The Otter Trail 2012: Photo album

For years I have been wanting to go on the Otter trail – probably the most famous trek in South Africa, and certainly one of the world’s great coastal trails.  Thanks to some great organizational work by M*rtin, four of us walked the trail last week.  A magnificent experience, with great company, and incredible seascapes.  I took only the little Fuji camera, and it performed brilliantly, particularly in areas of high dynamic range.  I took around 400 photos, and using Lightroom was able to process 120 in double-quick time.  There are around 60 in the gallery below.  They are best seen in Full Screen mode – press FS in the bottom right corner of the box to get this.  For an auto slide show press SL.  And for info, press the little ‘i’ in the top right hand corner.

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The team at the Storms River start
The team at the Storms River start
The bags
The bags
Incredible waterfall on the first day
Incredible waterfall on the first day
Divers
Divers
Divers
Divers
Divers
Divers
Divers
Divers
Divers
Divers
Divers
Divers
On the trail on day 2
On the trail on day 2
On the trail on day 2
On the trail on day 2
Crossing the Kleinbos
Crossing the Kleinbos
The beautiful beach at Bloubaai
The beautiful beach at Bloubaai
On the trai
On the trai
The views at Scott Hut
The views at Scott Hut
The views at Scott Hut
The views at Scott Hut
On the trail day 2
On the trail day 2
On the trail day 2
On the trail day 2
On the trail day 2
On the trail day 2
Peering through to Elandsbos Bay
Peering through to Elandsbos Bay
Elandsbos Bay
Elandsbos Bay
Elandsbos Bay
Elandsbos Bay
Elandsbos Bay
Elandsbos Bay
Elandsbos Bay
Elandsbos Bay
Elandsbos Bay
Elandsbos Bay
Elandsbos Bay
Elandsbos Bay
Elandsbos Bay
Elandsbos Bay
On the trail day 3
On the trail day 3
On the trail day 3
On the trail day 3
On the trail day 3
On the trail day 3
On the trail day 3
On the trail day 3
First view of the LOttering river. Not sure if it's a problem or not......
First view of the LOttering river. Not sure if it's a problem or not......
But actually it was just fine. The huts here were in a superb poition on the headland
But actually it was just fine. The huts here were in a superb poition on the headland
The sea at Lottering/Oakhust huts
The sea at Lottering/Oakhust huts
The sea at Lottering/Oakhust huts
The sea at Lottering/Oakhust huts
The sea at Lottering/Oakhust huts
The sea at Lottering/Oakhust huts
The sea at Lottering/Oakhust huts
The sea at Lottering/Oakhust huts
The sea at Lottering/Oakhust huts
The sea at Lottering/Oakhust huts
Oakhust hut
Oakhust hut
On the trail day 4
On the trail day 4
On the trail day 4
On the trail day 4
First view of the feared Blaukrans.
First view of the feared Blaukrans.
On the trail day 4
On the trail day 4
On the trail day 4
On the trail day 4
Dead whale with scavengers
Dead whale with scavengers
Dead whale
Dead whale
Peter playing with a whale rib
Peter playing with a whale rib
Peter playing with a whale rib
Peter playing with a whale rib
Peter playing with a whale rib
Peter playing with a whale rib
On the trail day 4
On the trail day 4
On the trail day 4
On the trail day 4
On the trail day 4
On the trail day 4
Andre Huts evening of day 4
Andre Huts evening of day 4
Brilliant shower at Andre
Brilliant shower at Andre
On the trail day 5
On the trail day 5
On the trail day 5
On the trail day 5
On the trail day 5
On the trail day 5
On the trail day 5
On the trail day 5
Above our arrival point at Nature's valley
Above our arrival point at Nature's valley
Descending the cliff on to the beach
Descending the cliff on to the beach
Downing the Otter's *rs*h*le, allegedly a tradition after completing the trek.
Downing the Otter's *rs*h*le, allegedly a tradition after completing the trek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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