Great times were had by all who attended our Rooi Els Holiday Programme.
Before Christmas we started with a Beach Clean up and then there was a most successful Rooiels Outreach fun walk and the RESA AGM. After Christmas there was a fabulous day with the Boat Club (more about that below) and RERA and REC held their AGMs.
In the New Year the weather was not always on our side so unfortunately the WALK up Klein-Hangklip had to be cancelled due to a gale force southeaster and the ECO WALK had to be abandoned due to rain and some of those who attended had to retreat for coffee, rusks and whisky at 127, Rocklands !! We saw plenty of birds after the whisky !
The MARINE WALK was VERY educational and it is quite amazing what can be found under a rock. Thank you Ernst for leading it and your immense enthusiasm.
The Sandcastle/Sculpture as per the photographs was another year of excellence and a big thank you to the judges, Rix, Hanna and Elisabeth and to the sponsors, the Boat Club, RERA, the Village Shop, Gossip Corner, Something Else and the Drummond Arms. Also, thank you to Anton for putting the programme together.
The wind interrupted the Beach Clean Up on 7th - but some hardy Rooielsers braved the wind - others came the following week in calmer weather for another cleanup. Thanks to all who help to keep our Village and our beach clear of litter.
The Marine Walk - Living shores under your feet - we all learned so much
Sandcastle competition - fun for all the family
The Crayfish competition with the winners -- thanks to the fishermen who donated part of their catch to a very successful social that raised funds for Rooiels organisations.
At the really fun social afterwards - with 140 people in attendance - all enjoyed a terrific spread put on by the boat club. Thanks to the Boat Club members for all their efforts and organisation -- they raised R24 300 which they shared as donations to the Rooiels Conservancy, the Rooiels Outreach Trust and the Rooiels Disaster Initiative
Several Beach Clean-ups were held - On 15th December, 7th January and on 15th January. Thanks to everyone that participated there were bags and bags of plastic carried away. A few really tough Rooielsers even braved the wind on the 7th January - while others came out the following Saturday.
Get details of the Artists and a map of the plots by going to the Art Walk (15 and 16th Dec)
You can download the Holiday programme by clicking on the PDF link below the programme
Please keep sending photos -- thanks to Sandra for this photo of the Crayfish competition on 23rd Dec
Appeal to everyone - please send in other photos of folk enjoying Rooiels - or of nature, or those hard at work pulling rooikrans seedlings. We all love to see the photos.
Thanks to Denise - below Derek Esterhuyse (skipper) with crew Andre Brink, Mark Bowen at the Crayfish Competition - they won Biggest one and Biggest 4
Hike to the Seals - Thanks to Jeremy van Zyl and see more photos in the Galleries
Photos from the Sandcastle competition - you can get individual photos from Sandra Yeo - enquire at the Village Shop
The New Year's Eve party was a roaring success at the Drummond Arms - thanks to Sandra Yeo who prepared these collages
We need more photos from all the other activities - thanks to Rita Blake for this Baboon photo
Rooiels April 2017 Holiday Program
(Enquiries SMS Wolfgang 0828236821 )
Visit to Seals
Tuesday 4th April @ 16:15 – 18.30
Meet at Erf 257, Perspicua Rd
Please wear shoes with rubber soles for the rocks.
Visit to the Cave at Groot Hangklip Pringle Bay
Sat 8th April @ 07:00 – 13:00
Own transport, good walking shoes, walking stick, jacket and a torch.
Make sure you bring enough water and something to eat for +/- 6 hours
Dappat se Gat Visit
Monday 10th April @ 09:00 – 10:45
Own transport, walking shoes & torch
Saturday 15th April @ 0900
Meet at the Slipway - bring your own bags
Click the Link to go to the Photos of the 2016-17 Christmas Programme
Summary of the Christmas Programme 2016/2017 holidays
10 - 10 a.m. Creatures in the Fynbos - Harold Porter Gardens
Weds 14 - 11 a.m. Talk by Cari Corbet-Owen on Handling Life's Stressors - Harris home, 206 Harveya Road
Tues 20 - RESA AGM - 124 Priestliya Rd
Weds 21 - 5 p.m. REC AGM - with a talk on our baboons by Joselyn -- Scholtz home, 222 Harveya Road
Thurs 22 - 5.30-7p.m. - visit to the Seals - meet Erf 257 Perspicua Rd (Wolfgang)
Fri 23 - 4 p.m. Boule - Erg 72 cnr Bathers Walk and Ixia (Piet)
Sat 24 - 8.30 a.m. Treasure Hunt - meet at slipway (Marti)
Mon 26 - 7a.m.-9.30a.m. Dapat se Gat - meet at Rooels Shop (Wolfgang)
26 or 27 Dec (weather dependent) Crayfish Competition - registration 7.30-9 a.m and prize giving 73 Ixia at 1 p.m.
Tues 27 - 8.30-11 a.m. Sand Castle Competition - main beach (Sandra and Hanna)
Tues 27 - 5 p.m. RERA AGM - Erf 231
Weds 28 - 8-11 a.m. Sea Life Workshop - meet at Rooiels shop (Evette)
Thurs 29 - 6.45 a.m. Birds, Plant and Animal walk - meet at Rooiels shop (Helen and Alison)
Fri 30 - 6 -8.30 a.m. walk from Rooiels to Pringle Bay - meet at Rooiels shop (Wolfgang)
Fri 30 - 8 p.m. An evening slide show and talk on travels through Serbia and Romania - Erf 239 Rocklands Rd (Gerard)
Sat 31 - 8 p.m. till late - Drummond Arms Spitbraai (Karl and Frankie)
Sun 1 - 5 a.m. - Walk up Klein Hangklip for New Year sunrise - (Geoff)
Tues 3 - 8 a.m. - New Year Beach clean up - meet at Slipway