Brown water at Long Beach

A Day on the Bay: Black south easter

Date: 18 November 2013

Fish Hoek beach, all brown
Fish Hoek beach, all brown

A black south easter (a south easterly wind accompanied by a cut-off low that brings heavy rain) in mid November caused havoc in False Bay, with a lot of brown water running off the land into the sea. It was this same rainstorm that caused the Admiral’s Waterfall to be in full flow. I took a drive around a couple of days after the rains to see what the effects were on the sea. False Bay was grumpy and brown, with some residual chop from the wind.

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Tony

Scuba diver, teacher, gadget man, racing driver, boat skipper, photographer, and collector of stray animals

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