Here We Go Again

I feel like I’m in a movie rerun – Preven making rows of peanut butter and jam sandwiches whilst I lay out the tools of our trade: panga, mini sass kit, pliers, camera, Dictaphone and GPS. Fill the water bottles. Charge all the batteries. Check all the kit is packed.

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We are on the eve of our seventh river walk, being hosted by Mark and Cecily Liptrot, members of the eThekweni Conservancies Forum. We had a meeting with our support crew this afternoon.

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All the members of the forum who have done all the recce work – this has meant that I have been spoiled rotten – I’ve not had to drive around the countryside finding the source, nor do the tedious mapping work to which I owe Justine Saunders and Hugh McGibbon a very big thank you.

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We are in Kloof outside Durban and tomorrow morning at 06h00 we leave our lofty accommodation and head for the source of the Aller River in New Germany.

Watch this space: we are hoping we won’t be walking besides a sewer like our last walk.  To the Aller with love…

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About Nikki Brighton

I live in Howick, between the river and the hills. I enjoy pre-dawn walks in the streets with my dog, sitting on the veranda with crochet and tea, and harvesting vegetables outside the kitchen door.
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