The alarm went off and I sprung out of bed, into my shorts, fleece and sneakers and I met my friend John and superdawg below Table Mountain. Today was going to be the start of my new life, my new adventure, which began my first hike. I have obviously hiked before in my 40 years on this earth, but back when I went to veld school, boy scouts and so on, but never because I wanted to do it. I am hungry for adventure and along with my desire to start surfing (which is next on my list and long overdue), I want to dedicate my free time and the opportunities I have to hiking.
I have been spending a significant amount of time in Cape Town for work, connecting with friends and enjoying the natural beauty this magical place provides. I love walking. Be it on the promenade, in the forests and along the beaches. But I want to step it up and start to explore the mountains. We never did a huge hike this morning, but it was worth every out of breathe step. I felt great afterwards, even after flying back to Joburg and a heavy crossfit session in the evening, I’m still buzzing from the experience. I cannot tell you how excited I am to go on my next adventure.