Rain in Port Owen

Rain in Port Owen

It's been drizzling here the last couple of days, and with such heavy cloud cover I didn't think we would see any sunset at all, but the clouds parted for just a few minutes this evening. Even when the weather is not at its best, the views are simply breathtaking.

Locals fish for Harder

Locals fish for Harder

We recently went to get take away at the local Fish 'n Chip shop by the fishing harbour. The local kids caught our attention, catching Harder from the quayside with nothing but a few metres of fishing line and a hook with bait. In the photo you can see that this young boy has caught one - see the line is tight and the look of concentration on his f

A visit to Laaiplek fishing harbour

A visit to Laaiplek fishing harbour

Laaiplek's fishing harbour is just a couple of km from Atlantic Sunsets. Its name derived from its function - a place where one can offload the catch of the day on the pier. The quayside is a colourful collection of fishing vessels, most of them old-fashioned, brightly painted wooden boats, making it a fascinating place to visit. Laaiplek's harbour

Tortoise sightings

Tortoise sightings

This area is home to Angulate tortoises. Sadly the numbers seem to be dwindling, but when you come and stay at Atlantic Sunsets look out for one of these crossing the road or browsing in an undeveloped property. Although the Angulate tortoise is commonly kept as a garden pet in South Africa, this species is classified as a "Protected Wild Animal" a