It is not all about the fishing …… wilderness has a special attraction for me although there is very little true wilderness left today. Even in the remote areas of the KwaZulu Natal Drakensberg Mountains there are signs of man’s influences and activities. However, they are as pristine as you will find anywhere in South Africa, a clean, uncluttered wild place away from cramped urban neighbourhoods and fated circumstances and economy. Much of my interest in the natural world came from my parents who had a love of wild places and who took me along that path, stimulating and encouraging me to do the same– it worked and a rudimentary sense of connection with the big wild earth has crept into my awareness, it is in my blood. The seeds of a relationship to the natural world flourished and not only was I able to enjoy the experiences it offered, but it allowed me to pursue my other passions of fly fishing, hiking and photography. Over the years and sharing wilderness with likeminded companions, I have treasure chest of priceless memories, of friendship and experiences. Here are a few pictures I’ve pulled from my photo library to celebrate a little of the KZN Drakensberg Mountain wilderness.
Drakensberg Mountain Wilderness
Cape Vulture soaring high on unseen thermals
The long walk in
Home from home in the mountains
Another memorable day on a pristine mountain stream
The long walk home and back to the city until next time
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