Seashells on the seashore

Sea shells on the sea shore
It seems as though the ship, a coal carrier, that ran aground on Blouberg Beach in Table Bay will be around for a little while still. News reports are still a little sketchy, but it looks like they're considering pumping the vast amounts of fuel off the ship.

For the full story, and the reason why we're so proud of the National Sea Rescue Institute, read their report of what happened, on the NSRI website.

For more photos, take a look at the news report on News24's website.

What you're seeing in the photo are bajillions of crushed seashells on the seashore. I do hope that the ship doesn't start breaking up into a bajillion small pieces on Blouberg Beach!

4 thoughts on “Seashells on the seashore

  1. Paul

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    My camera an I almost ended up in the water a few times. I wanted to get a really nice close-up of the water (in photos that I haven’t published here). It’s kinda tricky waiting for the right moment to take the shot, because once you’ve clicked the button, the water’s practically beneath you already!

  2. Jo

    All those shells have been washed away now. The beach is just sand again. We were lucky to be there that day. Did you keep the ‘alien’ shell? You should put a pic of that on CTDP ;-)

  3. Paul

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    Jo, I meant to publish the alien, but then had a better idea involving a prawn… and then things got hectic and neither materialised. Now, I’m not sure where Mr. Alien is!

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