21 June 2009

Plett: Keurbooms Lagoon

Date: 13 June 2009

Location: from Goose Valley Golf Estate, near Plettenberg Bay

Walkers: Claudia, Richard, Michele and Helen

**** Route plotted here ****

Hooray, holiday time! Four of us spent a week in the gorgeous Garden Route. Our first walk in the area was a meander from our accommodation on Goose Valley Estate down to Keurbooms Lagoon.

(Photo by Michele)

We followed the wooden boardwalk through the fynbos.

(Photo by Helen)

It was just a short walk down to the lagoon.

(Photo by Helen)

From here we looked upriver. The large houses of Keurboomsrivier could be seen on the opposite shore.

(Photos by Michele)

In the opposite direction we could see Plettenberg Bay and Robberg in the distance, with wide stretches of shallow lagoon and beach in front of us.

(Photos by Michele)

We followed the path for a bit, and then wandered out onto the sand, enjoying the fresh air and open space.

(Photos by Michele)

This unspoilt river estuary is home to many birds. An information board gave us more information about their habits and habitat.

(Photos by Helen)

Storm clouds had been gathering for a while. Once the thunder and lightning started we decided to make our way back before the rain arrived.

(Photos by Helen)

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