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10 Nov

Luggage to Istanbul, Finns to Table Mountain

Olympia Travel sent another group of enthusiastic Finns to enjoy the Mountains In The Sea Hike. Unfortunately when their luggage heard the weather predictions for today, it went instead to Istabul. As a result my Medical Coding Certification Preparation Videosgroup was under-equipped when we assaulted Table Mountain (or when Table Mountain assaulted us, as it turns-out). However Cape Town weather is predictably unpredictable and soon we were out of th emist and the howling wind and enjoying perfect weather and beautiful views. The flowers at this time of year are...

3 Nov

Cape Point – on the rocks please

I received a message from Anders Holmberg in which I was politely chastised for not featuring his wife Annica sufficiently in the previous blog postings! So she features quite prominently in todays blog posting. Once again the weather was unpredicSeduction For Guys In Relationships.table but we did have the opportunity to have a rest on these enormous rocks. Anders - please note Annica sitting on the far left! The tide was very high and this made our progress along the rocky shore even more exciting than normal. (Yes Anders that is Annica...

3 Nov

Four Seasons In One Day

Cape Town is famous for its rapidly changing weather and we certainly experienced this today. We had four seasons in a single day. We started out in cloud and mist and while ascending the mounain it cleared and the temperature soared. We reached the summit in sunlight with accummulating cloud but still able to enjoy magnificent views all around. Not long after this we were engulfed by cloud and bufetted by wind. We even had some "snow". This is Syncarpha vestita commonly know as "Cape Snow". When it grows in large clumps it...

1 Nov

The wreck of The Kakapo

We walked across the pure white sands of Noordhoek Beach. This is how it looked before we crossed it: . . . . and this is how it looked as we crossed it (watch this space for more about that guy on the left, with the sunglasses and black cap!). We inspected the remains of the wreck of the Kakapo and empathised with Captain Nicholayson, whose error parked the ship here on the beach in 1900. We were very forunate to see this beautiful "Early Blue Disa" (Disa purpurascens): Since i received a special...

31 Oct

To Chapman’s Peak and beyond . . .

Chapman's Peak must be the best known mountain peak in South Africa. There are several versions of how the mountain received its name but they all agree on one thing - the mountain was named after John Chapman - a lowly ship's sailor. On our way we saw this magnificent Protea cynaroides flower: We saw magnificent scenery And finally, in a howling gale-force southeaster, we made it to the top of Chapman's Peak. ...

30 Oct

Cape Town Weather

Cape Town weather is renowned for its unpredictability and variability. Yesterday was sunny and windless. Today the mountain was beautiful, with aperfect table-cloth draped over the table. With a group from Prima Travel (www.primatravel.com) we ascended right into the cloud. The views were not great but the ambience was good and the flowers were wonderful. Bulbinella nutans Disa rosea Eventually we emerged from the cloud back into the sunshine and everyone was instantly happier! ...

30 Oct

Reminders of Sir Francis Drake’s visit to The Cape of Good Hope

In 1580 on his famous circumnavigation of the globe, Sir Francis Drake saw Cape of Good Hope and described it as the fairest Cape that he had seen in his entire journey. He MUST have been here on a day just like we experienced today! The Cape was beacialis online without prescriptionutiful beyond description. The temperature was a comfortable 200C and there was barely any wind. The sea was absolutely flat and the water was as clear as that in an aquarium. Along the way we also saw beautiful flowers like...

Once again we have been blessed with lovely weather. Today's walk across the beach was spectacular and I’m not sure whether it was the dogs or the humans who enjoyed it most. We had hoped to see Whales today but in this regard we were disappointed. However en route we did encounter some MUCH smaller vertebrates. This beautiful Southern Rock Agama (Agama atra) decided to hide under my hiking boot and so afforded us a close-up view of his colours. The males of this species are brightly and conspicuously coloured in order to...

27 Oct

Getting into our stride

I can't believe that I only have 24 more days of walking left in the forthcoming month! Today my new Finnish and Estonian friends from Olympia Travel (www.olympia.fi) completed a fairly long but very beautiful walk along the Cape Peninsula Mountaibuy cheap cialisns. It is impossible to depict in photographs just how beautiful it was today but here are a few attempts: The Table Mountain sandstone cliffs provided a breathtaking backdrop. ...

26 Oct

WALK WALK WALK

I'm exceptionally fortunate that my work often requires me to walk in the most beautiful locations. And over the next 29 days I will be walking for 26 of these days - on mountains and beaches and in the most biodiverse plant kingdom in the world. I pcialis saleromise to share the highlights of these walks too. Today was the first day of this walking episode. I started a four-day walk with a group of Finns and Estonians for Olympia Travel www.olympia.fi and Into Africa www. intoafrica.com. We could not have...