Being able to relax and reflect on our most recent five day coastal hike in the Garden Route between Wilderness and Brenton on Sea, it was an interesting walk with some unusual sightings along the route.
Without a doubt the highlight was seeing the juvenile Blue Duiker next to the path of the Giant Kingfisher Trail on the first day.
On the second day the highlight was more a culinary delight with a harvest of mussels which was prepared for dinner in a creamy white wine sauce.
On the third day, for the first time during the 12 year’s of conducting Garden Route Trail, we had an entire intact Bell Jellyfish wash up in the Goukamma Marine Protected Area.
The fourth day was the March Lilies along the Goukamma River and the Leopard territorial marking on the Bushpig Trail.
Then today, the final day, was a marine bonanza.
First a juvenile trigger fish with pigment as a a band through the eye while the rest of the body was transparent.
Then a squid, injured washed up still beating while Ploughshells clamored over it.
Then mere meters from the end of the beach we rescued a large Raucous Toad which was inexplicably hopping into the surf.
Location of the Trail : in the Garden Route, South Africa
Trail specs : This is a guided five day coastal hike between Wilderness and Brenton on Sea.
Tour details available on www.gardenroutetrail.co.za