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Fish River Hike | Day 2

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On the 7th May 2017, Henrico and 5 other gents, including my dad, went to Canon Roadhouse, close to the Fish River Canyon to start their 5 day hike.

I begged him to take a camera along. A tall order for any hiker trying to save on grams. But he did and over the next few weekends, I’ll share a bit of the beauty of the Fish River Canyon.

 

Here the men are after their first night without beds. And how blessed were they to find Desert Horses?! And so close?!

 

Fish River Hike | The Decent

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On the 7th May 2017, Henrico and 5 other gents, including my dad, went to Canon Roadhouse, close to the Fish River Canyon to start their 5 day hike.

I begged him to take a camera along. A tall order for any hiker trying to save on grams. But he did and over the next few weekends, I’ll share a bit of the beauty of the Fish River Canyon.

Most hikers will tell you the decent into the Fish River Canyon is the most difficult part of the hike. Personally, I suspect, this is because it is your last distinct memory you have, before everything else just melts into one big memory. In the canyon, time has no meaning besides the beginning and end of every day. Don’t get me wrong, the descent is enough to make any knee wobble. But the whole Fish River Hike is an experience to behold. And one, my husband seems convinced to relive as often as he can.

Here the five gents are descending into the canyon, and low and behold… catch fish on their first night for dinner!

Fish River Hike | Fish River Canyon

Henrico and Mariette du Toit

On the 7th May 2017, Henrico and 5 other gents, including my dad, went to Canon Roadhouse, close to the Fish River Canyon to start their 5 day hike.

I begged him to take a camera along. A tall order for any hiker trying to save on grams. But he did and over the next few weekends, I’ll share a bit of the beauty of the Fish River Canyon.

Before the gents said goodbye to civilization, they made a stop at Canon Roadhouse for one last breakfast. A breakfast that did not consist out of pre-packed Pronutro and water.

Here they are at Canon Roadhouse. They all share an immense love for engines for all sizes and enjoyed the display at Canon Roadhouse.

Fish River Hike | Canon Roadhouse

henrico and mariette du toit

On the 7th May 2017, Henrico and 5 other gents, including my dad, went to Canon Roadhouse, close to the Fish River Canyon to start their 5 day hike.

I begged him to take a camera along. A tall order for any hiker trying to save on grams. But he did and over the next few weekends, I’ll share a bit of the beauty of the Fish River Canyon.

Here they are at Canon Roadhouse where they camped the night before the Hike.

Boskamp

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Op kort kennisgewing besluit die manne om te gaan jag. Ons vrouens keer nie te hard nie, maar wonder hardop of dit dan nou so slim is met die aankomende reën?

“Nee, daar waar ons gaan jag, reën dit nooit. Ons sal reg wees, dankie.”

“Jy genoeg warmgoed?” vra ek.

“Ja nee, ekt my baadjie ingepak, ek sal reg wees.”

Vrydag oggend hier van drie-uur af begin dit rondrol. Teen vier-uur is ek dankbaar die wekker gaan af. Half-ses kom stop die bakkie hier. Hulle pak stil, maar teen hierdie tyd is my lus vir koffie so groot, ek staan ook maar op. Hulle vertrek, reg vir hul “jag naweek” in die bosse.

Om getroud te wees met ‘n man van bitter min woorde, kan partykeer nogal stil wees. Ek besluit toe maar, so tussen die gepakkery deur, om my kamera saam te stuur. Dalk, as ek nou nie kampvuurstories kry nie, kan ek dan na die fotos kyk.

Vol hoop laai ek vanoggend die fotos af en besef met ‘n swaar hart, my plan is gefnuik. Die kamera het in die kamp agter gebly en is weer onthou oppad huis toe – om darem net vir vroulief iets te wys.

Hier dan, so ‘n paar grepe uit ‘n man se oogpunt.

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