When I started taking part in the weekly photo challenge I decided to limit myself to 2 posts a week, one being the weekly photo challenge and the other a predominant written post in my native language Afrikaans. However I went hiking last Saturday and it turned out to be an amazing well uh narrow… day. We hiked to 2nd waterfall – in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve outside Stellenbosch (South Africa). To get to the waterfall you hike up a narrow gorge through the river fed by the waterfall via various rock scrambles.
Once through the gorge it opens up into a cathedral consisting of amazing rock walls an exquisite blue roof and a massive organ playing beautiful thundering rushing music. A rainbow was formed in front of our feet promising hope to all – and no it is not gold or bitcoins at the end of this narrow rainbow but something much more precious to humans, plants and animals: life giving water. It was a 2nd to none experience which inspired me to place this post.
The first 2 photos were taken with my Sony mobile phone and the last 2 with my Nikon camera. The last photo was taken in a “forest” of Proteas with Second waterfall now a very thin line. This photo is especially for an expat South African staying in Ireland AJ Vosse. While Ireland is certainly beautiful this is a different beautiful.
My other post on Narrow posted before the hike: a narrative in majestic narrowness