Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Jogging in South Africa



I am in South Africa to attend the Talloires Nework Conference on Service-Learning. Behind the conference hotel in Stellenbosch, there is a huge stretch of land much of which seems to be just growing wild.  


The weather is perfect: 20 degrees C, dry with a clear, blue sky.  I ran for much of an hour on dirt roads without seeing anyone.  I felt completely alone - just me and the wide open field and the mountains - exhilarating.  


Then I saw pieces of white plastic floating over a field in the distance.  When I got closer, they turned out to be free-range chicken being driven back towards their coop.  They seemed just as happy as I was.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

my home (second) is just a few miles away from where you are now.
jenny visited us a few times... miss her.
anyway, enjoy your stay in Cape town.
p.s. if you have time, you should go to kirstenbosh botanic garden for the skywalk, it's new!
p.p.s go any vineyard for a lazy brunch

sibyl wong said...

my (second) home is just a few miles away from where you are now.
jenny visited us a few times... miss her.
anyway, enjoy the stay in Cape town, it's the best weather so far.
p.s. if you have time, go kirstenbosch botanic garden for the skywalk, it's new and seems very interesting.
p.p.s go vineyard for a lazy brunch
let me know if you wish to know some travel tips.

sibyl wong said...

my (second) home is just a few miles away from where you are now.
jenny visited us a few times... miss her.
anyway, enjoy the stay in Cape town, it's the best weather so far.
p.s. if you have time, go kirstenbosch botanic garden for the skywalk, it's new and seems very interesting.
p.p.s go vineyard for a lazy brunch
cape point is kind of a must. or pls let me know if you need some travel tips.

StephenC said...

Thanks for the advice. I would certainly appreciate it. But i have only 1 day (Friday) in Cape Town after finishing the conference on Thursday. And I have a meeting Friday morning. Only free time is Friday PM.