After the wind, cold and rain of the previous number of days 10 intrepid Hurrriers reported at the Visitors Center at 08.30. It was a crisp clear day, perfect weather for walking.
Gert suggested that we do a circular walk up to Klipspringer, traverse across Kanonkop, go to the top of Lemoenkop for a coffee break and back to the Visitors’ Centre. This walk gave us the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air, the vistas across the bay with a distant glimpse of a whale just beyond the breakers at the mouth of the Mossel River and we even enjoyed seeing the little herd of Springbok on the golf course.
Sandy and Liz spotted an orchid just in bud along the diagonal path to Klipspringer to which they were planning to return to on Thursday for proper identification. The rest of the party walked past in ignorance!!
Just a perfect day; even Piet could not find anything to complain about
Submitted by Piet, himself!
A brisk walk along the Klipspringer Trail this morning reminded us of how lucky we are to live in Hermanus! Perfect weather and the start of Spring flowers, added to the beautiful call of the Cape Grassbird, made for a wonderful morning. We did not find the orchid referred to above.
Then, when we got home it was all ruined when Renee announced that she had lost her engagement ring! We had a quick lunch and returned to see if we could find it, and, lo and behold, it only took us about 20 paces and there it was, lying on the edge of the path! What a relief! Renee has been wearing it for about 52 years and was feeling pretty bleak until then, but the good morning was restored!!