Monday, June 30, 2014

The Hankey Sundial

Just outside the town of Hankey in the Gamtoos Valley visitors will find the biggest sundial in the Southern Hemisphere.  Kids will always be kids and the monkey comes out of them when they see something they can climb.  It was no different when Drama Princess decided to see how far she could go up the Hankey Sundial.  The sundial was built by local farmer Mr Dirk Schellingerhout in 1989 to commemorate the town's 160th anniversary.  It is located at the entrance to the town and just below Vergaderingskop, the final resting place of Saartjie Baartman.  The Hankey Sundial has a diameter of 34.6m and the gnomon is 18m high, and weighs one ton.

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