Wednesday, January 5, 2011
We have had very hot weather for two days, with temperatures in the city bowl alleged to have been near the 38'C/ 100'F mark. Here at No.9, near the eastern flank of the mountain, the thermometer registered a reasonable 30'C/86'F. There is no humidity to contend with.
After a lunch for three under the tree, where one dog was watered to keep cool (a much-aged Ben), Vincent and I decided to head up to Silvermine for a hike, arriving there at about 4pm. Yes, it was very warm, and we sweated, but we saw wonderful views, quite a lot of flowers and circled the reservoir in the middle (in which many people were cooling off, picnics at the water's edge) having chosen the Amphitheater trail, which really does allow you too look down on everything from the curve of the ridges above. Once I've remembered the names of all the flowers I saw, I'll post properly.