|Canoeist at Look Out Beach, Plettenberg Bay|
The coffee shop is owned by a chap who bought up the entire building which now houses a number of small shops. Talk about passive income!
After a short rest, we headed for the BIG TREE - this is a yellowwood tree of approx 1000 years. It's height is 36.6 m and it's circumference is 8.5 m. Not a tree that can be hugged! After admiring this giant, we took the Ratel Nature walk through the forest. The forest is fascinating and quiet. Every now and again one hears the call of a bird or the wind rustling the trees high above. Nothing moves until one spots a black centipede in the path or a dragonfly on a fern leaf. It is a "back to nature experience that can be enjoyed by young and old. The trail has either a yellow route which can be extended with the red route. The yellow route is 2.6km and the red route is 4.2km. We only did the circular yellow route - enough walking for one day now!!!
They have been at whatever they do in the wee hours of the night and I could cheerfully strangle them all. But hey - us city folk don't ever get to hear frogs anymore so I will take their chatter with good grace - who needs sleep anyway?