Hangklip

Ten intrepid walkers left Hermanus this morning in very cold and blustery conditions.  Our aim was to climb the short distance from Pringle Bay to the top of Hangklip.  By the time we arrived there, the south-easter had picked up strength, but we were not deterred.  Eventually, after some fairly steep climbing, we reached the summit, but found that we had to hang on for dear life.  It was really blowing hard and very cold, so we did not stay too long – just enough time to see the views and take a picture or two, before we started our descent.  33kms to the west was Cape Point and 53 kms to the east lay Danger Point, both visible despite the hazy visibility. What a pity that the wind was so strong, as it would have been wonderful to be there on a clear, warm day.

By the time we had reached our vehicles at the start we were ready for some warm refreshment and wasted no time in finding the excellent coffee shop in the village, where we enjoyed a snack and some good coffee, rounding off a very good outing.

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