Wednesday, October 03, 2007

wonders just a drive away

On the 26th of September it was mid-autmn festival (mid-spring on this side of the hemisphere).

No mooncakes here to snack on. Instead we went along with some friends from frisbee for a hike up the mountain at Delvera Farm near Stellenbosch.

Although we started off a bit too late - and ended up missing the sunset and the moonrise at the summit, it was still a gorgeous walk. See pic of vineyard during sunset.

After sipping our mini bottle of red wine, we stumbled back down the mountain in the dark, rejuvenated.

That weekend we embarked on another mountain hike, this time at Silvermine National Park .

We chose the 2+ hour circuit that takes you around the reservoir and up to the summit and back around on the ridge.

From the top, you can see the whole of Hout Bay spread out in front of you. Stunning.

Also from the top, the wind howls so wildly and severely it knocked me back off my feet! A bit of a fright when you can imagine the fall down would be most unpleasant.

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