18 January 2008

Cockscomb Mountains

The Cockscomb Mountain seen from the Elands River Valley, which runs in a westerly direction from Rocklands, just outside Uitenhage towards Patensie in the Gamtoos River Valley.
A drive through the Elands River Valley is worth while excusion. It is marked by rolling hills, mountain streams and fynbos (the famous Cape vegetation).



Until the 1980's, the valley was a significant wheat growing area, but as a result of a big decline in the annual rainfall, wheat growing is no longer viable. Another example of climate change and global warming?
The contour banks of the old wheat fields can still be seen on the side of the hill.

12 comments:

Jenty said...

Very pretty photo!

MedaM said...

Beautiful photo! The view is great!

Andrea said...

That is a beautiful view. Love the picture.

Amrita said...

Hi Max-e
Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting.
Nano looks good. Our Indian car industry is developing very fast and we have a lot of cars on the market.Our 2 wheelers are also world class. Which motorcycle does your son have?

Old Wom Tigley said...

The view with the mountains is beautiful but the story behind it is a worry for sure... as another crop been planted or is this just being left now?..

Max-e said...

Hi Amrita, thanks for stopping by. I do not know what the make was, but I know that he removed two of the sets of foot rests - he said they embarassed him :)

Max-e said...

Hi Tom. The fields have been left to lie fallow. There are a lot of sheep and cattle in the area. I heard that some farmers are planting crops again, but have not confirmed it. I am planning a drive down there one of these days.

Bob Johnson said...

Beautiful pic, your right about the global warming thing unfortunately.

Neva said...

What a beautiful picture...the mountains are stunning...my daughter will tell you global warming is not a myth and here is another example...nice to know it can be used for livestock though.

Sonia said...

Nice photo! What a beautiful view!

Kerri said...

What a beautiful place! So green and lovely....with those beautiful mountains in the background.
Wow!

Anna said...

Max-e this is beautiful. Anna :)