Oysters and Marooned Fisherman

With the annual Knysna Oyster festival in full swing my blogging has taken a brief sabbatical. I have a small headache after the Wade Bales wine festival last night – but how often do you get a chance to wash down platters of wild lagoon oysters with sips of wine from 40 great South Africa estates? If you get the chance, lay your hands on the Morgenhof Brut 2005 or their Estate 2004 – beyond delicious.

To make life even more blissful we’ve had the hot desert wind gently blowing along the coast, giving us a few balmy days of summer in mid-winter. We spent the day on the beach yesterday, along with some fisherman on holiday from land-locked Gauteng (their big Land Cruiser had a GP registration.)

They arrived all kitted out with new rods and cooler bags at low tide and climbed onto a large rock before settling down and baiting up. The changing tide had not been factored into their plans and the rising water went completely unnoticed until they wanted to come home. Could not resist capturing their rather undignified exit from the beach.

What now?

What now?

Prepare to plunge.

Prepare to plunge.



Leap of faith.

Leap of faith.


2 Responses to “Oysters and Marooned Fisherman”

  1. 1 jake July 8, 2009 at 11:03 am

    gee mom i cant believe that you actaly caught a snap of the fisherman not as cool as i thought but great post

  2. 2 shoreacres July 18, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Wonderful photo series! Those “oh, whoops” moments are always fun. I must say, as beautiful as that scene is, I can understand being distracted from notice of a rising tide!

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