I aten’t dead

While it may not seems so, I am still here. And intend to start blogging again :-)

(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life


On a rainy Monday morning, my body tired from a tough hike yesterday and not in much mood for hiking, the sign saying Mountain Lake […]

1000km by Foot


Day 46; Mile 630. I’ve taken the last 165 miles since Damascus fairly slow. The first stretch, to Marion, because I felt a bit worn […]

The Road to Damascus


Day 33; Mile 467. I reached Damascus, VA on Saturday evening after averaging more than 20 miles per day the past week, and walking 26 […]

Singing in the Rain


Day 27; Mile 341. It’s been quite an eventful week. I hiked down out of the Smokies to perfect weather and great views, coming into […]

Hello Tennessee


Day 18, Mile 206 It’s been a good week on the Trail – my leg has healed, I’m feeling in really good shape and I’ve […]

Out of Georgia


Day 12; Mile 109.8 I’m lying in bed on a cold, wet Sunday morning as we wait out today’s rain in Franklin, NC. The weather […]

A Pause for Breath


After a good day’s rest on Friday, I set off on a cold rainy Saturday morning. I made good time, covering some 18.8 miles by […]

The First Steps


It was with a lump in my throat that I waved goodbye to Pieter and Sureta and walked off, alone, to start the long road […]

Setting Off


After what seems an incredibly long time, my journey towards the Appalachian Trail has finally begun. Having spent a great weekend with friends in Jo’burg, […]