Sunday, 21 November 2010

Saturday 20 November at Cape Point

Despite the overcast and threatening weather our first run in the Cape Point Nature Reserve was most successful with our core walk run group being joined by Fay Linder and her walkers and
our front runner Gregg taking two of the runners from the short distance group with him.

We started out from the Buffels Bay picnic site in the rain but this
soon let up and we made our way up to the Visitor's Centre where
we saw 3 Eland in prime condition calmly grazing close to the footpath.

We then followed the footpath that climbs up the flank of Kanonkop and onto the site of the old signal cannon. The weather cleared somewhat and we had a hazy view South over Buffels Bay with Cape Point in the distance.

Group photo on right of the walk/run group as Gregg and his hares had run on ahead of us and Fay was following shortly behind.

From the cannon site we made our way down to Bordjiesdrif beach. Our final obstacle was a troop of baboons foraging at the highwater mark close to the tidal swimming pool. They seemed
unconcerned about our presence and continued their monkey
business along our intended path. However Neil Garbers was
resolute and kept going and the baboons reluctantly gave way.

Distance just over 9Km with a moving time of 1hr 50min. General consensus was that this was the best route yet.

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