Eight walkers set out in overcast conditions this morning to tackle the western section of the Genadendal Trail. The weather soon cleared and we had very good walking conditions, although the temperature remained pretty low throughout, reminding us that winter is on its way. The route was 9 km and we covered it in four hours. We climbed some 600m from the Mission Station to Wonderklippe, where we had our snacks before returning via the same route.
Unfortunately, the Erica hirtifolia was only just starting to bloom, so we were denied the spectacular colour that characterises the lower slopes in Spring. We did, however, see other flowers, including many Proteas, but the veld was not at its best. At one point a Verreaux’s Eagle passed low overhead and later, at Wonderklippe, we saw a pair soaring above us.