For once the weather smiled on us with a bright clear day and a most gentle and cooling breeze as we headed along the gravel road to the waterfall and around the flank of Maiden Peak and then the long slog up to the cairn marking the start of the Crasula path. At the rock overhang we stopped to re-group and admire the view Northwards over the valley towards Constantia Berg. [see main photo above] Then it was a nip over the nek between Klein Tuinkop and Kalk Bay peak and the descent down to the Amphitheatre. On the way we passed a solitary rare Blue Disa [photo left below]
From here we took the path up over the crest and ran through a light mist and then down the wooded Spes Bona Valley [photo centre below] to the intersection with the gravel path which led around the Eastern flank of Kalk Bay
over looking St James. Here another regroup and view over False Bay. From there it was an fairly easy run/walk to Nellie’s Pool and over to Junction pool and a sidestep to the right, up and over the “short cut’ path to meet up with the gravel track past the waterfall and an undulating cruise back to the car park.
No accidents, gentle breeze and almost no mist on the ridge, all in all a very good outing covering 10.5 Km with a running time of just over 2 hrs.