Did the ash cloud effect the hiking

on Table Mountain?

Compared the iclandic ash cloud of June 2010, the effects of the ash cloud from the chilean volcano Puyehue has really been quite mild. Of course if you were stuck either trying to get in and out of New Zealand or Australia you would disagree with me. However in Cape Town we only had a very short disruption to flights in and out of the city on the 19th June. (15 days after the volacano began erupting)

Walking on Table Mountain on the 19th was no different to any other day. I searched the skys for signs of any ash, but nothing was visible to the naked (and uneducated) eye. There were some clouds around but they looked very normal to me. We did a low level walk along the contour path. Nice and relaxing. Beautiful waterfalls and rivers.