Woodstock beach: Lost in the sands of time
It is undeniable that the Mother City has gone through some serious changes over the years. One of the most prominent for us has to be the Woodstock area which, believe it or not used to be home to a flourishing beachfront, frequented by locals on a daily basis.
Cape Town: The Bark "William Hales" Towing Out of Port in 1886
The featured vessel in this painting is the American bark, William Holes. She was rounding the Cape of Good Hope from Singapore en route to New York when she went aground on a reef off Struis Point. The ships' log reveals the predicament. "Put in leaky. Struck reef off Struis Point and bumped very heavily. After setting all sail ship came off. Found her making water rapidly. All hands worked pumps. Water gained rapidly so made for Table Bay as vessel could not have kept afloat much longer."…