Sunday, 21 August 2011

Hiking Boomslang Cave Part 4.

On top of the mountain we saw some very interesting rocks. It looks like someone placed each one with great care, balancing small ones on top of big ones and vice/versa.
We started decening into echo valley and again we were greeted with a change in scenery. The barren rock strewn landscape was now replaced by a lush forest.
The wooden walkway took us through the forest and overhead we the branches of the trees met protecting us from the afternoon sun.

Some of the trees we passed was covered with 'old mans beard'. (the stuff Bear Grills uses to light most of his fires when he enters survival mode.)

As i stated earlier, 'This is protea country'! Everywhere the spellekussings we starting to bloom.
Leucospermum (Pincushion, Pincushion Protea or Leucospermum) is a genus of about 50 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, native to Zimbabwe and South Africa, where they occupy a variety of habitats, including scrub, forest, and mountain slopes.
And an unknown protea...
To soon the Kalk Bay harbour came into view again and the hike was over...:(

To conclude this blog I have decided to share some of my best guidebook moments with you. :)

And finally, Stiaan's favourite picture,

And my favourite picture.

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