These days, the weather is so hot that although we want the kids to spend more time in nature, they would rather be in air-conditioned environments.
We have found the perfect place to go, where the trail is easy and very much shaded. We were there at 10.30 am and it was nice and cool.
|Happily hopping along|
Soon after we walked in, we came to a fork and decided not to take the TreeTop walk as there wasn’t enough time. This path is wonderful for children, with the marvels of nature waiting to be discovered by the young minds.
|“Looks pretty amazing.”|
The hubs spotted an intricate spider web and was pointing it out to the kids. It did look very much like a trampoline!
|“Gor gor will protect you”|
We came across this gigantic fallen tree and were awed by it. The hubs thought it would make a fantastic photo, but #5 was afraid it was going to topple and he didn’t quite dare to go on it until he saw that Kate was fine.
The pathway is flat and easy even for the kids and erm, me. We had a leisurely stroll and they kept stopping to pick things up to study closely.
|MacRitchie Nature Reserve|
We spotted some monkeys and Kate wanted to feed them leaves. We told her the monkeys could get very fierce and we had better not go too near. She kept insisting that they were hungry and didn’t want to leave. #5 managed to convince her that if she threw the leaves with all her might, the monkeys would be able to get it.
She was way tired after almost an hour of walking and daddy had to piggy-back her out.
It was a surprisingly lovely place to spend a morning. We will be back the next time with the older kids when we have more time to explore the Treetop Walk, and perhaps try kayaking at the reservoir during the school holidays.