Friday, September 25, 2015

Youth Fountain

Times are heavy. Entering the final month of my tertiary education and the pressure has never been higher. I have a thesis that is hopefully falling together so that I can be finished by November and be graduating in December. Unfortunately this does not mark complete freedom as my wrist is in a poor state of health so I will be imprisoned by a physical disability until further notice. Oh no no no!

On a more positive note, I had a mind opening hike into the Jonkershoek waterfall gorge yesterday. That place is wild and it is a challenging hike as well. Here are some photos from the walk on the wild side.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Strange Rumblings

That marks the end of my final recess period and the start of my final formal term of academics (hopefully) for the rest of my life. This is momentous! It is easy to get caught up in the technicalities of the working environment but it is very important to take sufficient time off to keep your mind set on the greater scope of things.

It was hardly a recess period as the full week was spent in Stellenbosch being studious, but here and there I got to the mountain and ended off the weekend getting salted and sun crusted at the watering hole. 

Here are some cruising photos from the second half of my one week recess.

Good lines

Vertical limits

Hmmmm good morning

Blood diamond


This place is delightful

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Donkey Kong Island

The summer sun has shown its face and with it was a weekend full of intense adventure.

On Friday late afternoon myself and Don left the village with hiking boots, sleeping bags, an inflatable ferry vessel, a fine herb selection, and many kilojoules worth of sweets. The hike up in the heat of the day made me a young bit useless but we arrived on sunset and over the great strait we kicked. I do believe I had the most impressive sunrise on Saterday morning too ;)