Janet and Austen Byrne, Janet and Greg Moore, Romy and Mike v d Heyde, Gill and Dave Manley, Magriet and Eric Brack, Wolf Schneider, Elaine Smith, Wendy Thompson, Werner Frei, Margie and Dave Barnes.

Just before reaching the start, those in the lead cars had a good sighting of a bushbuck family. The weather was ideal, a perfect Garden Route autumn day.

The group of sixteen started and completed the easy pleasant hike through the somewhat dry indigenous forest, all as oxygen charged afterwards as if we had spent time in an oxygen tent. It was a surprise that the hike took only 2.5 hours, including stops, for the advertised distance of 9 kilometres. There were unfortunately no GPS to verify the distance.

It was interesting to meet a group of hikers, mainly youngsters, all from the Eastern Cape, who believed that they were doing the Outeniqua trail, heading for Millwood hut! They in fact did the circles hike in reverse, and later ended up at the start where our group was relaxing at the braai. After a rest at the picnic spot they happily set off on the road for Millwood.

Many of the party stayed for the braai afterwards. Thanks to Eric for the fire. The facilities at the picnic spot are all in good order.

Dave Barnes – meet leader