11 January 2011

Lion's Head 2011 - Walk 2

Date: 9 January 2011

Location: Lion's Head

Walkers: Michele & Helen

For the archive of Lion's Head walks see here.

Hooray, the heat wave finally ended! What a pleasure to wake to a cool and misty morning. Michele and I set off for our weekly walk up Lion's Head, following the usual route and enjoying the softness of the views below. Fingers of cloud were drifting through the Nek.

Unfortunately we didn't get very far as I was not feeling well. Even though I really wanted to walk I was just not managing the climb. So we decided to turn around and head down again.

Instead we walked slowly along the flat contour path towards Signal Hill.

It was nice to be outside and I enjoyed the variety of textures, forms and colours in the grey-green spectrum in the fynbos alongside the path.

As we walked back along Signal Hill Road we stopped to inspect a flowering gum tree covered in clumps of pink flowers.

The buds open into flowers that remind me of sea anemones. Aren't they gorgeous? I love the vibrant colour when they're in full bloom, and the way they fade to a peachy shade.



Firefly the Travel Guy said...

I noticed that you have been having a hot summer. Glad the worst has moved on... for now probably. Enjoy the cool while it lasts.

Bernard R said...

The Gum tree that you show is Eucalyptus Caesia which is native to Western Australia