Posted by: granny1947 | September 14, 2011

Granny’s Wednesday Walk

Hello All.

Have just come back from a walk in the nature reserve.
The one at the top of the mountain that I come over every day.
Entrance is free this week.
Any you know how I like a bargain.
The QA manager came with me.

As we got onto the first path we saw the above little man.
And I thought…”there is wildlife here”
OK…the tortoise wasn’t noticeably wild.
But he wasn’t tame.
And he could move quite fast.

At first I took no notice of the scenery.
My eyes were out on stalks.
Any snakes?
Any snakes?
Any snakes?
Once I had satisfied myself that the area was reasonably secure I looked at the surroundings.
And now you can too.

And one without the sea.

And a plant with lovely pink leaves.
Don’t ask me what it is.
I have no idea.

Damn, I love Cape Town.

Now lunchtime is over.
I might post again later.
I have a rant that needs release.


  1. As always, awesome pics! Did the turtle ever peek his head out? 😉

    • Hi Bren…he stuck his head out,took one look at us, and scuttled off.
      It is a myth that they are slow!

      • Mornin doll! I’ve seen some in my yard and I agree, they can’t boot scoot quickly when they need to but stamina is another issue! 🙂 Have a great day!

      • Hi Bren…have just been to your page…do I have to register with that disqus thingy before I can comment?

  2. The photos are gorgeous.

    • Thanks Maire…makes a change from the beach.

  3. I have always wanted a tortoise!

    • What the devil Cindy…I just had to retrieve you from the spam queue and approve you again.
      That IS you I hope?

  4. Lovely pics and a lovely stroll,
    Thanks Granny, have a lovely day too x

    • Thank you Patrecia…another hour and I will be heading to the beach.

  5. What a lovely walk. I’m inside all day!

    • A fantastic way to spend lunch Sidey.
      Though,I missed eating.
      Am starving now.

  6. It’s so delightful that you take us along with you on your walks. That plant with pink leaves is really pretty.

    • hello Nadira…yes…and as so many people pointed out to me it is also a type of Protea.
      I love sharing our country with others.

  7. I can see why you love Cape Town, it’s gorgeous. I won’t walk on our nature preserve unless its cold enough for there to be no snakes out!

    • I believe our snakes are begiining to emerge.
      I have no desire to meet one of them.
      Our local paper gives a number of someone to phone if you find a snake in your garden.
      If I find a snake in the garden I will move house!!!

  8. Were you kidding? That looks like a protea. I love proteas; such butch flowers.

    • Actually,I wasn’t kidding.
      when I looked at the photo again I could see the leaves were proteas.
      However,the leaves WERE the flower.
      If you get my drift!

  9. Beautiful shots! Like you, I keep a watch out for snakes . . . they’re sneaky . . . and super quick.

    • Morning NR…if I saw a snake i think I could be faster!

  10. You sure do live in a beautiful area. I love the pictures, and I’m particularly fond of turtles! I think I’d be wandering along those paths all the time if I lived there.

    • Morning RD…it is really stunning up there…must post a couple more pics today.

  11. So …let me get this straight…when the flowers are leaves they are butch, and snakes in the grass are sneaky, and Cindy is sneaking in through the spam door too try and catch herself a tortoise…granny you lead such and interesting, technicolor-filled life…and all with such wonderful photos.
    God Bless You

    • Yes,Paul,I think you have it in a nutshell.
      I have never considered flowers being butch but it IS called a King Protea.

  12. Gotta love that tortoise, he’s a really handsome fellow. You live in a beautiful place. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. 🙂

    • It is always my pleasure EC.

  13. When I climbed up to the lighthouse at the Cape, would it have been a good idea to watch for snakes? Man…I never thought of it. Good ol’ Canadian naivete again!

    • I think you were quite safe there…too much human traffic.

  14. Did that turtle set your pace? Great pics once again, Granny.

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