The Lighthouse 2 Lighthouse Ladies held their December practice walk on Sunday on Grotto Beach. The walk was a total of 12 km at low tide from Dutchies to Sopies Klip and back (with a break at Sopies Klip).
Approximately 55 people joined the walk and were asked to dress in red, white or green to show their festive spirit. Some went further by wearing Christmas hats and earrings, baubles and striped socks.
Among the walkers were several of the L2L committee members, and Jami and Peter Kastner from The Butterfly Centre – the L2L chosen beneficiary for 2020 (the money raised will be used to build a new school on the Stanford Hills farm, the first phase of which is already completed). Jami will be joining the ladies on the official walk next year in March and has attended almost all of the practice walks so far, showing her commitment to her cause.
The group was treated to almost perfect walking weather as well as beautiful views. Two seals were even seen along the route along with jellyfish, a variety of birds and other wildlife.
The next practice walk is 21 km and will take place in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley along mountain bike fynbos trail routes through some of the wine farms on 18 January. This is a fairly challenging walk and it is usually quite hot so please ensure you are properly prepared.
Visit the Lighthouse 2 Lighthouse Ladies Facebook page for more information.