We’re back from the Garden Route

We (Richard, his sister Tanya, and yours truly) returned late on Saturday night from an exciting, adventure-filled, glorious-weather-blessed week on the Garden Route.

We stayed at the Homtini Guest Farm just outside the little village of Rheenendal in the mountains above Knysna; toured an abandoned gold mine in the mountains of Millwood; hiked along Jubilee Creek and in the beautiful Gouna forest; ziplined over a series of waterfalls in the Tsitsikamma forest; balanced our way across a suspension bridge at the Storms River Mouth and climbed up to a literally breath-taking viewing point; paddled a canoe up the Touw River outside Wilderness and walked along the river until we reached delightful waterfalls and rockpools; met elephants, monkeys and lots of birds; hiked down to a secret and magical group of rockpools in a secluded valley; marvelled at the sunset from The Knysna Heads; rode horses through a pine forest; traversed the Seven Passes Road with its streams and bridges; and had lots of braais on the balcony of our cosy timber cabin surrounded by trees and looking out over forested valleys.

That’s the short version.

Unfortunately, I don’t have time right now to blog about our trip, or even to sort through the 1,500 photos and video clips we accumulated, because I have a PILE of work hogging my attention. Sigh. At least it’s paid work.

But after 30 April 2009, I shall be unemployed (gainfully, I hope) and returning to freelance editing and proofreading and WRITING! Oh, and perhaps even blogging more frequently.


After all, I have another book to write!

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  1. Pingback: My second book … « Grains of Sand

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