I love hiking – I might have mentioned it once or twice on this blog before…..
Well we used to go quite a bit. There was a stage where we were going on weekend hikes every six weeks or so and then….. nothing. We just stopped going, or I just stopped going. Actually I am not really sure what happened. I suppose we got animals and responsibilities and life just got in the way?
Well, that is all going to change!!!! I am already scheduled to go on two hikes this year – and I can’t wait. This time though they are going to be longer hikes. 5 or 6 day hikes. The best kind! I like them because you really feel like you are getting a holiday and away from it all! You get to really relax!
I am so excited!
The one is a trail I have done a number of times before, but never all in one sitting. It is quite close to where we live so it is the one we usually break down into weekend sections. This time we are doing 5 days all in one go! Whoo hooo. It is the Tsitsikamma Hiking Trail. My sister will be down from England so it will be awesome to do it with her and my mom and my husband, amongst others.
The other trail is one that I have wanted to do for a very long time, but it is usually booked out quite far in advance. So this time we booked quite far in advance. It is called the Whale Trail and is in the Western Cape. The best time of year to go is July – October because you are almost guaranteed to see whales frolicking along the coast! It is also a 5 day trail.
They should both be fantastic!!!