Sights we enjoyed seeing streams ambling down, tree top adventures, everything outdoors.
Starting out after breakfast for a walk I believe we completed 5 kilometers that morning, my sister in law has a watch counter for every step she takes, for me it is getting out to take photos, enjoy the walk and see whatever is available on the day.
A cool start to the morning with light drizzle in the air, not raining just lovely walking weather. Yes I am sitting at home still recovering, this is no excuse not to inviting you on one of the walks I did enjoy when up in the Drakensberg.
Close to the ground what looks to be the Water Iris, planted in deep shade with some drops of rain running off the very dark foliage (this flower had brilliant colours, battled with a getting a good shot).
Streams feeding into the main river flowing swiftly down the hills, this water will be clean enough to drink being the a major catchment area of water to feed our dams.
Dams and rivers are extremely popular with fly-fishing in the hope of catching some trout in the region, early morning fishing on the dam or in rivers requires a permit to fish, a popular sport to enjoy if going into this region. For children there is putt-putt, adults have 18 hole golf course, hikes are plentiful or just quietly walking enjoying the great outdoors.
Paths made by water of the hills and mountains in this region lead into the Unzimkulu River this pours out into the sea at Port Shepstone, winding it's way feeding water into farmlands and towns, it is pristine up here however human litter ends up spilling into the coastal towns due to lack of respect for rivers, a major concern at the moment.
Walk was planned along the river, crossing streams, visiting the caravan park which is always well kept, (extremely full during holiday seasons), so glad we visit outside of holidays now, a lot quieter.
Popping into the enclosure where these little goats are kept is always a fun thing to do, they are escape artists so getting in or out is quite a feat! The are able to jump pretty high so brick walls to enclose up to about five foot (2 meters) plus wiring above to keep them secure, another fun thing for children to enjoy (and the young at heart).
Suspension bridges are plentiful to cross streams and the main river, hope you enjoy them, I know I don't, always waiting for everyone to cross before committing myself to a slow precision walk across these bridges.
Mid-morning pony rides going out onto the lower hills for a few hours, these horses are not allowed to take a person weighing more than 100 kg's which is strictly controlled considering some of the steep climbing expected on the trails.
Tree to tree adventure for fit younger folks who don't have knees and bones that go snap crackle and pop, you may wish to try traversing through the trees taking on the tree top challenge, at higher level!
Plucked up the courage and got out to the suspension bridge over the Umzimkulu River, took this photo from approximately half way over, river is not running as wild as we have seen in previous years.
Lovely tall grasses along the bank of the river as we complete the round trip and return back to our accommodation to put our feet up.
Thank you for joining me enjoying nature in our part of the world, have a wonderful week, keep walking, keep smiling, life is short enjoy each moment!
Thought for Today: "The path is made by walking." ~ African proverb
Try and get out once a week for a short walk, can be from your office, home or anywhere really and walk for a few blocks or a few minutes looking for things to get shots of.
Your walk does not have to be on a Wednesday I just ask if possible to share your walk photos on a Wednesday.
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