Friday, October 29, 2010

St Lucia Estuary ... People Fishing again!

With water supply restored to the town it is inevediable for holidaymakers and eco tourist to flock into the region once again.

Reports of Grunter is streaming in and fisherman will heard on the beaches over spring tide next weekend to catch some elusive specimens.

For the eco tourist the good news is in the filled up water holes and wetlands atracting many fowl like Egyptian Gees, Spurwing Gees and many more. Fruitbats hanging around town and Hippo sharing a night stroll with people enjoying the fresh air. Red Duiker and Bushbuck greeting you with the Hornbill's wake up call.

St Lucia will always be the best place to hang out ....

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

liMfolozi River Current Condition

Filled to the brim the river is constantly flowing into the ocean. Prevailing wind pushes the merky water northwards towards Mission Rocks. It is to early to tell but this could clear up by the weekend.

Dry tap is no more an option and resort owners are prepaired for any unforseen misshaps,thus for a fun filled Christmas for this peacefull town is eminent.

Watch this space for regular updates. Who know we may have an estuary breach into the ocean before then.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Village Corner Service Station

Car & Bus Wash Bay, Village Corner Liquors, Take Away, Convienience Store, Spare Shop, Wheel & Tyre Repair bay. Domestic Gas, Ice, ATM, Lotto and Airtime.

Easy acces to fuel pumps for Boats and Busses. Free wash for large Tour Busses with every fill up.

Tel: 035 590 1478

Cnr of Dolphin Street and Pelican Street Stlucia Estuary, iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, The Elephant Coast of South Africa.

Salon Nelique

Beauty Salon, St Lucia Estuary, iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, Elephant Coast of South Africa.

Tel: 035 590 1417
Cel: 084 764 2981

Thursday, October 21, 2010

St Lucia Yesterday, Today and Tomorow

As I stood talking to two of the local residents whom have ocupied the town like forever it became evedent that things will never be the same again, but then our generation would clearly not survive St Lucia of yester year.

We are the fast food generation, the parents of the thumb tribe... Ironacaly this entry is done on a E63 punching away at micro keypad at five words a minute and no spell checker to help.

St. Lucia has develeop into a world class Tourist destination and is one of the only towns surrounded by a Game Park. As one of the permenant residance, Johan owmer of the boat Harlekyn, once said on a TV interview. 'St Lucia is the only place in the world where a Hippo and a dog can talk to each other.'

As this is to true since many video has been made and landed on Youtube about the free roaming Hippo. Small Red Duiker are ever present and the sad call off the Trumpeter Hornbill as your wake up call.

Today I am sure was a spring day since the migrating Swallows has arrived some time this week from Europe. They are still very vocal as nesting arrangements are sorted. Some how people frown if one dare claim that Spring sprung late this year.

Tomorrow people will be embarking on fishing trips, Whale watching and snorkeling. Some will even go on an Estuary Cruise and others will walk around town or feasting in one off the many Restaurants.

What ever yor Holiday plans are make sure that it includes a trip up or down the coast and popin for a soal refreshing stay.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

IMfolozi River current conditions

With the recent rains it is un avoidable for the River to continue its ancient path to the Indian ocean. Current wind conditions is diong natures part in ensuring favaroble fishing conditions for this weekend.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

iMfolozi Current Conditions

Above the water works the water table has clearly risen but this will not influence fishing conditions over the weekend. Monday could bring some down pours that might change the situation for the weekend of the 6th. When the iMfolozi water flows it takes loads of top soil down river into the ocean at St. Lucia. This results in muddy water North and South of the river mouth and water could be murky as far North as Mission Rocks.

Water on tap in St. Lucia should be more available this week for the water table in the River bed has improved dramatically and all the drainage that was dug in the river bed is currently filled with seepage water from the raising water table. Only rain can bring relief to a tedious and expensive task of digging drainage burrows into the river bed.