We carried on and found a nice tea spot at a trig beacon (at 689 m) with two black (or Verreaux') eagles soaring below.The humans were quite excited. They said that a black eagle could take Dougal and me out but just let it try! We would snap its ugly yellow face off.
The Foodlady did an Easter egg hunt for us (you know all that stuff about surrogate children...) but we don't really like chocolate and preferred the Beano biscuits and rusks.
Then things got out of hand. I think it was the lovely cool fresh air and being 689 m high but they set off along this path that took us down into dips and up quite sheer rocky cliffs (for scotties anyway). We got to Noordhoek Peak (754 m!) and continued along till we came to the viewing platform above Blackburn ravine.
In the end I was the one who got tired - and the Alpha Male and Dougal were fine.
The Foodlady was puzzled by some ericas she had never seen before and took some photos. They turned out to be Erica nevillei that is found only on Noordhoek ridge and one or two other spots nearby.