My surprise at the variety of Proteas knew no end.  It was a pity that the weather did not play along and also that this hike was not six weeks later as the Proteas would by then all have been in full bloom.

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Few and far between there were also some other flowers

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As the trail led us up the mountain the visibility dropped sharply

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No view over the valley, only cloud

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Still the Proteas stood out brightly

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After some two hours we were back down in the valley and the boardwalk was a welcome sight treating us to the first bit of sunshine of the day

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A welcome sight was the fire place at the Old Oak Café as by then in spite of the hiking we were freezing

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The coffees and snacks at the Old Oak Café were superb, but I can recommend they check on their spelling

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