It was another hot day and Swartkop looked unusually high, so Janet and Tom elected to use their arms instead of their legs for the morning. We paddled ocean kayaks in a stiff wind and choppy sea, from Simonstown around the harbour wall to Boulders Beach, where we saw the penguins.
Then we stopped for a rest and a swim at Seaforth Beach before returning to Simonstown.
Surprisingly, Tom and Janet had not been tired out by the paddle, and so we set off for an afternoon walk. Taking the heat into consideration, I
chose a cool forest walk to Cecilia’s Waterfall.
Aside from the beautiful walk we were treated to displays of both South Africa’s previous national flower (Protea repens) . . . . .
. . . and our current national flower (Protea cynaroides)