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We finally came down off the mountains and I had made a lunch reservation at The Restaurant at the End of The Continent The views were exceptional, in fact they were even better than usual for this venue After lunch we continued along the coast. The weather was so good that even the Ostriches were out for a walk at the sea As we continued we saw many handsome Hartlaub's Gulls. Although the distribution for this Gull extends all the way up into NAmibia, half of the total population is...

20 Nov

Driver, Guide, Botanist, Mechanic, Marriage Counselor, Doctor, Cobbler

Everyone has been waiting with bated breath for the post about my last day walking with Olympia's last group. The truth is that (a) it was such an incredibly beautiful walk that I will require at least two postingcialis buys to do it justice and (b) I have been very busy adventuring since then, so as usual there are many exciting blogs about baby whales, flowers, snakes, dogs, wine and other adventures waiting to be posted! Well our last day on the 'Mountains In The Sea Trail' was glorious. Right...

10 Nov

Cape Town weather

We started off once again in blustery weather on the beach, with heavy clouds and a westerly wind. As a result of the high winds and storm the previous day, the beach was strewn with Portuguese Man O'War (Physalia physalis). These creatures have no form of independent locomotion and are simply blown by the wind and carried by the currents. The posses stinging cells which can deliver a very painful sting and unfortunately Kili was stung on the foot. The pain subsided after about 30 minutes and...

9 Nov

Finns in the mist

The weather today was not as fine as yesterday, but forunately it was not as hot as I have experienced it here before.   We were very fortunate to still have most of the magnificent views of this walk because the mist lifted when we approached Hout Bay. Kili loved the walk but was misbehaved and so he & I had an argument. As usual I set-up a safety rope at the ladder and everyone used it and appreciated having it there. Toward the end of the walk the mist settled-in...

8 Nov

Up and Down Table Mountain

Summer is certainly on its way here in Cape Town and today was a beautiful day for a walk on Table Mountain. I have another group of enthusiastic Finnish walkers doing The Mountain InThe Sea Trail. This is how they looked early this morning before starting the hike. After a wonderful walk they were (mostly) still going strong and this is how they looked as they descended Table Mountain into The Constantia Valley. zp8497586rq...

1 Nov

A great birthday party

I recently met an American friend of a friend who decided to celebrate her birthday in a different way. She wanted to share someplace special with all the special people in her life and so she rented a house in Cape Town and is hosting her closest friends over the period of a month. Every week another group of friends arrives and spends some time on safari with her and then in Cape Town with her. I've been fortunate to spend some time with her & her friends and they...

31 Oct

Inconsiderate airport managers

tips get mans heart I've passed through a few interesting southern African airports this year on my way to and from safaris and adventures. I'm left with a sense that we are at the end of an epoch. In June of this year I landed at the refreshingly small Francistgeneric viagra ukown international airport which hadn't changed in decades and where your luggage was dumped behind you to identify and collect after immigration formalities. Less than three months later I passed through Francistown again, but this...

26 Oct

The long day

We had perfect weather for what is traditionally our toughest day of walking on the Mountains in the Sea Trail. Here is a picture of most of the group early in the day. We saw this magnificent Tree Pagoda Mimetes with the city in the background. We stopped here for a while and discussed the remarkable adaptations of this plant to preadvice for womendator avoidance and coping with low nutrient conditions. Many hours later, the group was still going strong heading toward Chapman's Peak ...

24 Oct

Finns in the Mountains, Mountains in the Sea

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 cheap discount viagrastarted 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...

17 Oct

Aliens and invaders in Zimbabwe

I recall that during one of his racially divisive tantrums at the height of the indigenisation process Robert Mugabe once said that in Zimbabwe “we have the indigenous and then we have the indigenous-indigenous”. What he was saying was that wbuy generic viagrahile the Matabele people are indigenous to Zimbabwe, the Shona tribe are “more indigenous” and therefore entitled to greater privilege. At the time I wondered about a few things. The whites were not considered to be indigenous at all, even though they had arrived...