Fernkloof on 3 April 2019

The walk on Wednesday can best be described in musical terms as “the Fractured Heart Symphony” AMOEBA

Eight Hurriers met at the Fernkloof Visitors Centre  for the advertised walk. It was a good day for walking; coolish with some light high clouds.  After wishing Gert a happy birthday, the Octet set of on the first movement, an Adagio, through Boekenhout forest and up the Adder Ladder.  Taking a break at the bench we enjoyed drinks and the goodies brought by Gert

In the notice of the walk Gert said that he would consider a Brexit if the party so desired and, unlike Mrs May, he would be happy to consider suggestions, hard or soft.  This was his mistake.  A sextet opted for a lighter version of the symphony and their next movement was a little Minuet to the top of  Kanonkop.  Here a duo including a departing  swallow decided that they had early arrangements to get down so they set of for  an Allegro down the face of Kanonkop back to the Visitors Center.  The remaining quartet took an intermission,  enjoyed their sandwiches and instant cappucinos and did a leisurely Allegro via Klipspringer to the VC, completing the left ventricle of the Fractured Heart.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch the orchestra leader and his 80 something protégé, set off in an Easterly direction on a somewhat lengthy Allegro along the Jeep Track, down the zig-zags and along the contour path towards Fernkloof.  At the end of the contour and before crossing the Mossel River they stopped off at a local hostelry at the top of Reservoir Road for some liquid refreshments and then did a quick Scherzo back to the VC completing the Right Ventricle of the Fractured Heart Symphony AMOEBA

From the sounds of it all enjoyed a lovely day in the mountains although with different tunes.

Piet

P.S. Photo’s by Jenny

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