Searching for Orchids

Liz, Fran and Sandy chose a warm day to go in search of more rare orchids in the burnt out area above the zigzag path, but we nevertheless joined them.  Sadly, they did not find what they wanted, but, weather notwithstanding, it was a pleasant outing.  There were abundant Erica tenella as well as other erica varieties, so that the slopes at the top of the zigzag path were swathed in pink. We also saw a rare Protea scabra bloom on a shale band and, where the road had been remade, a Fire Lily where no fire had been!  Renee and I left early, but were delighted to hear that the others had found a rare Roridula.

The views down onto Walker Bay were beautiful and it was wonderful to see the first rays of sunlight catching the breaking waves and the early morning bathers at Voelklip.

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