Sunday, March 29, 2009

Humewood slipway

The old slipway next to Humewood Beach is a well known landmark in Port Elizabeth. Before the PE harbour was built in the 1930's, boats that needed repairs was brought to Humewood. They would sail in between the pillars before being pulled up onto the slipway. Today it is a popular spot to snorkel and scuba dive. The diving schools in Port Elizabeth all do their students' first shore dive at the slipway.

5 comments:

  1. Interesting - and lovely photo - nice colours! The previous post was interesting too - I am surprised you were allowed to photos inside! The first photo is great - white building against the blue of the sky! Stunning!

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  2. Now that is also something I would like to do - diving! Looks like a good place to start!

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  3. I'm playing catchup again. You always have such wonderful photos on your blog. (I loved the spider in the trees.)

    Humewood Beach looks wonderful ... omigosh! And look at the sun shining. *sigh*

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  5. Sorry, deleted previous comment. The grammar was shocking and I could not figure out a way to edit it.

    What I wanted to say was that most Friday evenings we will use it as a beacon to swim to. We start at Hobie Beach and swim to "the six pack" (pillars)and back. It is beautiful and last week we saw a sting ray in the water.

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