Elsa was to have led our walk today at Flower Farm, behind Grootbos. Unfortunately she was not well, but 12 of us went ahead. At the start, the weather looked to be closing in, however, it cleared once we reached the farm and we set off in perfect conditions under the able guidance of Ambrose. We covered around 7.5 kilometres in varied terrain.
The veld was magnificent with many species not normally seen in Fernkloof, present. Not only that, but the lack of any vegetation above one metre in height made for great panoramas across the local mountains and to the sea beyond. There was also the opportunity to walk through a fine section of montane forest, where I was particularly pleased to see a pair of Blue-Mantled Crested Flycatchers. It was a wonderful outing to an area that will no doubt beckon come Spring when the flowers should be really good!