Search This Blog in the above block
~ I dont blog about things to be liked. I blog about things that I like ~ ... so that one day, on my death bed, I will have said and done what I wanted to do, and die peacefully without regrets.
Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders & says..' Oh shit....She's awake'

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hiking Platteklip Gorge - there is no easy way

Pictures and story copyright

 Hiking to the top of Platteklip gorge has no mercy for the unfit... this route is just straight up.

 once you get to the top, the view is always rewarding

 we ventured off the beaten track to enjoy a quiet moment with the view and a coffee... unbeknown to us the 'locals' decided to pay us a visit...

 during our escape from the barbarian hordes at the top - who took the easy up the cable car, we thought we were alone...

 once the day-visitors noticed how the 'locals' came to say hello to us, we were swamped the happy snapping tourist like you have never seen before. We went from being in complete isolation (so we thought!!!) to the highlight of the moment ontop of the mountain, as the happy snappers came to enjoy watching 'the locals' swamped us, begging for scraps.

 here you can notice a rather 'swamped' Al' and a happy me. trying to enjoy the view :)

After a very fast run down the cable way, we walked back about 2km to our car. The sky opened and the mountain presented to us and everyone her full glory.

 ... perfect ending to a really fun walk up the mountain

 Table Bay and the foot of Devis Peak in the far distance

Proteas are starting to bloom and the colours are just awesome!

1 comment:

Rama Thapa said...

trekking guide in Nepal

trekking guide in Nepal
Trekking guide Nepal guided the Himalayan mountain , hills and historical important places. Book a 15 years experience experience dynamic guide in Nepal in a cheap prices for your best holidays package in Nepal. Everest, Annapurna, manaslu , dolpo mustang etc.

New to reading blogs?

I have heard so many people saying they are new to reading blogs. Here is the 'low down' of what you need to do:

1. The blog is written in date order. Latest posts are at the top and older posts below them. Older posts have a link to them - find the link if you scroll right to the bottom of this screen - see Older Posts.
2. Click on the post header if you wish to make comments below the articles. Comments are most welcome :)
3. I blog our hikes to help other people find nice hiking routes, but also because we love taking pictures on our hikes.
4. On the right column are images of some of the hikes we have done so far. Click on the images to read about those hikes.
5. Subscribe to my newsletter if you wish to get updates of new posts. I will not inundate you with mails - promise.

Thanks for reading my blog and hope you enjoy the read.

There is an old saying...

The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know.