FOSTER is delighted to be able to announce that the Anchor Garden Shipwreck Display is now complete. FOSTER invite our community to come and see the latest tourist attraction in the St Francis area. It is at the entrance to Cape St Francis just before entering the Irma Booysen Nature Reserve.

Joint Community Project

This project, though initiated by FOSTER and the brainchild of Dave Bowmer, FOSTERS Reserve Manager, is a joint community project. It has support or sponsorship from the Cape St Francis Civics, Rotary, Lighthouse Construction and our councillor Lorraine.

Anchor Garden and Shipwreck Display

 

As most residents in Cape St Francis know, many of the streets are named after shipwrecks from along our coastline. Many of these did sink or run aground in and around Cape St Francis. There are many stories of historical significance and tales of heroism and despair.

Anchor Garden and Shipwreck Display

There will be an official opening at the end of October. Still, you are invited to stop as you enter CSF and park in the Hope Crescent. Come and see and marvel at the latest attraction in the St Francis area. This is also an entrance into the Irman Booysen Nature Reserve. Why not walk the Fynbos Trail and wonder and the rich floral kingdom before you? The map can be downloaded from the website, or you can orientate yourself at the entrance sign board.

This may also be a good time for you to become a member or donate via the website or the QR code on the entrance sign. Membership is only R300 a year per family or R200 for single memberships.

Anchor Garden and Shipwreck Display

 

Storm Damage to the Trails – Update

As previously reported, the trails around the lighthouse, the sunset trail and some of the trails around Shark Point took a hammering in the recent storms. There were seas reaching unprecedented levels, causing severe damage to some of the paths and trails. Our appeal for funding was not that well heard, but thank you to the few of you who did contribute. Every donation helps.

Rotary Help

On the positive front, FOSTER had applied to Rotary for trail maintenance funding in addition to supporting the funding of the shipwreck display. Fortunately, we had not yet commenced with this project. Thus, we were able to use this money to repair the worst of the damage to the Lighthouse trail. This was completed this week.

 

Anchor Garden and Shipwreck Display

 

 

 

We are also using some of this funding to commence work on the Sunset Trail. This is part of the Seal Point trail heading to Sunset Rocks. This trail is severely damaged. We suggest that you do not walk here until some of the main repair work is complete. Thank you, Rotary. FOSTER has made a further proposal for funding to Rotary and is hoping for a positive outcome. Some community members have also promised further assistance.