Tuesday afternoon and time for our weekly walking date.
The starting point with beautiful antelope peacefully eating
Since my previous update, we progressed to taking the longer route of 3.6km. Still not very far, you might think. However as this route circles up a hill, down through a wooded area, uphill again then down a very steep incline over rocks and through ditches it is not an easy stroll. We set out armed with walking sticks to help us over the rocky patches. After all we are not so young anymore!
We saw this fungus growing on a tree stump deep in the wooded area.
The route took us about an hour to complete. I ended up wanting to join this zebra who was having his afternoon siesta on the green lawn near the restaurant
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.
Can’t believe it is already week 4 and I still keep going on the treadmill. This is an all time record for me and I am so happy to find that committing to blogging about my progress keeps me going!
The logo above had me so intrigued that I made a detour inland to visit this delightful outdoor market,which is held every first Sunday of the month. It is a art, craft and produce market and is a popular breakfast destination among the people of the East London area. In my mind’s eye I joined them for a lovely breakfast under the trees before continuing onwards towards the Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve which was my next goal.
The Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve was started by two brothers and the name means “under the stars”. The big five game can be seen in the reserve and with it being adjacent to the coast it is possible to spot whales as well.