How many people still wear watches today? I stopped wearing one when I got my first mobile phone and it had the time on it. But before wrist watches, cuckcoo clocks and grandfather clocks there were clocks that didn't go tick tock. Sun
clocks dials. And that is the topic of my "Random ... " post today.
Random sun dials.
This sun dial can be seen outside the historic St Peters Anglican Church in Plettenberg Bay
CJ Langenhoven's house (now a museum) in Oudtshoorn. Langenhoven's grave can be seen in the background.
The most unusual sun dial in the post comes from the town of Hankey in the Gamtoos River Valley. It claims to be the biggest sun dial in the Southern Hemisphere and was erected by a local farmer in 1989. The dial is 36,4 meters across and right next to the main road into the valley.