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3 Dec

Sureal at the Sea Shore

The last day of the Whale Trail involves a very short walk, but what it lacks in distance it certainly compensates-for in aesthetics. It is photographic wonderland. The sandstone rocks along the sea have been eroded into wonderful shapes. Long shelves of rock project far out to sea creating bizarre meeting places of calm and rough I enjoy this photograph. On forst impression it appears to be a meteorological photograph of our planet, taken from outer space and showing developing weather patterns. But in fact it is a picture of an Oystercatcher! At...

26 Nov

Dolphins

The Whale Trail is a remarkable Cape Hike. The first days take one through beautiful fynbos vegetation and over hills with magnificent vistas, but then it drops to the coast and one walks along the sea for days. Here the focus shifts away from flowers to marine creatures and breathtaking scenery. Although there is less fynbos to see, this collection of gooseneck barnacles were reminiscent of an abstract flower arrangement. Dolphins are reguarly seen on along this section of the Whale Trail. And we also found this nesting colony of Cape Cormorants that...

11 Nov

Is perfection possible?

My parents always told me that nothing is perfect. Perhaps they were hoping to assist me to deal with my flaws, but I believed them - until today that is. Today was a perfect day. The perfect walk in perfect weather. Unless you count the fact that weorder cialis online no prescription didn't see any whales as imperfect!! We started-off in glorious sunshine and perfect and soon could see back to Table Mountain where yesterday we had been in the mist. Once again the flowers were wonderful and this ice plant (family...

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...

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...

18 Oct

HONEYMOON ON THE MOUNTAIN

John & Katy, from Los Angeles chose South Africa for their honeymoon. They also decided to conquer Table Mountain while on Honeymoon. I think that they had a great idea. Walking up the mountain is a slower more social experience than rushing up aorder cheap cialis onlinend down in a Cable Car. Anyway, once they’ve conquered the ascent of Table mountain together, they’ll be better equipped to conquer all future challenges they face together! Congratulations to John & Katy. [caption id="attachment_568" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Hiking up Table Mountain"][/caption] ...