek ry baie daar en as jy raker kan beskryf waar dit is sal ek vir jou die fouties kry en op 'n aparte RR sit.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/4/2012)
Post by: Circlip on April 25, 2012, 03:38:02 pm
Kan ek nie ma my job da na julle toe skuif nie, die pics maak my sommer bedroef. Al wat ek kan afneem is cagers elke ogend.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 25, 2012, 04:38:51 pm
Then and Now. Another old one sent by DeonS of Target Kloof(crossing the Bakens) during the '68 floods, followed by what it looks like today.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/4/2012)
Post by: Heimer on April 25, 2012, 05:05:03 pm
Then and Now. Another old one sent by DeonS of Target Kloof(crossing the Bakens) during the '68 floods, followed by what it looks like today.


I remember that flood well. That was shortly before we left and moved to Cape Town. I am still in love with the girl that sat next to me in class (the old Handhaaf laerskool in Uitenhage)
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/4/2012)
Post by: Hotwire on April 26, 2012, 10:43:50 am
:thumleft: gooi bietjie noord daar vir despatch se vallei

Yep, gaan so maak, want dit begin nou nodig lyk om so bietjie uit te brei. Die dat ek ook maar die heading verander het. Gedink om die naweek bietjie daar 'n draai te ry  :thumleft:

Hi jupiter!!
As jy hierdie kant toe kom laat weet, meskien kan ons saam bietjie die area verken!!!
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 26, 2012, 10:58:32 am
:thumleft: gooi bietjie noord daar vir despatch se vallei

Yep, gaan so maak, want dit begin nou nodig lyk om so bietjie uit te brei. Die dat ek ook maar die heading verander het. Gedink om die naweek bietjie daar 'n draai te ry  :thumleft:

Hi jupiter!!
As jy hierdie kant toe kom laat weet, meskien kan ons saam bietjie die area verken!!!

Gaan so maak. Wil kyk om die naweek bietjie met my dogters rond te ry. PM jou sell no vir my.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on April 29, 2012, 05:37:12 pm
A bit wider than usual, but here by special request.  :thumleft:

Ek weet dit is bietjie verder aan maar het julle nie n paar mooi fotos van Elandsrivier nie.
Dit is waar ek groot geword het. Het natuurlik nie self baie fotos nie. Ek soek spesifiek fotos van die areas waar ons plaashuis was. Die kerk en skool was oorkant ons huis op ons plaas.

Daar het ek my eerste fiets brand geskop en gery, Suzuki RV90 en later skelm my pa se xl 200 gery as hulle dorp toe was! Hy was te groot vir my.

Sal vanaand kyk of ek n paar fodies het

Good times
 

Hier's hys hy Kaspaas. Vandag so vinnige trippie gedoen. Sal die link vir die RR ook hier post dat jy die res van die foto's kan sien.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: Hotwire on April 30, 2012, 06:49:48 pm
Spesiale foto's aan al die huidige en ex Oos Kaapenaars wat al vergeet het hoe mooi ons stukkie wereld is!!!

Mooier as die kan jy nie sommer kry nie!!!

Gamtoos Rivier en Mond van n ander oogpunt!!!!
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: frans1 on April 30, 2012, 06:58:56 pm
Hi Almal wat buffers het om hierdie so 'n interesate onderwerp temaak. Ek het dit nou baie geniet om na al die foto's en goedtjies en dates te lees.
Ja en PE is 'n fantastiese skoon plek. Ek kom nou die laaste 2 jaar redelik gereeld  hier om vakansie te hou, en ek het besluut hier moet ek meer in die omgewing kom rond ry.
Dankie Jupiter vir al jou kommentaar by jou kiekies. Dit maak die foto's net soveel meer interesanter.
Ek gaan ook hier by my 'n paar foto's neem en dit met julle deel!
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: MR.E on May 01, 2012, 09:20:23 am
Jup Net gou ... Daai kiekie van baakens...
die een foto(ou een) as jy na 5 ways toe ry.... die ander een is as jy na walmer toe ry... is ek verkeerd as ek dit so kyk.
vra net
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on May 01, 2012, 09:30:38 am
Jup Net gou ... Daai kiekie van baakens...
die een foto(ou een) as jy na 5 ways toe ry.... die ander een is as jy na walmer toe ry... is ek verkeerd as ek dit so kyk.
vra net


Dis onder in Targetkloof. Altwee kyk in Walmer se rigting. Op die ou foto... kyk die rots wand aan die regterkant. Op die nuwe foto is dit met die bome toegegroei.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: Bie on May 01, 2012, 12:58:09 pm
Hotwire, so paar jaar gelede het 'n see-visvang dink my beetgepak en ek is vertroulik vertel dat omtrent net daar waar die foto in die Gamtoos geneem is, is die plek om kabeljoue te vang wanneer die gety inkom. Kan jy dit bevestig of ontken?  ;)

Terloops, ek het tot nou toe nog steeds nie 'n see-vis kon vang nie. Net babers en karpe.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on May 01, 2012, 01:19:09 pm
Toe ons nou die dag daar was het Adriaan se broer my 'n foto gewys van 'n monster Kabeljou wat sommer daar in hulle voor-jaart gevang is. Hulle is daar.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: Hotwire on May 01, 2012, 05:26:32 pm
Hallo Bie!!!

Ek myself is nou nie so groot visserman nie maar ek het al so 9kg kabeljou uitgetrek, maar kan bevestig van n paar grootes wat al daar uitgekom het!
Hier is die foto wat Jupiter gesien het by my broer,nou kan jy self sien wat daar rond swem in daardie rivier!
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: XT JOE on May 03, 2012, 10:05:16 am
ons wag, mens sal sweer die ouens in PE is besig om te werk of die weer is k_k  :peepwall: :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on May 03, 2012, 10:57:33 am
ons wag, mens sal sweer die ouens in PE is besig om te werk of die weer is k_k  :peepwall: :thumleft:

Werk... en EC Bash. Dit lol op die oomblik en sal so week of wat wees voor ek weer kan gaan rondrits.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: Wikus on May 03, 2012, 02:36:58 pm
Hi Jupiter

Ai Pe is maar mooi jong. Goed gedoen ek like dit
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: Manic on May 03, 2012, 09:03:42 pm
Toe ons nou die dag daar was het Adriaan se broer my 'n foto gewys van 'n monster Kabeljou wat sommer daar in hulle voor-jaart gevang is. Hulle is daar.

Girls hier is ook baie mooi!

Mooier as in JHB. En hulle is nie sulke stuck up koeie soos daai Sandton girls nie  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on May 03, 2012, 09:35:51 pm
Toe ons nou die dag daar was het Adriaan se broer my 'n foto gewys van 'n monster Kabeljou wat sommer daar in hulle voor-jaart gevang is. Hulle is daar.

Girls hier is ook baie mooi!
Mooier as in JHB. En hulle is nie sulke stuck up koeie soos daai Sandton girls nie  :thumleft:

 :useless:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: Manic on May 03, 2012, 10:13:07 pm
Toe ons nou die dag daar was het Adriaan se broer my 'n foto gewys van 'n monster Kabeljou wat sommer daar in hulle voor-jaart gevang is. Hulle is daar.

Girls hier is ook baie mooi!
Mooier as in JHB. En hulle is nie sulke stuck up koeie soos daai Sandton girls nie  :thumleft:

 :useless:

My vrou slaan my kop inmekaar. Neem jy maar n paar en wys die manne hoe MOET girls lyk  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: XT JOE on May 24, 2012, 10:03:57 am
Dis hoe hulle in die oos kaap rond hang, ek weet nie wat die ouens doen nie! ;D
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on May 24, 2012, 11:00:11 am
Dis hoe hulle in die oos kaap rond hang, ek weet nie wat die ouens doen nie! ;D

EC Bash ?  >:D   :imaposer:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: grizz on May 25, 2012, 07:50:08 pm
Steeds een van my favourite Freds die.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on May 25, 2012, 08:16:49 pm
Steeds een van my favourite Freds die.

Bietjie besig gewees en sal een van die dae weer begin bywerk  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on May 27, 2012, 06:36:10 pm
Been a while since I've made a contribution, with life, EC Bash, FS Bash and all interrupting.

Today was a glorious day, and with my son(who started biking again), playing computer games all day, I got to borrow the ZEN bike and went for a ride. Old places, but always one of my favourites.

First Schoenies for a cup of coffee and the Maitlands again  :biggrin:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on July 08, 2012, 02:09:48 pm
Started out as a beautiful day and decided to take the XT for a stretch... then typical PE Winter, the weather turned to shit. Still enjoyed my ride.

1. The usual quicky route. Maitland Hill.
2. Bike at the beach... Sea View
3. Ending as usual with coffee at Sacramento, Schoenies. No whales today.

Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on July 08, 2012, 02:12:50 pm
On the way to Schoenies, on Victoria Drive , I popped in at The Celso Scribante Short Course. There were a couple of kids buzzing around and boy, do they move it.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on July 08, 2012, 02:38:52 pm
PE's rocky Wild Side, on the South of the pininsula, has quite a few scenic bays, one of them being Sardinia. I've not been there for a while and what a surprise awaited me.

The dune has finally won the battle, after being kept in check for many years with wind breaks. I suppose the maintenance fund has been allocated somewhere else.  :eek7:

1. The road use the carry on for about another 600m to the parking lot.
2. The kiosk that use to be at the old parking lot.
3. The might of nature

I did not feel like climbing the dune to see what it looks like on the other side now, but it could be interesting. Used to be my favourite kite flying spot, with nice wide open beach to get clean wind.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: Wayne on July 08, 2012, 02:54:55 pm
That Maitlands,Beachview and Seaview loop is always a favourite ride.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (8/07/2012)
Post by: Geotraveller on July 09, 2012, 01:50:03 pm
Fark! Only saw this thread now. man I am PROPER homesick for the Baai now!!  :'(

Thanks for all the memories!
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (8/07/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on July 09, 2012, 01:54:08 pm
Fark! Only saw this thread now. man I am PROPER homesick for the Baai now!!  :'(

Thanks for all the memories!

 :thumleft: I do special requests if there's a particular spot that pulls your hartsnaar  :biggrin:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (8/07/2012)
Post by: Geotraveller on July 09, 2012, 01:56:57 pm
Fark! Only saw this thread now. man I am PROPER homesick for the Baai now!!  :'(

Thanks for all the memories!

 :thumleft: I do special requests if there's a particular spot that pulls your hartsnaar  :biggrin:
[/quote

Summies Lifesaving clubhouse and Pollock Beach. PLEAASEEE!

Dankie!
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (8/07/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on July 09, 2012, 02:00:49 pm
Fark! Only saw this thread now. man I am PROPER homesick for the Baai now!!  :'(

Thanks for all the memories!

 :thumleft: I do special requests if there's a particular spot that pulls your hartsnaar  :biggrin:
Summies Lifesaving clubhouse and Pollock Beach. PLEAASEEE!

Dankie!

Maak so. Daai ouens het my amper laat versuip toe ek 'n youngster was.  :eek7:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (8/07/2012)
Post by: Geotraveller on July 09, 2012, 03:29:03 pm
Fark! Only saw this thread now. man I am PROPER homesick for the Baai now!!  :'(

Thanks for all the memories!

 :thumleft: I do special requests if there's a particular spot that pulls your hartsnaar  :biggrin:
Summies Lifesaving clubhouse and Pollock Beach. PLEAASEEE!

Dankie!

Maak so. Daai ouens het my amper laat versuip toe ek 'n youngster was.  :eek7:

Wasssie ekke nie belowe!
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (8/07/2012)
Post by: XT JOE on July 09, 2012, 04:27:47 pm
Fark! Only saw this thread now. man I am PROPER homesick for the Baai now!!  :'(

Thanks for all the memories!

 :thumleft: I do special requests if there's a particular spot that pulls your hartsnaar  :biggrin:

and for my second or third personal request  :spitcoffee: ....... :thumleft:kom aan waar is Despatch en nog Uitenage, ek weet dit is nie Baai nie maar soort van n suburb
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (8/07/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on July 09, 2012, 05:10:35 pm
Fark! Only saw this thread now. man I am PROPER homesick for the Baai now!!  :'(

Thanks for all the memories!

 :thumleft: I do special requests if there's a particular spot that pulls your hartsnaar  :biggrin:

and for my second or third personal request  :spitcoffee: ....... :thumleft:kom aan waar is Despatch en nog Uitenage, ek weet dit is nie Baai nie maar soort van n suburb

Sorry, het al belowe, maar moet nog daarby uitkom. Sal plan maak een van die dae, want wil graag weer by die Volksie museum uitkom  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (25/4/2012)
Post by: Flatout on July 09, 2012, 05:25:03 pm
PE's rocky Wild Side, on the South of the pininsula, has quite a few scenic bays, one of them being Sardinia. I've not been there for a while and what a surprise awaited me.

The dune has finally won the battle, after being kept in check for many years with wind breaks. I suppose the maintenance fund has been allocated somewhere else.  :eek7: 


In die 70's het ons altyd flat out in die pad af gejaag en dan sonder om te rem met ons padfietse bo-oor die duin gejaag. Die pad het 'n 90 grade draai gemaak waar ons dan net reguit aan gery het. Dit het nogal guts gevat om met daai ou fietse so iets te doen. Ons kon ook na willekeur teen die strande afry. Het in standerd agt omtrent ver daar ingery om my eerste Lexington skelm te gaan puff waar niemand my kon sien nie.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (8/07/2012)
Post by: Gérrard on July 11, 2012, 10:56:24 am
                                                                                       DESPATCH


Hierdie is my 'Hometown' waar ek groot geword het. So paar pics op versoek van XT JOE Toe ek gister daar deurgery het.

Die glaskerk van Eendrag gemeente. Ek dink hierdie is die dorp met die meeste NG kerke per vierkante kilometer in die land. Toe ons hier groot geword het, het die dominees ge-rule. Jy mag bv nie gedans het op die dorp nie.  :eek7:  :imaposer:

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DIE HOëR SKOOL... dis reg, soos 'The Grey' in Bloem. Jy sê nie "Die Hoërskool Despatch" nie. Danie Gerber het hier skool gegaan, so verdere verduidelikings is oorbodig  :imaposer:

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Laer Skool Susanna Fourie

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Die winkel waar ek my Cavallas gekoop het

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NG Kerk Bothasrus... Die Moeder Gemeente. Hierdie dominees het die reëls gemaak  :deal:

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Hoofstraat, oftewel Bothastraat. Ek weet tot vandag nie wie hy was nie.

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Die brug wat jou oor die spoor Onderdorp toe vat. Ons het in die Bo-dorp gebly. In Matriek wil ek toe daar by 'n girl kuier. Haar broers het my vriendelik, dog ferm vertel ek moet fokof !   :imaposer:

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Die stasie. Ons het dikwels trein gery. In die oggend ry jy met jou bicycle af stasie toe en los hom in die wagkamer. As jy die middag terugkom staan hy nog daar. Ek mis daai dae.

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Die Hotel. Vir ons Bo-dorpers was dit 'n plek gehul in misterie waar die 'vreeslikste' goed gebeur het.

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In die sewentig en tagtiger jare was Despatch 'n great plek vir 'n kind om groot te word. Ons is net moer naive die wereld ingestuur om maar self op die harde manier te leer wat daar buite aangaan.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (8/07/2012)
Post by: Geotraveller on July 11, 2012, 11:01:36 am
Jou blixem.

Baie dankie
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (10/07/2012 - Despatch)
Post by: XT JOE on July 11, 2012, 01:36:36 pm
 :thumleft: dankie, waardeur regtig. Daai kerk was so paar honderd meter van waar ons gebly het en dit was my laerskool so paar jaar terug, n hele paar ok. Wanneer jy weer gaan laat weet ek het nog n stop of twee :lol8:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (10/07/2012 - Despatch)
Post by: Gérrard on July 11, 2012, 02:02:41 pm
:thumleft: dankie, waardeur regtig. Daai kerk was so paar honderd meter van waar ons gebly het en dit was my laerskool so paar jaar terug, n hele paar ok. Wanneer jy weer gaan laat weet ek het nog n stop of twee :lol8:

Gee die lys. Ek is Saterdag weer bachelor, en as die weer hou kan ek 'n draai gaan maak.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (10/07/2012 - Despatch)
Post by: Flatout on July 11, 2012, 02:15:09 pm
My pa was destyds by die provinsiale administrasie se werke departement wat skole onderhou het. Hy moes eendag in die bresse tree vir een van sy kollegas, nadat die se vrou 'n boodskap onderskep het, dat hy dringend vir Susanna Fourie moes bel.   ;D
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (10/07/2012 - Despatch)
Post by: Gérrard on July 12, 2012, 03:06:41 pm
Its one of those glorious PE winter days( despite some seriaaas weather predicted for the weekend), and at Geotraveller's request, I head down to Pollock Beach during lunch time for some pics.

Bird Rock

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This is where Something Good Roadhouse used to be. Great joint when we were students, that sold the most humungus best hamburgers you could get anywhere.

From the parking lot towards Bird Rock and the harbour

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I think, in anticipation of the coming storm, we have these beautiful clouds. Maybe the clever people can tell us more.

From the same point, a long shot of Pollock beech. Best surf in PE

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The old Road House

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Looking towards the harbour again. Behind those rocks is a ridge beneath the water where the fisher men got hung up on their lines. On weekends we dived for sinkers and sold it for pocket money  :ricky:

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It was tough, but a great day out. Before we had our fifties, it was up early in the morning, catch the train from Despatch to PE station, walk the 10km or so to Pollock with all your gear, dive, get fish and braai on the beech, collect a couple of kilograms of sinkers, lugg it all the way back to the station and go sell it at the scrapyard in Despatch. LIFE WAS GREAT.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (10/07/2012 - Despatch)
Post by: Gérrard on July 12, 2012, 03:34:16 pm
This was when I was 11/12 years old. On a good day I would nett about R5.00. It was a fortune. A packet of 10 Cavallas cost about 11c if I remember  :imaposer:

Summerstrand Surf Lifesaving Club

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Some more shots of Pollock beach. Just for the pretty with the clouds

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Two panarama shots. Battled a bit with the stitching and could only see the flaws once I had loaded to the computer

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Next we are going to take a ride through Forest Hill, (one of the lesser todo suburbs of PE), for two reasons, which I will tell you when we get there.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 )
Post by: Flatout on July 12, 2012, 04:58:30 pm
Jy laat my met heimwee terug dink aan lekker tye Jupiter. Daai parkeerplekke om die Roadhouse is waar die studente met hulle meisies gestop het. Niemand was ooit sigbaar nie want hulle het "Duikbote" gekyk.   :3some:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 )
Post by: Gérrard on July 12, 2012, 05:00:31 pm
Jy laat my met heimwee terug dink aan lekker tye Jupiter. Daai parkeerplekke om die Roadhouse is waar die studente met hulle meisies gestop het. Niemand was ooit sigbaar nie want hulle het "Duikbote" gekyk.   :3some:

Praat nie van die vensters wat opgestoom was nie  :eek7:   :imaposer:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 )
Post by: XT JOE on July 12, 2012, 05:06:05 pm
 :sip: nice man, dit is so koud ja en dit is oppad na julle toe. ek soek hier in my kop rond vir n DRIVIN daar (die groot plat skerm met die hobbel parkering daai een) maar kan nie een daar plaas nie
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 )
Post by: Gérrard on July 12, 2012, 05:16:58 pm
:sip: nice man, dit is so koud ja en dit is oppad na julle toe. ek soek hier in my kop rond vir n DRIVIN daar (die groot plat skerm met die hobbel parkering daai een) maar kan nie een daar plaas nie

Daar was drie : Walmer, op Victoria Drive, wat nou oorgroei is met die lokasie; Kaapweg, waar Makro vandag is en laastens Groenbossies, buite die dorp. Het nou die dag gery en gedink daar sal nog iets wees om af te neem, maar tyd het hom ook totaal laat verdwyn. Het nou die dag op Despatch gesien die skermstruktuur staan nog, maar die res is weg.

Goeie tye gewees, en uit ons kinderdae, die enigste opvoeding wat ek spyt is my kinders mis.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 )
Post by: Geotraveller on July 12, 2012, 05:41:19 pm
Dankie Jup, wardeer daai fotos van Pollock en Bird Rock, ure net daar agter by Millars gesurf.

Daai wolke is Cirrus wolke, voor perde van n koue front
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 )
Post by: Gérrard on July 12, 2012, 05:52:38 pm
Dankie Jup, wardeer daai fotos van Pollock en Bird Rock, ure net daar agter by Millars gesurf.

Daai wolke is Cirrus wolke, voor perde van n koue front

Dis klaar blerrie koud hier. Wat het jy daai tyd in die baai gedoen ?
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 )
Post by: Geotraveller on July 12, 2012, 05:56:13 pm
Ek het by UPE gesui....bedoel studeer en my Pa het vir veearteseny gewerk.

ook my ouers het daar afgetree en was in PE tot April 2010, toe ons hulle moes skuif na n Ouetehuis toe. Ek het gereeld daar gekuier by hulle as ek uit die bos uit gekom het.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 )
Post by: Gérrard on July 12, 2012, 07:30:30 pm
The clever people predict that we are going to have heavy rains and flooding this weekend, possibly like '68. There is apparently a weather system sitting over us similar to the one that brought the '68 floods  :eek7:

Forest Hill was at the time one of the hardest hit areas, with a lot of rain falling in the vicinity of the airport, which is adjacent to it. Now you may ask why I find it interesting to tell you this ?

I spent my very happy, and carefree early childhood growing up in Forest Hill. I was eight years old at the time of the floods, and when I woke up that Sunday morning, there was just water. The events of the rest of that day, and what followed, left an indelible impression and with the coming prediction, I thought I would tell you about it.  :biggrin:

Some orientation is required, so please bear with me. I also have some old newspaper clippings from the time which I hope to scan and show you to make the story complete.

I'm standing at the top of LaRoche Drive, with FH in the distance, on that curve. To my left is Boet Erasmus stadium.

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Here I am now at the opposite end, in FH, taking the pic towards Boet Erasmus. To the right on the pic, next to the houses, runs the 'Mighty' Shark river, which continues on and through the centre of the stadium and eventually down Happy Vally to run into the sea at Humewood Beach. At the time no-one was aware what this river was capable of, or where it even went. It was just this little stream where we kids played.

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Now I turn around and we see Protea Avenue crossing the main street and continuing on to FH Drive into EP Command grounds. On the other(very far) side of that, is the airport, the catchment area of the Shark River. The road you see is the bed of the river  :eek7: Of course, we did not know it before that day. The houses to the left were flooded to roof height on that day when the river came down.

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I move a little further up the road. The red Ford Ranger is just around the corner, where I stood with the two previous pics. To the right you see the earstwhile Village Green, where many an epic rugby and cricket match was played. The house on the Green was not there at the time.

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I swing the camera to the right a bit and you see number 21 and 23 Protea ave. We lived in number 21  :biggrin: The road continues up, turns left and joins the main road again. The river water came up to the foundations of house number 23.

It was an astoniushing experience for an 8 year old to see peolple being rescued off roof tops and cars being washed away by the flood waters. I don't recall anyone drowning that day, but great acts of heroism of men risking their lives, my father being one of them, repeatedly swimming accross the river(our side was the high ground) with ropes that had been rigged earlier, before the river height peaked.

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We move to the main road. In the four-way cross you you see in front of you, Protea Ave runs to the right, loops back and joins the main road again at the top, while FH Drive runs to the left towrds EP Command. The river flowed to about middle of window height of the house opposite the crossing. Cars were washed away. Its almost incomprehensible how strong this river flowed and you will be astounded later when I show you the damage this apparently insignificant little stream caused, if I can get those old newspaper foto's scanned.

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Still looking down the main road, but now from the opposite direction. You can see where Protea Ave re-joins from the left. Tge river crossed the road there where it bottoms out.

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Thats the story for now and probably one of the most significant events of my childhood. We'll wait with baited breath to see what the weekend brings. I also need to show you what the mighty Baakens can get up to.

Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 )
Post by: Heimer on July 12, 2012, 07:36:43 pm
Eish Jup - jy was met jou voete in die water.!!

Ek het daardie tyd op Uitenhage gewoon en en onthou steeds die skade en verslaentheid van die mense. Ek was so 7 jaar oud.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 )
Post by: Gérrard on July 12, 2012, 07:46:37 pm
Natuurlik as 'n agtjarige het die ware impak van die vloed ons nie op daai stadium getref nie. Dit was meteens verbysterend, en al die water 'n jol. Ek onthou wel goed ons histeria soos ons pa's die rivier ingegaan het om mense wat op die oorkant op hulle huise se dakke vasgekeer was te gaan haal.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: XT JOE on July 13, 2012, 12:33:23 pm
Baie mooi, sal graag daai koerant  detail wil sien. My tyd alhoewel in PE gebore was min, net familie kuier army kampe in forest hill.

Dankie
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: roxenz on July 13, 2012, 01:15:51 pm
Jup, ipv scan, sit jou kamera op "makro" (gewoonlik so 'n blommetjie ikon), en neem die koerant fotos weer af van naby.

Klein tye was darem maar die beste. Ek skryf so mettertyd dinge neer wat ek onthou van daai dae. Weet nog nie of ek dit "Kaalvoetdae" of "Kommervrye Dae" moet noem nie. Wil dit los vir my kenners.  Wens so ek het my Oupa se stories destyds neergeskryf (hy was nou interessant!), maar as mens nog kind is, is daar mos nog leeftye om alles te doen...
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Gérrard on July 13, 2012, 02:38:43 pm
Dis nou maar die laaste klompie jare wat ek rekord hou van my wedervaringe. My pa het my altyd aangemoedig om uit te kom en avontuur te soek en ek het dit gedoen. Ek is net bitter spyt hy het my nie ook aangemoedig om fotos te neem en dagboek te hou nie.

Die gevolg is ek het omtrent geen rekord van my vele avonture in my jong dae nie, behalwe natuurlik my geheue, en die is besig om te crash  :imaposer:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Wayne on July 13, 2012, 04:12:47 pm
Jupiter kan jy onthou wat het n Something Good hamburger gekos in die 80's?
Ons en vriende het nou die dag daaroor gepraat maar ons kon nie onthou nie.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Gérrard on July 13, 2012, 04:20:26 pm
Jupiter kan jy onthou wat het n Something Good hamburger gekos in die 80's?
Ons en vriende het nou die dag daaroor gepraat maar ons kon nie onthou nie.

In my geheue was dit hier tussen R5 en R7.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Wayne on July 13, 2012, 04:22:31 pm
Daai ou Despatch Hotel was deur ons weermag eenheid gebruik in die laat 80's en 90's. Ons was opgeroep vir maand kampe om wag te staan. Ja right. Hel ons het darem aan een gesuip vir n hele maand lank.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Gérrard on July 13, 2012, 08:19:02 pm
A view of Boet Erasmus from LaRoche drive a day after the flood.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: X Banana Boy on July 13, 2012, 08:33:35 pm
Very cool pics and story.  I have just come across this thread.  Makes me homesick for the ocean and good life.  I grew up just outside Durban and my grandparents lived on the beach, south of Durban.  Keep the pics coming.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Gérrard on July 14, 2012, 10:49:45 am
The river flowing through Boet Erasmus. You can see where it exits next to the old Coloured stand, then it runs across the B-field and into Happy Valley.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Gérrard on July 14, 2012, 10:57:09 am
1. Standing in Forest Hill again, on the same corner of Protea Ave as before, looking towards Boet Erasmus. See that Combi on the left, I saw it being rolled down the river like a matchbox.

2. Turning around and looking down Protea Ave towards EP Command again. On my previous pic thye red Ranger would havestood where you see the Fiat in the ditch.

3. Another victom of the river, found down stream by the stadium when the water subsided.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Gérrard on July 14, 2012, 11:03:25 am
Next we going to have a look at what the river did to Happy Valley

1. Before the floods

2. Present day
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: roxenz on July 14, 2012, 12:23:10 pm
Daai arme ou Fiatjie! Hier in my buurt ry nog so ene rond...  Jup, jy't jou vloed gehad, ek was 9 toe ek deur die groot aardbewing in die Bolands ('69) is. Het direk gelei dat ek uiteindelik geofisika studeer het...
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Gérrard on July 14, 2012, 12:39:03 pm
A variety of fotos showing the river mouth at Humewood as it exits Happy Valley
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Gérrard on July 14, 2012, 12:41:50 pm
A few more
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Gérrard on July 14, 2012, 12:44:05 pm
In the last pic above you can see a bull-dozer constructing a temporary road accross the river. We could not go to school for a week.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Gérrard on July 14, 2012, 12:55:57 pm
I found lots more old newspaper pics and if you want me to post them, let me know.

Some time ago I showed you the Square in front of the City Hall and how sad it was that it got destroyed for the sake of progress.

1. Today. City Hall is behind my right shoulder

2. How it was. More or less the same view with City Hall behind the photographers left shoulder.

Sad this. As kids we used to pass the time in the garden while waiting for the bus eating cones from Sugarbush.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Bie on July 14, 2012, 01:23:37 pm
What a fark-up driving through city centre nowadays. For the first time in many years I went past there last week. Almost took 20 minutes from Russel rd to old library!
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Gérrard on July 14, 2012, 02:08:53 pm
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Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: XT JOE on July 15, 2012, 08:31:14 pm
wow, so baie skade, kyk voor op koerant en dodetal was 7 op daai stadium
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: TVB on July 16, 2012, 10:28:07 am
Dankie Jup, lekker gewees om die fotos te sien. Ek het in 1981 amper verdrink in van Stadens mond. Die see kan nogal moeilik wees daar maar n heerlike plek gewis! Bestaan Happy Valey nog, as ek reg onthou het hy weer weggespoel later in die 80's?
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Geotraveller on July 16, 2012, 10:55:19 am
My Ma moes uit n winkel aan die onderkant van Oxford straat in Oos Londen gehelp word in '81. Enige fotos van die huidige vloede? Ek hoor die 3de Ave dip in Newton park was onder water?
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Hotwire on July 16, 2012, 11:55:04 am
Ek hoor 2 ouens met rubberducks daar in 3rde laan rond gejaag tot die Polisie hul moes stop! :imaposer:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: XT JOE on July 16, 2012, 02:16:52 pm
Ek hoor 2 ouens met rubberducks daar in 3rde laan rond gejaag tot die Polisie hul moes stop! :imaposer:





Dit klink nou soos regte PE scabangas :lamer:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Gérrard on July 16, 2012, 03:51:29 pm
Dankie Jup, lekker gewees om die fotos te sien. Ek het in 1981 amper verdrink in van Stadens mond. Die see kan nogal moeilik wees daar maar n heerlike plek gewis! Bestaan Happy Valey nog, as ek reg onthou het hy weer weggespoel later in die 80's?

Ja en dis mooi. ek wil nou 'n foto neem dat die ouens die magtige Sharkrivier kan sien as hy nie histeries is nie  :imaposer:

My Ma moes uit n winkel aan die onderkant van Oxford straat in Oos Londen gehelp word in '81. Enige fotos van die huidige vloede? Ek hoor die 3de Ave dip in Newton park was onder water?

Hy was en die Bakens het sterk afgekom, maar ek was te lui gister om rond te ry ek kiekies te neem. Weer was baie stormagtig. PE se watertafel is nou so hoog dat net bietjie reën die Dip oorvloei, so dis nie meer snaaks nie.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: nemodakar on July 16, 2012, 07:39:17 pm
 PE se watertafel is nou so hoog
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Ek hoor hulle praat deesdae van n Pooltable. :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Gérrard on July 16, 2012, 07:56:04 pm
PE se watertafel is nou so hoog

Ek hoor hulle praat deesdae van n Pooltable. :spitcoffee:
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Dis 'n krisis. Die water dreineer nie en loop net orals.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (10/07/2012 - Despatch)
Post by: Runner on July 18, 2012, 06:31:15 pm
:thumleft: dankie, waardeur regtig. Daai kerk was so paar honderd meter van waar ons gebly het en dit was my laerskool so paar jaar terug, n hele paar ok. Wanneer jy weer gaan laat weet ek het nog n stop of twee :lol8:

Wie was Susanna Fourie se hoof daai tyd??

Jan de Waal?
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (10/07/2012 - Despatch)
Post by: Gérrard on July 18, 2012, 06:58:34 pm
:thumleft: dankie, waardeur regtig. Daai kerk was so paar honderd meter van waar ons gebly het en dit was my laerskool so paar jaar terug, n hele paar ok. Wanneer jy weer gaan laat weet ek het nog n stop of twee :lol8:

Wie was Susanna Fourie se hoof daai tyd??

Jan de Waal?

Dis reg, en vir 'n ou man kon hy nog hard bliksem. 1971. Was ook die tyd dat Blits Fourie nog daar skool gegee het.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (10/07/2012 - Despatch)
Post by: Runner on July 18, 2012, 08:07:30 pm
:thumleft: dankie, waardeur regtig. Daai kerk was so paar honderd meter van waar ons gebly het en dit was my laerskool so paar jaar terug, n hele paar ok. Wanneer jy weer gaan laat weet ek het nog n stop of twee :lol8:

Wie was Susanna Fourie se hoof daai tyd??

Jan de Waal?

Dis reg, en vir 'n ou man kon hy nog hard bliksem. 1971. Was ook die tyd dat Blits Fourie nog daar skool gegee het.

My oupa
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: TornadoF5 on July 18, 2012, 08:37:04 pm
Just stumbled on this rather long vid clip of some dudes chasing PE flood water on the 14 July 2012. Shows pretty much all flooding areas in PE

http://www.youtube.com/v/-1spyh7QE2Y
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: ButchH on July 18, 2012, 08:49:48 pm
Just stumbled on this rather long vid clip of some dudes chasing PE flood water on the 14 July 2012. Shows pretty much all flooding areas in PE

http://www.youtube.com/v/-1spyh7QE2Y


Update Morgan’s thread to let us know how your baby girl is doing  please

Hijack Off
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Gérrard on July 21, 2012, 01:41:44 pm
Took a bit of a Down Town ride today. First to see what the staion looks like inside nowadays. Totally unimpressive. Gone is the little shop where we bought our Coke and chips while waiting for the train. progress kills the romance
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (12/07/2012 & the '68 Floods )
Post by: Gérrard on July 21, 2012, 01:52:24 pm
Earlier we saw what was done to The Square. The rest of Main Street(now Govan Mbeki) went the same way. It used to be a great place where we spent our childhood. Sugar Bush, Hastings Sports and Tackle shop, where I used to drool over the knives, OK bazaars with its little cafeteria where my mother would buy us an ice-cream if we behaved.

I sat there a while dreaming of the Good Old Days, remembering the little side streets running down to Strand Street. Could never as a child figure out why one of them was called 'PIEL' Street. Later I found out it is 'PEEL' Street.  :imaposer:

This is it today. The city center died when businesses moved to Newton Park in the seventies after the free-ways were built. To get people back they tried to modernize and rejuvenate it. FAIL.

Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Gérrard on July 21, 2012, 01:58:21 pm
parralel to main Street and running next to the free-way is Swatkops Street. There used to be lots of factories making all sorts of stuff. Most of the buildings are now derelict
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Gérrard on July 21, 2012, 02:07:27 pm
We move up along mainstreet to North End. Here is where the smaller shops and businesses were and some still are. I remember the beautiful old buildings fronting on the street. Some are gone now and others delapidated.

1. The law Courts building in the first pic is still beautiful

2. Accross the road used to be Lion's Fisheries. Dirty as anything but the best fish and chips anywhere.

3. A genaral view

4. The Red Lion Hotel in the back ground. Very popular joint in days gone by where arguments were settled witha broken bottle neck outside in the street.

5. Typical of what the buildings looked like.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Gérrard on July 21, 2012, 02:19:47 pm
It would be wrong to ride through North End and not get a few pics of The Stadium.

First a view from the front and then looking accross the lake, with a final wide shot which I thing looks pretty nice.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Gérrard on July 21, 2012, 02:28:04 pm
The Day the Music Died.

With the building of the free-ways, traffic by-passed the City Centre and businesses moved to Newton Park on Old Cape Road. The old Fair View race course sat on a prime piece of property that they could not afford. In its place came Greenacres Shopping centre, old buildings and houses were torn down and modern monstrosities built. Today Newton Park is the business centre of PE.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: TVB on July 21, 2012, 02:51:57 pm
You realy love this place Jup!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: GEE-SH on July 23, 2012, 08:50:15 am
Jupiter,  Very nice pics of our world, take some in the Lovemore Heights area, especially Old Seaview and Upper Seaview roads.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Gérrard on July 23, 2012, 03:58:46 pm
Jupiter,  Very nice pics of our world, take some in the Lovemore Heights area, especially Old Seaview and Upper Seaview roads.

Wil do  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: daveh on July 23, 2012, 05:15:13 pm
Wow thanks Jupiter, brings back memories. Where you at Summerstrand Primary that you could not get to school during the floods?? I seem to remember missing a weeks school which was great ;D
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Gérrard on July 23, 2012, 07:40:13 pm
Wow thanks Jupiter, brings back memories. Where you at Summerwood Primary that you could not get to school during the floods?? I seem to remember missing a weeks school which was great ;D

Yip, Fixed. 1966 - 1969
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Wooly Bugger on July 25, 2012, 11:03:48 am
hey, i was there too but '70 to 75.............
where did you go to high school, Jup?
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Gérrard on July 25, 2012, 11:29:30 am
hey, i was there too but '70 to 75.............
where did you go to high school, Jup?

Despatch.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Wooly Bugger on July 25, 2012, 11:40:28 am
I went to Pearson High and lived in Summerstrand in Admiralty Way. BTW that beacon at the T-junction (had another one further up Admiralty Way) was for the incoming ships in the bay to have a visual marker ito distance to the harbour.

My office over-looked Trinder Square and I was part of the architectural team that designed the Duckpond Pav.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: grizz on July 26, 2012, 07:21:15 pm
As always I enjoy this thread as it brings bitter sweet memories.

Keep posting.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Gérrard on July 29, 2012, 02:53:44 pm
1. Kamma Heights lie on the Nothern slopes of the theesecombe Hills from where you get a good view of the suburbs. if you know what to look for you can see the Cockscombe.

2. On the South side, Old and Upper sea View Roads, its more rural, with several hectre plots, some nice houses and views.

3. The last pic is one of my favourites
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Gérrard on July 29, 2012, 02:58:48 pm
I get on to Sea View and get a surprise. Still flooded. I hate water crossings and know this is deep enough to drown my bike. Back around on Old Sea View again, which gives a chance for another pic.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Gérrard on July 29, 2012, 03:03:33 pm
1. Its a chilly morning and time for a cup of copy. By now you should be able to Spot the Location  :biggrin:

2. Along MarineDdrive, at the Willows, and more water. This time I reckon its safe, and with some trepidition, I venture through. PE is wet

3. At Noordhoek I spot a nice view. Cape Reciefe light house in the distance
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Gérrard on July 29, 2012, 03:05:37 pm
Humewood golf course clubhouse
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Gérrard on July 29, 2012, 03:11:49 pm
1. Building of the new hotel complex at The Boardwalk is cominjg along nicely

2. Shark Rock Pier again

3. Surfing at Bird Rock

While chilling a bit at my usual spot at Hoby Beach, a man and his wife come over for a chat. He speaks with a longing on his face of the day he can have a bike again. Do it, I tell him. We are so fortunate to be able to ride. I wish that joy on everyone.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Gérrard on July 29, 2012, 03:20:12 pm
1. Remembering my earlier posts on the '68 floods. Happy Valley with the MIGHTY Shark River. Its there, promise, on the right  :imaposer:

2. It even did some damage under the bridge with the rain of the past weeks.  :eek7:

3. The ever present street vendors on the Promenade
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Gérrard on July 29, 2012, 03:22:59 pm
I promised a visit to the SAAF Museum in Southdene

1. Its wet and the roads flooded everywhere

2. The Museum

3. And the airport accross the way
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Gérrard on July 29, 2012, 03:26:39 pm
The modellers also display there planes here. Foto's don't do the detail justice. These okes are painstaking in their research and will talk your ears off if you let them

And this is just a small section of it.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Gérrard on July 29, 2012, 03:28:41 pm
The real thing
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Gérrard on July 29, 2012, 03:31:22 pm
More. This museum is run on donations with no support from the goverment. Its amazing what these guys have achieved over the years.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: Gérrard on July 29, 2012, 03:32:35 pm
Final one for the day. Noddy car. Cute.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (21/07/2012 - Down Town )
Post by: TVB on July 29, 2012, 03:45:30 pm
Daai chopper die wasp wat hul eers op die skepe gebruik het? Lekker kiekies! :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
Post by: El Lobo on July 29, 2012, 08:31:58 pm
In the sixties and seventies the Shoprite building on the right was the OK Bazaar. My brother and I absolutely loved going there, because of two exciting prospects:

1. It had lifts with a black lift operator, coolly flicking the control lever (brightly polished brass) either up or down, depending on whether the lift was required to move up or down. I remember his words as we'd get to the Second Floor, "Second Floor - Children's department; toys, hardware ...!"

2. The OK Bazaar had the ONLY escalator in the city and my little brother and I were on it for the duration of my parents' shopping in the building. It didn't have metal "steps", but ... wooden ones and we often tried going down it when it was moving up and vice versa.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
Post by: Gérrard on July 29, 2012, 08:44:47 pm
Yip, that OK shopping trip was a highlight for us kids.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
Post by: Wooly Bugger on July 30, 2012, 01:52:16 pm
lekker op die dak ge-park ook........
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
Post by: grizz on August 02, 2012, 08:28:20 am
Only went in there once as a treat ( yes times were tough) as my uncle was an "Advokaat" in a building near it.

Seem to remember my mum not being impressed for some reason.

Also remember driving down to see the flood damage pictured earlier.

I remember one of those little Vespa 3 wheelers being sideways in a ditch.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
Post by: Storm Trooper on August 02, 2012, 08:32:23 am
Always used to go from Newton Park to Main street with the bus then have a pie and gravy at the OK. Till today I still remember those as the best pie and gravy's I ever had. :drif:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
Post by: Kaspaas on August 02, 2012, 08:41:16 am
Ken julle Baaienaars vir Davies Motorcycles, ek dink hy was naby BKB in swartkops as ek reg onthou.

Hyt altyd aan ons plaas bikes gewerk. RV 90 en die XR200

Ek soek nog my pa se XR 200 terug, hy het destyds vir my pa gese die coil of CDI was foutief en kan nie reg gemaak word nie! Dit is n goeie 16 jaar terug!

Die bikes was meer by die mechanics as op die plaas!

Goeie tye
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
Post by: Storm Trooper on August 02, 2012, 08:44:22 am
Davies Motorcycles is still in Pe being run by the son now though. :imaposer: Don't think there's much chance of getting the XR back after all this time.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
Post by: Gérrard on August 02, 2012, 11:03:08 am
I've known Davie since I had my first 50. He's still around. Best wheel man in PE. I see him now and again and he is still his taciturn self. Has a farm in Elands River where I go play now and again.

Also had a XR 200 as a youngster, which I rode to pieces, and then gave to him as spares for all the stuff he did for me.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
Post by: Bie on August 02, 2012, 11:29:33 am
In the sixties and seventies the Shoprite building on the right was the OK Bazaar. My brother and I absolutely loved going there, because of two exciting prospects:

1. It had lifts with a black lift operator, coolly flicking the control lever (brightly polished brass) either up or down, depending on whether the lift was required to move up or down. I remember his words as we'd get to the Second Floor, "Second Floor - Children's department; toys, hardware ...!"

2. The OK Bazaar had the ONLY escalator in the city and my little brother and I were on it for the duration of my parents' shopping in the building. It didn't have metal "steps", but ... wooden ones and we often tried going down it when it was moving up and vice versa.

Iewers, ek dink op die tweede vloer was 'n eetplek agter in die hoek. Jy't jou skinkbord gevat en in die ry af beweeg om jou kos te kry en dan het die tafels weer 'n spesiale rakkie gehad aan die kant waar jy die lee skinkbord kon sit.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
Post by: travelAnt on August 07, 2012, 12:11:27 pm
So lekker om jou uitstekende 'post' van my ou 'home town' te lees.Ek het jou n persoonlike boodskap ook gestuur.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
Post by: Gérrard on August 07, 2012, 12:59:31 pm
So lekker om jou uitstekende 'post' van my ou 'home town' te lees.Ek het jou n persoonlike boodskap ook gestuur.

Het hom gekry. Ons sal kuier as jy weer hier is.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
Post by: Captain Zef on August 08, 2012, 10:02:04 pm
Ek hoor hulle breek boetie Erasmus af. Dalk kan jy paar fotos kry. Lekker thread.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
Post by: ratrap on August 08, 2012, 10:31:34 pm
In the sixties and seventies the Shoprite building on the right was the OK Bazaar. My brother and I absolutely loved going there, because of two exciting prospects:

1. It had lifts with a black lift operator, coolly flicking the control lever (brightly polished brass) either up or down, depending on whether the lift was required to move up or down. I remember his words as we'd get to the Second Floor, "Second Floor - Children's department; toys, hardware ...!"

2. The OK Bazaar had the ONLY escalator in the city and my little brother and I were on it for the duration of my parents' shopping in the building. It didn't have metal "steps", but ... wooden ones and we often tried going down it when it was moving up and vice versa.

Iewers, ek dink op die tweede vloer was 'n eetplek agter in die hoek. Jy't jou skinkbord gevat en in die ry af beweeg om jou kos te kry en dan het die tafels weer 'n spesiale rakkie gehad aan die kant waar jy die lee skinkbord kon sit.

Die plek se naam was "The Tempting Tray"
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
Post by: Gérrard on August 24, 2012, 07:30:20 pm
We had Friday drinks at Bridge Street Brewery at the bottom of Briekies. Lekker busy place that opened a while back.

They Bakens meandering gently to the sea. A few weeks back it was a raging river overflowing its banks.

Every morning I ride past this pretty row of houses in Upper Valley Rd.

Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
Post by: wayneh on August 25, 2012, 03:23:12 pm
We had Friday drinks at Bridge Street Brewery at the bottom of Briekies. Lekker busy place that opened a while back.

Moved from CT to PE some seven months back. Have been really enjoying this awesome thread... And then...
Hey... That's us. Boomtown  :thumleft:   

Great picture, Jupiter.
Please email me your best resolution image... if you don't mind. It would be most appreciated.
wayne [at] boomtown [dot] co [dot] za

Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
Post by: Gérrard on August 25, 2012, 03:33:54 pm
We had Friday drinks at Bridge Street Brewery at the bottom of Briekies. Lekker busy place that opened a while back.

Moved from CT to PE some seven months back. Have been really enjoying this awesome thread... And then...
Hey... That's us. Boomtown  :thumleft:   

Great picture, Jupiter.
Please email me your best resolution image... if you don't mind. It would be most appreciated.
wayne [at] boomtown [dot] co [dot] za

Done. As long as I get the credits if you going to use it for anything  :ricky:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
Post by: Casting from Turd on August 25, 2012, 04:21:23 pm
Ken julle Baaienaars vir Davies Motorcycles, ek dink hy was naby BKB in swartkops as ek reg onthou.

Hyt altyd aan ons plaas bikes gewerk. RV 90 en die XR200

Ek soek nog my pa se XR 200 terug, hy het destyds vir my pa gese die coil of CDI was foutief en kan nie reg gemaak word nie! Dit is n goeie 16 jaar terug!

Die bikes was meer by die mechanics as op die plaas!

Goeie tye
HIJACK
Took my XR200R to a guy that used to be at the bottom of commercial rd. Still waiting for the call to say its fixed. Been there a couple of times and now he has moved..... again. Action cycles I think he calls himself. Anybody help??
HIJACK OFF.
Sorry Jup   :mwink:  :dousing:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
Post by: XT JOE on August 26, 2012, 03:41:54 pm
Nice Jup :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
Post by: Dorsland on August 26, 2012, 04:30:29 pm
Sien nou eers die thread, dankie Jup.  Baie mooi fotos maar ek sien daar is baie wat net 'n "forbidden" ikoon wys?  Ek het in 1982 toe ek daar geswot het, daar in Central in 'n bitter mooi ou studente losieshuis gewoon.  My TT500 sommer op die stoep geparkeer. In daai dae kon mens die hele stad kruis en dwars deurstap, enige tyd van die dag of nag en dit was vir my mooi daar gewees.  Daai wind van julle het my soms amper mal gemaak as hy so onophoudelik dreun en fluit om die huise se hoeke.  Daar was altyd so 'n roadhouse oppie strand gewees by Summer strand dink ek, dink sy naam was Little Red Windmill of iets dergliks gewees.  Hy is seker laaaaankal nie meer daar nie.  Was altyd vir my lekker om daar na Alexandria se kant toe met my TT te ry, ja sommer so sonder ligte, speedo, flikkers en wat nog.  Nooit moeilikheid gekry nie.  Julle woon in 'n mooi dorp (stad?)
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
Post by: Gérrard on August 26, 2012, 04:38:29 pm
Het die 'forbidden' gesien. Weet nie hoekom nie. Daai roadhouse was Somethong Good. Betaan nie meer nie , maar daar is 'n pic van die gebou vroëer op die thread.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
Post by: Gérrard on August 26, 2012, 04:54:22 pm
JUST REALISED WHAT HAD HAPPENED  :lamer:

I cleaned up my Image Shack file the other day not aware that it would also delete the pics off the forum. Fukkit.  :dousing:  Wonder how many of my other RR's got wasted.

When I have time I'll sit and fix it. EISH !
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
Post by: J-dog on August 26, 2012, 04:56:07 pm
I remember something good burgers for R2, as big as you could hold with two hands and full of delicious stuff.

We could go out on the town for R5 and get three beers and a SG burger, plus have 50c left over for a litre of petrol in the bike.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
Post by: Dorsland on August 26, 2012, 04:57:08 pm
Nee moenie worry nie,  daar's nou iets waarna ek weer kan uitsien om al daai "forbidden" fotos te kan kyk  ;D
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
Post by: Gérrard on August 26, 2012, 05:06:21 pm
Nee moenie worry nie,  daar's nou iets waarna ek weer kan uitsien om al daai "forbidden" fotos te kan kyk  ;D

Enigeen 'n idee hoe om 'n quick fix te doen ?
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
Post by: J-dog on August 26, 2012, 05:12:18 pm
Jups, I think you'll have to email their cust. support. I believe they hold a mirror server.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
Post by: Gérrard on August 26, 2012, 05:16:43 pm
Jups, I think you'll have to email their cust. support. I believe they hold a mirror server.

Thanks. Will check, otherwise it looks like I have to reload each pic.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
Post by: Gérrard on August 26, 2012, 06:09:15 pm
Page one fixed. This is going to be hard work. Schoolfees  :lamer:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
Post by: briv on August 27, 2012, 10:10:24 am
Final one for the day. Noddy car. Cute.


Watse  vlieg/boot/motor daar agter die eland ?
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
Post by: Gérrard on August 27, 2012, 10:45:16 am
Final one for the day. Noddy car. Cute.


Watse  vlieg/boot/motor daar agter die eland ?

Was ook nogal geintereseerd daarin, maar daar was niemand om mee te gesels nie. Lyk soos 'n tiepe DIY 'skimmer' boot wat gebou is vir spoed, maar dat dit dalk nie 'n sukses was nie.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
Post by: GSGM on September 13, 2012, 12:14:36 pm
Hello Jupiter,

"Naais fred"  :thumleft:

Jislaaik, I also grew up in PE. Left in 1987 to do National Service and never stayed there again. However, since I still have family there, I visit from time to time.

Have you ever considered riding out from Uitenhage to the Groendal Dam? Plse post pictures if you have. That used to be our holiday uitkamp - with tents in the bush, very informal - in today's terms actually squatted there, between the bosluise. Had special permission to fish bass in the dam, since my grand farther was verlangs familie of the care taker - oom Eddie.

Memories!!
 
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
Post by: Gérrard on September 13, 2012, 12:20:08 pm
Hello Jupiter,

"Naais fred"  :thumleft:

Jislaaik, I also grew up in PE. Left in 1987 to do National Service and never stayed there again. However, since I still have family there, I visit from time to time.

Have you ever considered riding out from Uitenhage to the Groendal Dam? Plse post pictures if you have. That used to be our holiday uitkamp - with tents in the bush, very informal - in today's terms actually squatted there, between the bosluise. Had special permission to fish bass in the dam, since my grand farther was verlangs familie of the care taker - oom Eddie.

Memories!!
 

We've tried riding there but they only allow the bike as far as the offices. Beautiful place, but I'm too lazy to walk.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
Post by: GSGM on September 13, 2012, 01:20:59 pm
Hello Jupiter,

"Naais fred"  :thumleft:

Jislaaik, I also grew up in PE. Left in 1987 to do National Service and never stayed there again. However, since I still have family there, I visit from time to time.

Have you ever considered riding out from Uitenhage to the Groendal Dam? Plse post pictures if you have. That used to be our holiday uitkamp - with tents in the bush, very informal - in today's terms actually squatted there, between the bosluise. Had special permission to fish bass in the dam, since my grand farther was verlangs familie of the care taker - oom Eddie.

Memories!!
 

We've tried riding there but they only allow the bike as far as the offices. Beautiful place, but I'm too lazy to walk.

Pity, very nice scenery. Anyway, do enjoy the riding.  :ricky:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
Post by: Gérrard on November 04, 2012, 12:46:01 pm
So how have things been. its a while since I posted... no excuse really. You all know about the lots of rain we had, so this morning I took a ride to look at some.

1. Sea View Rd is a new lake and its going to be there for a while.
2. Lake Side is a permanant lake but usually just a pool of water.

Both are going to be at this level for a looong time. The ground is completely saturated and there is nowhere for the water to drain.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
Post by: Geotraveller on November 05, 2012, 07:55:44 pm
Was lanklaas op die thread maar die verlange raak groot elke keer as hier n draai maak.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
Post by: Gérrard on May 19, 2013, 10:20:06 am
Some time ago I showed you pics of the outside of the Feather market hall after it was restored. Its a place that holds many happy childhood memories for me as I used to play around in it in the days my father stil played table tennis.

Its main feature is the magnificent organ. Last night my daughter, Kayla, had her Ballroom dance compitition there so I got a chance for some pics.

A lot of people know where the Feather Market Centre is but I bet very few have seen the very impressive organ that adorns the front of the main hall.  The concert hall pipe organ was inaugurated in June 1999 and cost R2,6m at the time.  The organ stands 14 meters high, 10 meters wide and 4,5 meters deep, weighs 20 tons and has 5508 pipes.  Pretty impressive. 


The organ was designed by Prof Albert Troskie, built by local organ builder Jan Pekelharing and is a combination of old and new.  The nucleus of the organ consist of the old 1892 Norman & Beard organ which was situated in the adjacent Shelly Hall.  The facade of this organ is still visible in the hall.  In addition to this the pipes of an 1880 Forster & Andrews organ from Durban was installed along with a significant number of new stops.  The rest of the organ is all new with the organ facade's decorated wood carved panels taking ten local woodcarvers two years to complete.  The organ gets used in at least 9 recitals every year by both South African as well as international organists

Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (19/5/13)
Post by: JMOL on May 19, 2013, 10:25:49 am
Hoe het jou dogter toe gedoen?  My niggie se suster het ook ge"ballroom" tot so 2 jaar terug daar by julle.

Bly jy het weer begin met die thread  :deal:  Ek geniet dit - hou aan daarmee  ;)  :deal:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (19/5/13)
Post by: Gérrard on May 19, 2013, 10:33:02 am
Hoe het jou dogter toe gedoen?  My niggie se suster het ook ge"ballroom" tot so 2 jaar terug daar by julle.

Bly jy het weer begin met die thread  :deal:  Ek geniet dit - hou aan daarmee  ;)  :deal:

Ek het lui geraak, maar gaan nou weer bietjie werk daaraan.

Hulle get tweede gekom in die Latin Dance goue kategorie.  :thumleft: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=124773.0
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (19/5/13)
Post by: Gérrard on May 19, 2013, 05:28:41 pm
A beautiful day as only Autum can be in PE. Went for an icecream at Hobie beach and also got a pic of the now completed Boardwalk Hotel. Very impressive.

Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (19/5/13)
Post by: Tweets on May 19, 2013, 05:37:30 pm
Thanks JUP/ That organ is most imnpressive. But what I really appreciate is the architecture. Bean a mechanical and electrical minded person, I really appreciate these facets.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (19/5/13)
Post by: TVB on May 19, 2013, 08:23:08 pm
Pragtig!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (19/5/13)
Post by: >>Thump°C on May 19, 2013, 09:11:49 pm
A beautiful day as only Autum can be in PE. Went for an icecream at Hobie beach and also got a pic of the now completed Boardwalk Hotel. Very impressive.


see it at night with all the lights on.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (19/5/13)
Post by: Gérrard on May 19, 2013, 09:24:54 pm
A beautiful day as only Autum can be in PE. Went for an icecream at Hobie beach and also got a pic of the now completed Boardwalk Hotel. Very impressive.


see it at night with all the lights on.


I'll go around and see if I can take a nice pic.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (19/5/13)
Post by: >>Thump°C on May 27, 2013, 11:31:03 am
got tired of waiting for you jup hehe
bad cell pic from last night.

and then the flower arrangement in the entrance, I think they cost more than I normally pay for a nights accommodation.
Title: Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (19/5/13)
Post by: Gérrard on May 27, 2013, 11:34:35 am
Very pretty, Thanks. I said in the beginning that if you find something of interest, help out and post  :thumleft: