09 February 2009

A DAM hot walk

On the hottest day of the year, our humans and Alice (my favourite human in all the world) dragged us up the mountain from Constantia Nek at 7 'o clock in the morning. I mean drag too because they went up the difficult side of the mountain that was quite steep and scrambly for us Scotties. This is us having our first tea break at the cliff below Bel Ombre Peak.

Camel Rock. You can just see us at the Alpha Male's feet. (Note: still on the lead!)

We joined the jeep track at last, which is always good for a dog or two or three...

A well earned water break at the Overseer's Cottage which is now one of the Hoerikwaggo Trail overnight stops.

The path was so enticing that the humans decided to take a "little" detour round all the dams up on Table Mountain.

Gladiolus monticola, the Autumn Painted Lady. This is the only gladiolus that is endemic to the Cape Peninsula. (The Food Lady has a new camera but promised the Alpha Male not to waste too much time composing photos on this walk.)

A dip in Woodhead Dam. What a pleasure. Followed by our second tea and rusks.

Agapanthus africanus. The true blue winter rainfall agapanthus. (Click on name to find out more.)

Me being carried back down the last stretch. It was so hot I just couldn't go another step!
Next week I am staying at home!

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