Falls from Horses and Meaningful Meandering


Yesterday WordPress had a fit of the sulks and refused to respond. Now, hopefully, a more co-operative mood is in evidence.

We have some visitors from UK well, Spain, actually who will be with us for a few weeks, and we are trying to make them memorable (the weeks, that is; the visitors already are).  Several activities have already been crammed in since their arrival on Friday, and tomorrow we leave for a few days at a small game reserve in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands with the unlikely name of Tillietudlem. 

Included in yesterdays activities were:

our local fleamarket in the valley, and

… a light supper in a restaurant …

… overlooking our local beach.

Today we started with a trip up to Giba Gorge.  There, the male half of our visiting couple, also in his seventies but you’d never guess it,  joined me on an outride …

… of some variety, and with horses having no bits in their mouths, of which a lot more in posts to come …

… and with pleasant scenery …

… until we reached a lovely little waterfall (yes, the ‘falls’ of my Title).

Lunch at Marianhill Monastery …

With the sweet course overlooking Valley of 1000 Hills …

… where piglets, goats, rabbits, poultry and three of these venerable specimens were there to entertain us …

… until finally we looped to the Kloof Gorge Viewsite as a finale.

It may be that even if the most fascinating scenes are seen in the next few days, I won’t be able to share them until we get back.

© April 2017 Colonialist
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About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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11 Responses to Falls from Horses and Meaningful Meandering

  1. Some really good photos today; th chips look delicious, (one thing I’ve never been able to cook successfully) but I couldn’t make out what it was covered in gravy.
    I know it wasn’t corn, that was supplied by you and Rip!

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  2. calmgrove says:

    Glad that my anxiety over “falls from horses” proved ungrounded. Goodness, you certainly put us through the mill!

    Anyway, looking forward to a bit more about no bits — unless you decide you’ve bitten off more than you can chew …

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  3. Those chips certainly look light 🙂

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  4. Stephanie Haahjem says:

    Ah, how wonderful-what a privilege to show off our beautiful country!

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