Walking on Vredehoek

Keith and Debby put on their usual high class act today when we were invited to hike at their farm, Vredehoek.  Not only did we enjoy an excellent 8.4km walk through some of the most stunning fynbos, but we had good weather, good company and they treated us to a light lunch at their cottage on our return to the farmstead.

The flowers were magnificent and we were lucky to also see some good birds, including the characteristic Cape Clapper Lark which entertained us throughout the morning.  There was also an encounter with a very viscious baboon spider and a number of other interesting insects.

Then, on the way home, we were amazed by the abundant Moraea ramosissima, a post fire bloomer along the road between Stanford and Hermanus.  There were thousands of them and for most of us, it was a first.

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