The old Loading Place

The old Loading Place

Port Owen nestles between Velddrif on the Berg River, and the little seaside fishing village of Laaiplek at the mouth of the Berg River. Laaiplek is so called because it was "The Loading Place" for the entire area. What remains of this old jetty is an important part of our history. Photo taken by local photographer Karen van Niekerk

Spring Time Chicks

Spring Time Chicks

Spring has Sprung and many bird species have chicks at the moment. This afternoon I was lucky enough to see this little family of Spotted Thick Knees - a pair of adults with 2 tiny, fluffy, little chicks. When I approached the chicks ran to their mother and pushed into her breast feathers, and she then settled down over them