This picturesque fishing town, 15km north-west of Vredenburg, is one of the oldest coastal towns along the West Coast of South Africa and is famous for its crayfish. There are many white-washed fishermen’s cottages dotted along a long, white beach. In the town some of the atmosphere of a fishing community of a bygone era is preserved.
Paternoster, meaning “Our Father”, took its name from the heartfelt prayers of shipwrecked Portuguese sailors.

This photo was taken early one morning while we were on holiday.
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  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    wow Beautiful capture Elizabeth I have never seen the sky so smooth

  • Thanks so much Maggie, your comments are valued!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Awesome colorful capture Elizabeth


  • Thanks for accepting Larry!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    Die mooiste mooi!

    2 DAY 2011/04/08

  • Viele dank Frau Magriet!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 3 years ago

    Really beautiful Liz, a place that dreams are made of…

  • Thanks so much Maree! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture Elizabeth.

  • Thanks Andrea, much appreciated! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maureen Grobler
    Maureen Groblerover 3 years ago

    Elizabeth – this must be one of your best photos ever. I love it!

  • Thanks so much Maureen, if you know how much I appreciate your wonderful comment! (Wait until you see the others!) ;-))

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 3 years ago

    soooo captivating, Liz…beautifu!!!

  • Thanks dear Sally! Much appreciated!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Rina Greeff
    Rina Greeffover 3 years ago

    Perfekte oomblik gekliek – pragtige foto!

  • Baie dankie Rina! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 3 years ago

    28 April 2011 – Challenge Sunsets


  • Oe, ek is mal oor die mooi banier! Baie dankie Maree en almal wat gestem het! ’n Groot eer..!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Juergen Weiss
    Juergen Weissalmost 3 years ago

    What a wonderful moment you caught, Elizabeth ! GREAT … ! Best wishes, Juergen

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