I recently did some wonderful walking with a Canadian from Kabul, another Canadian from Geneva and an Australian from Ethiopia and I just know that they are waiting with bated breath to see what I will post about our walks together. However today I
started a Mountains In The Sea Trail with a group from FInland sent by Olympia Travel and they want their journey documented as close to realtime as possible, so their friends and family back home can enjoy the trip with them.
The top of Table Mountain was cold and misty today but the atmosphere was wonderful. We stopped to look at the old flower heads and new flower buds of Protea cynaroides, which is our magnificent national flower.
The flower display today was exceptional and we were fortunate to see many Disa rosea along the route
As we dropped down into brighter conditions the enormous space became apparent and we appreciated this special wilderness in the midst of a city.
We passed a few Leucospermum cordifolium and although they are not strictly indigenous to Table Mountain (they come from the other side of the bay) they are one of my favourite flowers. Perhaps this photograph of an incompletely open flower will explain why I appreciate them so much.
Please feel free to send messages to the group via this website . . . . and Geoff, Simon & Larry please be patient!