Saturday, 1 September 2012

Flower Feedback: Mossel Bay

I received a very friendly email from Katryn.  She wrote a beautiful message telling me about the history of Mossel Bay.  How wonderful is that?

Found this "planted" at The Point in Mossel Bay.... Kon nie 'n foto neem waar ek ook in die foto is nie, want ek was alleen, Toe fotografeer ek maar die blom en kaartjie om vir jou te stuur...
We live in Danabaai, Mossel Bay. The picturesque village of Danabaai is one of the most beautiful and safest residential
Areas of the Western Cape and is situated close to Mossel Bay.
Our Town, Mossel Bay, is blessed with a mild climate all-year round; ideal tourist destination during the green season as well, not only in Summer. Mossel Bay is a popular holiday town and is surrounded by a sunbathed peninsula and the Indian Ocean. Mossel Bay is the historical capital of the Garden Route.

Mossel Bay is a quaint coastal town with lovely beaches, best surf sport and most mouth-watering seafood. It also has historical architecture, several museums and an old working Harbour. 
Mossel Bay is the first place at which Bartolomeus Dias landed after rounding the Cape in 1488. One of the port's historic attractions is the famous "Post Office Tree", so called because in 1500 a sailor left a message in a navigator's boot in a milkwood tree. Today you can still post a letter at this spot. The Bartolomeus Dias Museum Complex consists of historic buildings with exhibits of shells, local and maritime history, dominated by an impressive life-size replica of Bartolomeus Dias caravel. From this Point there are spectacular views of waves crashing against the rocky shoreline and you can see dolphins. Mossel Bay is the best place for whale watching during August and November.
The St. Blaize Lighthouse has been a beacon for navigators since 1864 and is one of two manned lighthouses on the South African coast today. Mossel Bay's excellent climate, wind protected, safe beaches and good surfing conditions make it a very popular holiday resort.

Thank you Katryn!

1 comment:

Stel said...

SKitterend om die terugvoer te sien! My FB vriendin Trisa het gaan kyk by die hawe in Kleinmond, maar kon nie jou blom kry nie...hoop nie iemand het dit gedief nie.