Nine walkers set out from Sandown Bay at Kleinmond and walked to the end of the coastal path at the Palmiet River beach this morning. The weather was typically autumnal , clear and warm with a light breeze. Unfortunately there had been some fires along the path, especially at the western end and portions of the boardwalk were burnt.
This was, however, not all bad news as we discovered when we suddenly came upon a patch of Haemanthus canaliculatus measuring not more than around 600 square metres, but comprising hundreds of blooms. There were no other Haemanthus plants along the length of our walk, which measured 8 km there and back, so we were really lucky to see this spectacular bit of nature, no doubt flourishing after the fire.