These days Struisbaai is of course very much a holiday destination, a proper little fishing town with its record setting long beach and natural harbours. Although the area has traditionally been treacherous for commercial shipping (30 groundings since 1673), little fishing boats deal with the conditions just fine, and as such the small main harbour bustles with fishermen continuously going out and coming back in with their catch of the day. Interestingly enough, the harbour has become relatively well known for the stingrays that swim around in it, with one particularly stubborn specimen called Parrie even setting up residency there.

Naturally we wanted to see these stingrays for ourselves, but as luck would have it, all we got to see were fishing boats and cormorants. Lots and lots of cormorants.

Still, pretty nevertheless.

And then we set off to find some fish and chips.

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