.WHAT RACE ARE YOU RUNNING?RUNNING THE RACE OF ADVENTURE

Journal: GR20 Corsica
We have been privileged to have hiked, trekked, climbed and run on some of the most unique and beautiful mountains and trails in the world. Some of our experiences cannot compare with our adventure of traversing the 200 kilometre GR20 trail on the French island of Corsica. Why this is so, we do not quite know, but we suppose it’s as the Greeks desc...
Featherbed/Phoenix Trail Run – 11 July 2017
It was one of those beautifully clear, icy mornings along South Africa’s Garden Route. Yet it was extraordinary – the stage having already been set about a month prior for this new edition of the annual Featherbed Trail Run in Knysna. Known as the Phoenix Trail Run for 2017, this 21 km run rose from the ashes and took an uncharacteristic traverse o...
New Trailblazer
Comparisons – we all make them, all the time. We compare one trail from another, places from places and people from people. Yet while this may all be true, nothing – no mountain, no trail, no people nor place can and has compared to that of a New Trailblazer in our lives! Table Mountain, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature is our home to a playgroun...
Sweet Spot – Dusk to Dawn
A sweet spot is the place where one finds oneself that makes sense, usually within a combination of factors at one time. In our case these were trail running, brewing coffee and camping. Purpose? Perhaps. The annual Dusk & Dawn National Institute for the Deaf Trail Runs take place just outside of the town of Worcester, about 1.5 hours drive fro...
Bringing the World home
For the past 14 months we have experienced the people of Dominican Republic, England, Burundi, Taiwan, Germany, Mauritius, Luxembourg, Saudi Arabia, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine and more from five continents. Bringing the world to our door step and beyond into our home has been a privilege one doesn’t often get to experience or be a par...
La Mont Trail
Simplicity: a waterfall and a mountain. These words describe such a treat a trail brings outside of Bonnievale, about 2 hours from Cape Town. Located on a cheese producing farm, the La Mont Trail brings about new simplicities that are enough to lift one’s head above. This post tells our Tale of our day walk on this intimate trail tha...
Trailblazer Trailer – Artisan
It’s more than artisan – its Creation, with care and mostly love. It’s not in the art! As much as each and every coffee bean is individually hand sorted from defects at its Source, so Trailblazer Trailer individually and timeously hand makes each cup of coffee. From the freshly grinding of the beans to the skill in brewing, each cup is given&n...
Ultra-Trail Cape Town 65 km – 10 December 2016
It’s not about the distance. Sure, 65 kilometres is a long way…a long way to run, not just on mountain trails, but up and over mountains too, but it is not about the distance. If anything it’s all about time, time on one’s legs, for hours and hours at a time. The Ultra-Trail Cape Town 65 kilometre was one of those great Ultra Trail Running rac...
Cities
This reflective Tale about cities was inspired by our Sojourning 2015. They rise and fall, they exist. Their streets are paved, paving the way for thousands of souls to pass through. Their buildings give way to elaborate architecture, towering above, always out of reach. Cars everywhere, never sleeping, always moving. A melting pot, cultures meet, ...
22 Waterfalls
We really like waterfalls. There’s something way more romantic and pleasing than just staring at water cascading down a mountain ravine. Intoxicating in its movement, waterfalls are refreshing – a continuous movement that makes us wonder about its source, and how some waterfalls never, ever, dry up. Such a waterfall exists about 2 hours north of Ca...
Trailblazer Trailer – Relationship
What is in a relationship? It is said that the coffee beans’ journey is likened to a race where a baton is passed from one process to another… Start with the end in mind? (Yzerfontein Cycle Experience, Yzerfontein, Western Cape, South Africa). The trail that the coffee we brew took from its Creation into the hands of the persons we meet has pa...
Fish Eagle Trail
Fish Eagles fly and swoop. With precision they have an uncanny ability to snatch a fish from water while in full flight, their body following a predetermined trajectory that their magnificent wings support and execute their hunting mission. Two such creatures exist in an area in the Robertson Wine Valley and so much so that a trail is named after t...

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