A more interesting fact about the quarry is that somehow a population of dassies made their way there. As I first approached the quarry I only saw sheer cliffs in all directions and wondered how I will ever get down there, but luckily I was meeting up with the reserve manager and she showed me a very easy (and obvious) road, that was hidden from my view, leading onto the middle level of the big hole.
The quarry is a bit less secure and there are more trespassers in this part of the reserve. I decided to camouflage my camera a bit in the hope that trespassers won't notice it. Usually I don't bother with camouflage. Animals don't seem to mind it much. Most animals seem to inspect it rather than avoid it.
The Friends of Tygerberg and boy scouts/cubs where busy with alien clearing close to the quarry and I got a lift back with them. As we got back the reserve manager said we might as well go watch the cannon go off. Tygerberg has an old cannon on its highest hill that still gets fired at every excuse the CAOSA (pleasantly-crazy cannon people) can come up with.
I think the story goes that the cannon was used to inform the farmers in the area when a ship has arrived in the harbour that might want to buy some fresh produce from them.
All in all it was a good trip with excellent weather. It seems that spring has finally reached us down here. But I have also learnt that nothing is certain with Cape Town weather.