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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hiking the Drakensburgs

01 Sunrising over the Drakensbergs
Sunrise over the Drakensburgs
Except for the rain these mountains, the highest in Africa, could capture my heart forever with their magic and hiking into them was...


19 comments:

Bibi said...

Gaelyn, these are such gorgeous photos and places...I envy your far-off journey!

A human kind of human said...

I am soooo envious, but so glad you are enjoying yourself. I live in this country and has never had the opportunity to go hiking in the Drakensberg. From what others tell me, it is even more beautiful in winter with the snow capped peaks.

Kcalpesh said...

Looks like a beautiful day to trek and hike... Amazing pictures of a beautiful place!!

Pixellicious Photos

Firefly said...

By now you should be making your way down to towards the Garden Route. We are going to the Drakenberg in Dec/Jan to camp there for 10 days.

Jazz said...

Amazing pictures Gaelyn!!!

Diane AZ said...

What a marvelous place, the mountains are so very green and beautiful! Neat eye of the needle and sunlizards. Enjoy the next part of your adventure!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: What a wonderful area. Continue to have a great time. Love the Eye of the Needle.
My trip is a week away and I'm excited.

Karen said...

What beauty! I would have loved to go hiking with you. What I want to know is, did you cry when you lost the camera? I would have.

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic trip, Gaelyn! And I'm so glad you met up with Jo's son! That's terrific! Love your photos, they're marvelous as always! So sorry about your camera, glad you were able to replace it quickly! Have more great times and do remember to stay on the left!!!

Sylvia

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

To my poor adandoned friend: Hope you find out how to make coffee tomorrow. LOL!! Forgot to leave you the recipe. :)

Martha Z said...

It looks like you are having a wonderful trip. I'm amazed at the sceanery and the beautiful hiking.

Yes, the southwest has had rain but I don't think as much as you had on your hike. Now it is turning hot and I think it will go rapidly from too cool for the wildflowers to burning them up. Last week they said Death Valley was still to cool for bloom, this week it is in the 90's!

blog with no name said...

Oh No! The camera that the ocean took had the pulitzer prize winning photos on it... Great pics! So glad that your having such a great adventure! See Ya...

Ruth said...

Lost your camera to the ocean waves in Durban?! There must be more to this story. Much as I would like to be with you in SA, I would have held you back on a 30 km mountain hike. Beautiful scenery!!

Rambling Woods said...

what scenery..travel safely...Michelle

Susie of Arabia said...

Wow Gaelyn - this is just awesome. I haven't been able to drop by because I got hacked and then got a bad virus in my computer which completely wiped my hard drive. I've been so anxious to read about your trip and see your photos. Sorry you lost your camera - The perils of traveling! Looking forward to seeing more... I can see you are having a fabulous time.

Garry Hayes said...

Wonderful photos of a place utterly new to me! Sorry about your camera! Looking forward to seeing more...

Barb said...

Gaelyn, What an amazing adventure you're having. But - how could you lose your camera in the ocean?? Hang on to the new one. Thank goodness you had already downloaded the Big 5 pics! Stay Left!

Jo said...

Oh Gaelyn;) you make me long for the Drakensberg. At least we're close by and will be in that exact area by Thursday next week. Sorry about your camera. Your photos of the 'berg and earlier ones of the Eastern Transvaal (Mpumulanga) are BRILLIANT. You make me see all these well-known places through new eyes! Bless you my friend. Keep left and be safe! Hugs Jo

Anonymous said...

Now I am envious! I can't believe you're in South Africa meeting Jo's family!!! I've missed so much these past few weeks. Hoping to catch up soon!

Much love,
Esther

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