Walking Update 12: Still In The Armchair

Fish Eagle in the Hluleka Reserve
Fish Eagle in the Hluleka Reserve

Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape. That is where I last reported walking.

In the meantime life happened and I am still in the armchair, recuperating from a foot operation.

This did not prevent me from doing research and deciding where my next destination will be. I found these wonderful pictures which again inspired me and whet my appetite to visit this beautiful part of our country soon.

The Hluleka Reserve is situated about 20km from Port St Johns on the East Coast of South Africa.  It consists of a diverse range of eco systems, ranging from rocky seashores, golden beaches, lagoons and lush forests of quinine, coral, stink ebony and Natal fig trees . The main attraction of the reserve to nature lovers, is the abundance of birdlife which can be seen in the reserve.

There are seven seven double-storey wooden chalets each with a loft room that offers from-your- bed views of the Indian Ocean, a fully equipped kitchen and a lounge leading onto a long balcony overlooking the  rocky coastline, rolling hills, thick bush and changing tides.

Chalet in Hluleka Reserve
Chalet in Hluleka Reserve

Information and photo from :Hluleka  http: //blog.getaway.co.za/travel-ideas/places-to-stay/hluleka-nature-reserve-chalets-eastern-cape/

I trust that in a few weeks time I can resume my walking programme , but in the meantime I can enjoy the wonders of our country by letting my fingers do the walking on the internet.

Walking Update 11: Coffee Bay

Image credit : Coffee Bay

About a month has passed since my previous walking update and I need to resume my excersize programme and start walking again. Just a reminder, as to the reason for these  posts.I find excercising extremely boring, therefore I decided to walk along the beautiful Wild Coast In South Africa in my imagination. After putting up a map of the area on the wall, I started walking at Gonubie, East London and have now reached Coffee Bay on the Wild Coast. Wednesdays are walking update days to keep me going and accountable!

When we were on our travels in Tanzania, I was thrilled and amazed to realize that my walking has had good results. We had to walk quite a bit and even climb a very steep path from the beach house The Bean down to the beach and back up again. I could manage the steep path without having to rest, unlike on our previous holiday when I could not walk up a steep hill without being totally out of breath.

So back to the walking monster I go!

The Walking Monster

In my previous walking update I found myself in the vicinity of the Dwesa and Cweba game reserves. Between these two places and Coffee Bay lies a long deserted stretch of beach, so I decided to skip this area and resume walking at Coffee Bay.

I will report on my progress again next week.