Elim was initially a refuge for the indigenous Khoi people until it was taken over by hundreds of slaves. Most its 1 400 residents living there today are descendants of the slaves. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
In memory of emancipated slaves who found refuge at Elim in the Overberg, Western Cape, is the slavery emancipation monument. Elim, with its whitewashed thatched cottages, Moravian Church and the oldest working clock in South Africa, is a national treasure.
The mission station at Elim was established in 1824, when German missionaries arrived at the Cape. Biblically, Elim is the place the Israelites rested after crossing the Red Sea.
The monument was first built in 1938 and was "re-unveiled" in 2004 after falling into disrepair in the 1990s. It was rebuilt in time to mark the United Nations declaration that 2004 was the year to celebrate the victory of humanity’s struggle against slavery.
My next stop in this amazing little town was
That was it for me...
What a delightful woman who lives in a great place in this universe!!
Back on the road can you imagine living in this town and answering when somebody asks you "Where do you live?"
I arrived at my apartment just after 12.30pm and although I was early my room was ready...I booked through airbnbn but it is a bit different it is actually a 8 room motel
After I got settled in and organized I donned my hiking gear and went off to this place for a 14 km or a 8.5 miles hike along the coast
In this shot above I like the grooves in the big rock!!!
At the end of the hike is this huge hole in the rocks it had to be almost 100 feet down!!!
I did enjoy the hike and it was a good workout and I arrived back in time for a nice sunset!!
I had a nice shower and for supper something different I found this in the deli section of the supermarket
Now it is coming up to 9 pm and you know what that means..YES another live soccer game from Spain...although this time I am not watching on a 50 inch TV screen more like and 8 inch screen
On my walks and driving I spend a lot of time in thought and I believe that my life is becoming boring, mundane and I seem to do nothing special any more...so I have decided to spice up my life starting tomorrow....so stay tuned to see what I came up with...a little warning....Heather, Linda, Barbara you may want to skip reading tomorrow's blog!!!!