Saturday Snapshots #31


Driftwood on Robberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay – February 2008

I have been coming to Plettenberg Bay and walking on Robberg Beach since I was about four years old.  It is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and the one place I know where I will always find solace from all that is troubling me. 

The 6 kilometre stretch of golden sand is bounded on the one side by the Robberg Penninsula nature reserve, home to colony of over 5,000 Cape fur seals; and on the other by the spectacular Beacon Island Hotel (visible on the horizon above the driftwood). 

And why am I posting such a sunny South African picture?  Because by the time you read this… that's where I will be for a 2-week break!  And to add to the excitement, I will be meeting these five lovely ladies while I stop over in Joburg.  Stay tuned…

If you love this photo, please take a look at my Life's a Beach calendar in which it features – the perfect Christmas gift!

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister. Click here for a full list of photographs previously featured.  If you like this or any other photo featured in Saturday Snapshots, why not buy it as a greeting card or print in my RedBubble store?

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  1. LaurenC says

    Ahh, what a lovely picture to see on a dreary Saturday in the office. I have been going to BI since I was a small child (going in June again and cant wait) so thanks for the memory jolt. Love your site and have cooked a number of your delish recipes…from an ex PE girl.

  2. says

    ja, rub it in, why don’t you! it’s bad enough you’re not here, at least have the decency not to brag about going on hols while i am freezing off my beautiful derriere!
    i so wish i was there…
    enjoy the trip and don’t forget to think of us less fortunate ūüėČ

  3. says

    Have a lovely time there! Wish we were coming up too, it was stunning when we were there in Jan. Bring back some more goitgeous pics for us.

  4. says

    What an amazing photo, Jeanne! I used to love gathering driftwood on the beach at home. It made such lovely colours in the flames when we used it to start the fire at Granny’s house. However… our driftwood looked like twigs in comparison to the great hunks of wood in your photo—wow!
    Have a wonderful holiday!

  5. says

    It was lovely to meet you today, Jeanne: and to meet some other SA food bloggers! Thank you so much, again, and enjoy your holiday. J.

  6. says

    I just found your blog, and I’m so excited I did! It’s just wonderful. I can’t wait to keep reading more–although we’ll all be missing you for your two-week break. South Africa sounds like a wonderful place to spend a nice break!! Enjoy the sun!

  7. robin says

    Have a wonderful holiday! You and Charlotte will be in SA at the same time. Wouldn’t it be wild if you ran into each other on Plettenburg Beach?

  8. says

    Have a wonderful trip, Jeanne. Things are just not working for us right now to go to PE. So if you get the urge to include CT< please contact me and we can meet up!!! I had many wonderful picnics on the beach there!!Thx for reminding me!!!

  9. browniegirl says

    Oh what a pity…….I will be missing you by about two weeks….hubby and I will be going there for 12 days end April……cannot WAIT!!!It is the place that I love, the one that resonates with my soul…..I hope you had a wonderful meeting with my fellow foodie friends in Joburg….next time Cape Town perchance??? :o) Have a wonderful relaxing time in Plett Jeanne. Hugs xxx