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My Beautiful Cape Town

Saturday Today was the day… We went back to the tile stores in Paarden Eiland. A batch of our tiles had arrived and we took our sample out to check they were the right ones. They weren’t. It ended up … Continue reading

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Mooching on the Mountain

In this instance to ‘mooch’ is to wander aimlessly. We weren’t quite aimless, but we did wander over the mountain above Highway and Echo Roads in Fish Hoek,  looking to see if there was any chance a rough track could … Continue reading

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Silvermine to Trig Beacon Overlooking Muizenberg

Today at midday, Mike and I set off to walk from Silvermine Gate 2 to the Trig Beacon above Muizenberg, alongside Steenberg Peak. Altogether it was an easy 10km ramble which took us just under 3 hours – we didn’t … Continue reading

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Tripping Down to Ou Kraal

When I say tripping – I mean, I tripped! I came a cropper on the mountainside yesterday. On the way down to Ou Kraal,  I slipped on rocks and tumbled forward and once I fell, I kept on going, until … Continue reading

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Hiking Through Echo & Spes Bona Valleys

I had heard of Echo Valley before, but not Spes Bona. Today, 2nd July 2016, became the day that I experienced both – in all their wintry glorious undergrowth to the sound of running water and occasional birdsong.  I walked … Continue reading

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Free Entertainment.

I never tire of seeing the beauty of Cape Town. Coming from landlocked Zimbabwe at the end of 1982, I had only ever seen the sea twice. I landed in Cape Town and with eyes wide open, I took in … Continue reading

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The day a 45 minute walk became a 10km hike

This morning the plan was that we meet Julian for breakfast and then I was going to walk home – a simple 45 minute walk with the wind at my back. But Julian said, ‘no that’s a featureless walk – … Continue reading

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