Friday, November 1, 2013

Silvermine Waterfall Walk

Last Sunday, despite the heat, we joined a few other families for a walk and picnic at Silvermine. We entered Silvermine on the east side and strolled along the gravel road. 


The views of the valley and Noorhoek in the distance were magnificent on this crystal clear day.

Fynbos is a scent I never tire of. I didn't take many photos of the flowers but kept my eyes wide open, taking in the sights and sounds and even spotted a dung beetle rolling his ball of dung along the path.
The kids were way ahead of me, but waited up for me about 15 minutes from the start, where we turned off the gravel road and down 150m into the valley.

The walk down was steep but so worth it. 
The cool waters of the waterfall were so refreshing.

We sat among the trees beside the waterfall and enjoyed our lunch and conversations with fellow walkers. 
The climb back up was pretty strenuous on the legs but once again the kids kept calling out and checking I was ok. It was a great outing, a place to visit again for sure and perhaps linger somewhat longer in the shade besides the cascading waterfall...

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