Sometimes when I don’t get an opportunity to head out for new pictures, I like to go through old disks and files to see what I’ve got from other trips and shoots. Which is just what I was doing when I came across these from a trip Knysna in 2006/7. I have previously posted shots from this trip which you can see here and here.
Apart from the memories they bring back, sometimes looking at pictures you’ve taken some time back helps you see them through the perspective of distance and time, almost through new eyes, as it were. You’ll look at some and think “what on Earth possessed me to take that picture!?”, or maybe you’ll think some are worth a second look.
Knysna is situated around a beautiful estuary, called Knysna Lagoon, in an area of South Africa known as the Garden Route, which stretches along southern coastline of the country. Separating the lagoon from the Indian Ocean are two massive rock outcrops called the Knysna Heads. The shot below looks to the lagoon from the top of the Eastern Head. (Click on images for larger views.)
The route between the Heads can be quite treacherous and difficult as many an intrepid, or foolhardy, seafarer can attest.
Once a port used by much larger vessels carrying timber from the forests surrounding the town to world markets, today only smaller craft such as houseboats, fishing boats, yachts, speedboats and such-like are to be seen in Knysna’s little harbour.
Our friends own a home on the Western Head, at the top of a very steep hill. From the front lawn one gets uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean. There’s a path leading down to the small beach you see in the bottom right of the picture below.
And, of course, what good is a beach without a dog to enjoy it.
I’ll be dusting off a few more cobwebs from this trip in a day or so.
And what a beautiful way to end the day. Until next time… 🙂
© 2011. All images copyright Grahame Hall and may not be used without the written permission of the copyright owner. Please respect the rights of others.