I would like to add my photos of a few years ago, buth they were taken whilst walking. I was priviledged to grow up, having a holiday house at Arniston. In Afrikaans the little sea town is known as Waenhuiskrans (meaning cave in which a wagon can turn). The sea however, is not a friend of coast lines. I had to mark the short walk way that was built because the sea had exposed the rock which made walking from the steps onto the sandy beach difficult. However, just a few months later a severe winter storm just lifted a slab of cement and moved it away. Just look in photo 2.
My sister, my youngest brother and I went for a long walk on the sand. This the view awaiting us on the return.
Erotion uncovered these million of years old worm pipes. The one at the top was still beautifully preserved. It was uncovered because the coastline is slowly being de-sanded, if there is a word like that, otherwise I just made it. The slow shifting of sand has stopped because of increasing population.
During our walk, we came upon the exposed wreck of the Arniston. The ship sank near the resort in the 1800s. The town has become known as Arniston when English speaking people started inhabiting the area. Today it is the only town in South-Africa with 2 official names – one English and one Afrikaans.