23 October 2014

Skywatch Friday - Climax on a mountain

If you are not South African the title may have mislead you.................... 

Climax is the brand name of  a windmill, which is a common feature on the South African landscape and the name is often used as a synonym for windmill. It was also the inspiration for the name of the book my wife and I have just published, which has been promoted quite extensively in some of the earlier posts. 

This battered windmill, perched near the top of the Zuurberg Pass, in the Eastern Cape has the most spectacular panoramic views of the rolling countryside from Paterson to Port Elizabeth and beyond, with Algoa Bay as a backdrop. 



If you have never been to the top of the Zuurberg Pass, put it on your bucket list. The road is not the best, to put it mildly, but in Koos it was not a problem. The views in and from the mountains are breathtaking and worth the trip. On a misty day you may not see too much, but then just enjoy the atmosphere.


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9 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Great captures as always, Max! Love that blue, blue sky and the windmill! We don't see too many of those here in Oregon any more! Have a great weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

magnificent blue sky with the windmill !

happy weekend to you.

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Felicia said...

wow what a fabulous view.

Light and Voices said...

Lovely photos posted this week.
JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice clicks. First pic superb

filigarn said...

Great captures!! And such a lovely view!!

TexWisGirl said...

gosh, that's beautiful! and thanks for the education!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

That is a beautiful view, and the windmill really adds interest to a great photo!

Jonker Fourie said...

Its sad how bad this road has become. Wish I could travel up there in my car