A small stream navigates through the forest, cascading and meandering over and around the rocks along its path.
After a short reprieve from the drought gripping the Western Cape of South Africa, the rivers on Table Mountain are finally flowing again.
Today’s venture was into Cecilia Forest. Although it cannot be called a forest anymore, with most of the pine plantations being cut down to allow the natural fynbos to return. In the ravines, there still remains remnants of the original mountain forests and it’s there where we find the small rivers flowing after the rain.
In those small pockets of remaining pines, various mushrooms can be found amongst the pine needles.
Till the next outing, chase the light.
A morning walk up the side of Table Mountain into Newlands Forest, just a day after some rain finally hit the drought stricken Cape Town. Our hope was that there would be some water in the small streams that flow through the forests, but the rivers were mostly dry, with very little water in those that did have. We’re down to the last dregs of the supply dams, desperate for the arrival of some winter rain.
Torn between hunting trout and chasing light. The Hutt river, North Island, New Zealand.
Sunset on Milnerton beach, Cape Town, South Africa. What a place to live.
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