Up the hill and far away...
A really great march up Chapman’s Peak took place on Sunday.
Yes, the weather was a bit sketchy,but the rain held off
for the 2 hours it took to complete the walk to the top of Chapman’s peak and back,
and in fact made it a nice cool morning walk, amid chants,cheers and banners all accompanied by a marching band.
A memorandum was handed over of behalf of the people of the area, both Noordhoek and Hout Bay,
so hopefully this will draw some attention and possibly some resolution to a 9 month closure.
Nice to take a walk with some of the slope guys and have a great chat on the way up, nice one Aragon,
and really great to meet Bill and his daughter at the top, who had walked from the Noordhoek side.
After a ceremonial crossing of the fence amid much fanfare, we all started the walk back to respective sides, Berlin Wall style…
Keep in mind this affair actually affects our access the most scenic of slopes that we fly,
costs us money,
costs us time… to circumnavigate the peninsula, from what was a 15 minute journey to an hours drag from Hout Bay….
and is an immense waste of petrol
and mileage on our cars.
I hope we can do it again, next time with gliders in hand…