2018 September East London

We just spend a lovely two full days in East London with Russel and Linda, and explored the stunningly beautiful coastline from Morgans Bay to the north of East London, down to Port Alfred in the south. I remember very little of East London despite visiting my grandparents in Gonubie several times when I was younger. We visited Gonubie and drove past their old houses (0ne of which I remember, as well as the beach front and river where we used to go with Grandpa). The coastline is dotted with beautiful bays that often have wide sandy beaches with rocky headlands  – the winds were steady but warm and the water (the Indian Ocean) was also warm with strong surf and currents – the weather in this part of the world is changeable, but we’ve been lucky so far with mainly sunny or partially overcast conditions. The roads were generally in good shape and the N2 (the main north – south highway) is comparable to an interstate highway in the US – the food/wine/beer is excellent (including lots of craft breweries) – however you really have to watch out for dangerous drivers, particularly in the cities and surrounding areas. The security situation in general is poor and you need to be aware of your surroundings, avoid certain areas etc. A few photos of the weekend in East London can be seen my clicking this link or the embedded photo.