Sunday, 28 November 2010

Sat 27 November: Hout Bay East Fort trail

Although it is now summer 17 of us set out in misty damp conditions on a gentle jog from the car park up to the ruins of the old East Fort. By this time three of our newcomers mistakenly decided to follow Gregg on the short distance run so as they high-tailed it off into the mist Galeen led the rest of us up the side of the mountain along the old manganese mine trail before we turned off onto the 400m contour path round to Blackburn ravine.
Top photo shows us re-grouping and taking a breather on the narrow path overlooking Hout Bay. By this point Pieter was so entralled by Fay's commentaries on the fynbos he decided to abandon us for the time being and join her walk group which were following on behind us.
We continued on the narrow path around the buttress deep into Blackburn gully out the otherside and then down the zig-zags, crossed over the river and on down to the main lower trail. From here it was an easy run back to East Fort down to the road and downhill all the way back to the cars. On the way we met up with our missing newbies who had been directed back to us.

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