Thinking of a Cape Town hike

People sometimes ask me if I ever get bored of hiking. Truth be told, I really don’t.  It doesn’t matter who I am walking with or where I am walking, my mind sort of potters along either chatting to my companions or just sort of wanders along on its own. Of course the views, scenery, flora and fauna are always changing but somehow it is the activity of walking that really seems to satisfy something deep in my soul.

Here are some quotes from people who share my thoughts:

” You need special shoes for hiking. And a bit of a special soul as well” (Terri Gullemets)

“My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing” (A. Huxley)

“A vigorous 5 mile walk will do more for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psycology in the world” (Paul Dudly White)

“Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk” (Raymond Lamen)

“After a good days walk everything has twice its usual value” (George Maculay Trevelyan)

“The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk” (Jacqueline Schiff)

“We have always honoured high places because we sense them to be the homes of the Gods” (Rob Parker)

“One does not climb to gain enlightenment. Rather one climbs because he is enlightened” (Zen master Futomaki)

So next time you need a bit of relaxation try a hike on Table Mountain on for size. You will return rejuvenated and looking forward to your next day out on the mountain.

Relax on Table Mountain