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.