30 July 2010

Goose and Maverick join us

Last Sunday Nola and her mom, Viv, joined us with Goose and Maverick. Sue and Paul and Pauline came too. We started at Wolfkop - an appropriate name as I believe we share the same DNA as a wolf - and walked along the path to Junction Pool. Here is the Alpha Male and me waiting for everyone to catch up.
The reason for the delay was all the photographing going on. The Food Lady found some interesting flowers that she calls scoobie-doo plants but their real name is Cape Fellwort or Vlieebos (Saltera sarcocolla) looking colourful against the orange lichen on the rocks. There were lots and lots of ericas flowering. Here is Alice - my absolute best human in the entrie world - who was providing a botanical information service to passers by.
We made a quick detour to Muizenberg Cave. Here is Paul ... and Goose doing some mountaineering. We saw lots of other dogs which is always fun. Then we found a nice spot for tea with views over False Bay and lots of rocks to perch on.
Tea time. McVities digestives, rusks, dates, yum yum ...
Through some cracks and a long and not very winding path ahead ...
lined with ericas to make us Scots feel at home.
There were lots of shiny China Flowers (Adenandra villosa) out. They are members of the buchu family and their leaves smell really strong when you brush against them.
Back on jeep track for a stretch, then up and over past the Fat Lady shelter
and past lots of Paul's colourful curly grass - Pentaschstis curvifolia - and some more China Flowers,
down Steenberg and back to the cars. Here are my friends Goose (having a little shut-eye) and Maverick waiting to go home after a really good walk!
Then is was goodbye to the mountain for another week, and to Mr Pakkies who opened the carpark gate and gave us a royal wave.

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