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23 Nov

Snakes Alive!

Brian, Robin, Mark & Ricky came walking with me recently. We were blessed with exquisite weather and many beautiful flowers. This inconspicuous orchid (Satyrium humile) almost escaped our attention. We also saw this beautiful hibiscus (Hibiscus aethiopicus) We stopped for a rest at a spot with magnificent views and the 'A' team looked like they were really happy and enjoying themsleves. For me the highlight of the walk was seeing this exquisite Boomslang. These snakes are back-fanged and have an haemotoxic venom (which means that is attacks the red blood cells). The bites...

26 Feb

Walking in the Silvermine Mountains

Lindsay Young is a really nice guy! He’s enthusiastic about life, humorous and has an infectious delight for the outdoors. So he made for an excellent companion on a recent walk in the Silvermine Mountains. I guess that it helped that Lindsay and Kili got on so well!Lindsay had chosen this area to walk because he was staying close by and wanted to walk in the hills without a long commute. Most Capetonians who bother walking in Silvermine consider it a good place for a quick stroll. How wrong.We spent...