Friday, September 25, 2009

Penguin Plod

Yesterday we headed down to Cape Recife Nature Reserve for SAMREC's Penguin Plod. SAMREC is the newly opened South African Marine Rehabilitation Centre which I did a post about a week or so ago on The Firefly Photo Files. The Penguin Plod is a fun run / walk which SAMREC hopes will become an annual event and acts as a fundraiser for the centre. Judging at the response they had as well as the uniqueness of the fun walk, it will definitively happen again. The fun walk started at the SAMREC centre and headed two kilometers down the road to the Cape Recife Lighthouse. It took the participants past some of the interesting and indigenous vegetation that the reserve has to offer. After a big circle around the lighthouse and a quick sip of water, it was back to the centre, this time walking on the beach. This bit probably took everybody twice as long as the walk to the lighthouse as the kids kept on exploring and picking up stuff on the beach. The one young lady did the whole walk in a penguin suit as you can see in the pic. We will be back next year, for sure.

1 comment:

  1. When we visited South Africa a few years ago, my husband knew about your penguins, and were made sure we visited them at the Cape.

    Years later in Patagonia, we found their 'cousins' and spent a windy afternoon with them near Punta Arenas...