Our walk this morning was planned by Fran to ascend the ZigZag, traverse along the Jeep Track, and then descend down to Vogelgat via Mossel Nook. It started off pretty windy but six brave ladies and I decided to proceed – until we reached the top of the ZigZag – at which point the wind, which had, until then, been impeded by the mountain, hit us with its full force! I was blown off the path and Fran had her spectacles blown off her face. Luckily we found them, along with her hat, but we quickly decided to abandon the windy heights and set off back down to the contour path instead. We had a good walk in the end, covering only around 4.3 km, but it was at least in a protected environment and we could proceed without fear of being blown away.