Orcas Western Cape South Africa

During my latest travels, I spent May through November 2019 enjoying South Africa’s Western Cape. I became aware of two orcas – nicknamed Starboard and Port – who were earning a reputation as coastal predators. They are named for their collapsed dorsal fins, to the left (Port) and right (Starboard). Identifying Port and Starboard Local…

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Cape Point Hike

Spring break from volunteer work is a great opportunity to spend time hiking the Cape. Today I went for an all-day hike at Cape Point with Binny Ridgway and a client of hers from France, Edie, who is staying in Simon’s Town. Binny also leads four-day overnight tours in the Cape Point area. When there…

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Silvermine Trail South Africa

Yesterday I hiked the Silvermine trail with Friends of Lion’s Head hiking club. The Silvermine trail has spectacular coastal and mountain scenery and a variety of flora, birds, and small-animals. We saw gorgeous blooming protea bushes. Silvermine Nature Reserve is a very popular recreation area. It’s part of Table Mountain National Park and includes protected…

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