One of the main beaches in Port Elizabeth is called Hobie Beach. It is a Blue Flag beach just across the road from The Boardwalk entertainment complex and a very popular beach. Until the late 1980's Hobie Beach was nothing more than a rocky stretch of coastline. It was then decided to have a pier built to block the sand moving along the coastline and form a beach. Today the value of the beach and surrounding area to the city far exceeds the cost of building it.
The pier is a very popular landmark for photos and television footage of the beachfront. The other night we organised for the in-laws to watch the Rugrats for a while and went out for dinner. After dinner we headed down to the beachfront for a stroll through the Boardwalk and down to the beach. I had my camera on hand for a couple of night shots of the pier. Unfortunately the Damselfly didn't want me to carry a tripod along on a romantic (anything without the Rugrats we see as romantic) stroll so I had to sit on my behind and shoot off my knees.On this picture the waves were crashing against the rocks in front of me and made a blurry curtain between me and the pier. I thought it was more interesting than just another straight forward pic like the top one.