Category Archive: Friends and Social

Snowshoeing in Whistler’s Callaghan Valley and Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains

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Originally posted on Writes of Passage:
Snowshoeing in West Vancouver’s Cypress Provincial Park—C.Helbig There is one silver lining to the incessant rainfall in Vancouver: snow in the mountains, and lots of it! A…

Sunday Hiking and Walking – Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve – 4 Feb 2018

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We had good hiking weather 15C (59F) at 5:30am and it gradually warmed up. We separated into our 3 groups (5k walk, 12K hike and 15H hike). It was a verdant Klipriviersberg as… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walk – Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve – 7 Jan 2018

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A Happy New Year! We had a large group – everyone braved the heat wave. The temperature reached 32C (90F)…. yes, hot!! The beacon is normally the hottest area in the nature reserve… Continue reading

Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains

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We are all familiar with the benefits of walking and hiking: many people claim that these activities literally breathe new life into humans.  Still, you might be sort of taken aback by the… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walk – Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve – 3 Dec 2017

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The rain stopped at around 7am and by 8 o’clock, Johannesburg had beautiful blue skies. Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve is a lush green landscape due to the good rains of the past few days.… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walk – Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve – 5 Nov 2017

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We had beautiful blue skies and the temperature gradually rose from 14C (57F) to 29C (84F). We separated into 3 groups viz: the 5K walk, 12K and 14K hikes. The Nature Reserve has… Continue reading

Finals Day Highlights with Sir Matthew Pinsent – Henley 2017

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At the pinnacle of the British Summer sporting and the social season is the Henley Regatta. The event is the oldest in the world, dating back to 1839. The numbers are impressive: 15… Continue reading

The Kensington Jacaranda Walk

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In October and November, Johannesburg and Pretoria/ Tshwane residents witness the magnificent jacaranda tree blooms that beautify the province purple each year. From the Capital City to Kensington, the blooms carpet the streets… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walk – Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve – 1 Oct 2017

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We had pleasant hiking weather, very nice people in the 3 groups (5K walk, 11K and 13K hikes) and a great workout – we met friends and made new friendships. Thanks to all… Continue reading

12 Life Secrets From People Who Have Lived the Longest

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In early 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Americans are living longer than ever, with life expectancies continuing to increase annually. The news is good across the board, with… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walk-Klipriviersberg­ Nature Reserve – 3 Sept 2017

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Johannesburg celebrated the arrival of Spring with fantastic weather: it was a cold 6C (43F) at 5am which gradually warmed up to 24C (75F) by midday. A sunny, cloudless day throughout… It was… Continue reading

Kensington – A Walk Through Living History

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Join the Kensington Walk on the 2nd Sunday of every month for our 2 hour walk viz 8:30 – 10:30am. We meet in the car-park of the Kensington Bowling Club at Ivanhoe Street,… Continue reading