Our walk this morning attracted 12 Hurriers, who battled along against a cold and strong wind to Rooi Els. The veld, devastated by the fire of a couple of years ago has not recovered and was bleak! Building construction along the road has also done a great deal of damage to the fynbos, so it was not our best walk. The return was better as the wind was behind us, but that could not hide our overall disappointment with the area so famous for its bird life and floral wonders. We saw very few birds and none of the specials (Cape Rock Jumper and Ground Woodpecker).