Blesberg Farm Hike
7th September 2014

Report and photos courtesy of Annie Waterhouse
(Additional pics at end of report courtesy of Penny Rees)

Spring had certainly arrived on Sunday 7th September and in contrast to the freezing conditions of last Sunday’s hike at Satori, this hike included a swim in the dam at the end.

Julia, Peter, Peter, Penny and Annie were ably led by John though the dry grassland and up a step climb to the top of the koppie. Where there were 360 degree views to be enjoyed and huge rocks made comfortable seats for lunch. There were some signs of Spring as we saw a snake sunning its self on the firebreak and Penny spotted fire lilies and several other colourful plants emerging. Only John and Julia actually braved the swim and were rewarded with HUGE admiration from the onlookers.

Thanks to John for being so considerate of everyone’s ability and fitness. Definitely a hike to be repeated.

Pic 1: The group.
Pic 2: The dam on the way out.
Pic 3: Penny pointing out the Lions’ River Valley.
Pic 4: Snake (anyone identify?).
Pic 5: Julia successfully negotiating the gate.
Pic 6: Rest stop on the way up.
Pic 7: Flower (anyone identify??).
Pic 8: Lunch at the top.
Pic 9: Brave swimmers.
Pic 10: A helping hand.


FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL PHOTOS COURTESY OF PENNY REES: The dog befriended the hikers and followed them all the way. He was very happy to cool off in the gulley!!