Day Three starts at the Geelhoutbos River, where we were told to look out for otters
in the early morning - we had no such luck. We did see one of the "Big Three" of the
Otter Trail shortly afterwards -two Knysna loeries in the trees above us.
No photo unfortunately.
It was another hot and humid day and quite uncomfortable when the trail passed through the thick forest...
There was another river crossing - the Elandsbos River - another one where you had to change
into swimming trunks and sandals. No rock hopping possible...
Many hikers use hiking poles or sticks - Chadwick also had one, but it didn't work for me.
It would just make things more complicated - the hike was hard enough already !!
Day Three was a much easier walk than the previous day, mainly because we stayed
on a higher level with only a few "ups" and "downs". Lovely views of the ocean and we
spotted dolphins far below on more than one occasion.
Looking back to where we came from - we started way beyond the point in the background
and still had some distance to cover.
Oakhurst huts - a welcome sight, but it meant a steep descent and another river crossing ...
The Lottering River is best crossed at low tide and the tide worked out perfectly for us -
we could step over on rocks.
After crossing the river, we rested in the shade before taking on the little hill to the huts.
It was there that I took my only pic of one of the Big Three of the Otter -
A Black Oystercatcher !! We were delighted - now to find that elusive otter !!!
and a lovely sunset - that night we had another wonderful sighting of the comet.