It’s a long walk from Craftart and Gallery Emporium at 128 Saint Georges Street in Simons Town to Kommetjie – sixteen kilometres (that’s about 10 miles to my overseas followers). But that’s OK ’cause it only took three hours and twenty minutes to get there, and I’m loving my Walk 4 SOS Huskies journey.
We set off at around midday and I led the Fossil along that long road out of Simons Town towards Fish Hoek until we came to the Glencairn Wetland, where I turned away from the ocean and headed up the M6 road.
That M6 road sure is a long uphill walk! Looking back from near the top, I’m amazed that the Fossil made it. But then, I was pulling him along with the leash. That’s what we Huskies were bred to do – pull things.
While walking along the roadside verge, I spotted a few interesting creatures. Like the tortoise pictured above (that peed on my nose) and a black snake that slithered into a hole before the Fossil could get a pic of it.
The road goes through the Brakkloofrand Nature Reserve and the sign doesn’t even have a ‘No Dogs Allowed’ icon on it. So, I could have walked along the hiking trail but the Fossil wasn’t sure if the trail followed the road so we kept walking along the roadside verge.
Eventually we saw the ocean again on the downhill side of the M6 …
… further down the M6, I spotted a mountain bike trail that follows the road and we walked along this until we came to the M65 road leading to Kommetjie.
That’s another long road and I took a couple of rest stops along the way to drink water and let the Fossil catch his breath. There’s a lot of car traffic and people walking near the bottom part of this road. The people moved aside when they saw me but the cars didn’t.
At Imhoff farm I saw some donkeys and wanted to chase them but the Fossil kept pulling me back. Anyway, we kept walking and finally turned off at Kirsten Avenue to walk onto the Kommetjie side of Long Beach, which is the point where I’ll start tomorrows walk to Noordhoek from.
Tonight we’re staying at Sartorial House Self Catering Studios in Simons Town again and the pet-loving owner, Louis Paterson, even came to fetch us from Kommetjie in her Mercedes-Benz. The Fossil sure was happy that he didn’t have to walk 16km back again!
Oh yes, do you remember that image of Sartorial House that I showed in yesterdays blog post? Well, that was taken from their FB page and they painted it a different colour since then (and Louis says they’re going to paint it again soon). And that bicycle on the front of the building? That’s made out of cool-drink cans!
That’s it for today. Thanks for reading and sharing Husky loving folks!
Wanna talk to us? Wanna host us? WhatsApp the tall fossil hanging onto my leash. Here’s Des’s number: +27 (0)82 374 7260. We’d love to hear from you!
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Saturday 28 August 2021 – Muizenberg Main Beach – come see me MushItUp with the Huskies sled pulling team!
Sunday 29 August 2021 – Hout Bay to Cape Town