Tag Archives: Mountain Biking

Mountain Sanctuary Getaway

An impromptu decision to go on a one night getaway was quite a good one! We arrived at Mountain Sanctuary Park late last night. This park is nestled away from the hum-drum of everyday life in the city. This was a camping trip  – – – not my favourite thing to do – – – and seeing that it was already dark when we arrived at our camping spot, I was very relieved that me and my boyfriend (who will be known from here on as ‘he-who-thinks-he’s-boss’) decided to pack a mattress and sleep in the back of the truck! No setting up tents or any of those hassles.

It was very very very V.E.R.Y windy, which made for an unpleasant atmosphere. In South Africa it is common to “braai” at get-togethers (or whenever you want to eat tasty meat with a great friends – hence fantastic atmosphere). I think a BBQ would be the american version of a braai – – – but I’m sure not nearly as fun!! 😉

A typical image of a braai.

Wind can't ruin an evening with good company!

This morning started of slow… the wind only subsided late morning, which changed our plans for the day a bit. The guys went for their usual mountain biking, while the girls went for a walk in the “wild” 🙂 . All in all… it was short, but it truly was sweet!!! 😀

Remains of the braai

Mountain biking always on the agenda

Birds of all kind can be found here - birdwatchers paradise!

Destination of our wild expedition

West Pools... One of a series