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Posted on: Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Arniston Photographs

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This picturesque little fishing village on the shores of Marcus Bay is also known as Waenhuiskrans (‘wagon shelter cliff’).  The name comes from a large sea-cave, which although only visible during low-tide resembles the structures used by settlers to house their wagons and cattle.  The village itself got the name ‘Arniston’ from the Arniston ship which wrecked off the in 1815.  After cutting away three of its anchors the vessel ran ashore and broke up on the sharp rocks off the Arniston Reef.  Sadly, only six of the 378 passengers survived to tell the tale.

Arniston however is a pretty village, with sparkling blue water and gorgeous beaches, perfect for lazing away sunny summer days.  Artists and photographers are attracted to the seaside location; the white-washed cottages, rolling sand dunes, steep cliffs and blue ocean make for picture perfect photographs and paintings!  The cottages are Kassiebaai are more than 200 years old and are a National Monument.

De Hoop and De Mond Nature Reserves neighbour Arniston; a bird watcher and hikers delight.

 

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Helen Rushton

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After living in London and travelling the world for many years and more recently living in the Mother City, I now reside on a tranquil sugar cane farm in Kearsney; an area steeped in the history of South Africa’s sugar industry. During the summer months I get involved with the community by assisting the local primary school with swimming lessons at our country club. Some of my favourite things are reading or picking freshly grown vegetables and Iceland poppies in our garden. Milly, my boxer loves her walks to the river that runs through our farm and sometimes, Sandy the cat I hand reared, joins us for a stroll!

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