Monday, 12 December 2011

Feedback Saturday 10th December: Silvermine NW 3 Lookouts run

Perhaps it was the later start-time but we had 39 who pitched up-a record turn-out for our group. After the usual preliminaries Neil led us out for the run up to the plateau behind the dam and across to the Tokai lookout.   From her we followed the dirt track over to the lookout platform overlooking Hout Bay.
Then it was a long uphill slog but relieved by some good views of False Bay although by now the cloud was forming and the wind rising.
Then a case of encouraging tired legs to up and over for the long gliding run down to the Noordhoek Peak lookout but strangely no-one was particularily interested to climb to the top.
We returned to the dam via the trail sliding down the flank of the Silvermine Dam amphitheatre  taking time out to admire some flowers 

Starting out

Group photo  at lookout platform at the top of Blackburn Ravine

And then the wind and clouds came!


Time to admire the spring flowers

Picnic Breakfast 

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