Tuesday, February 9, 2016

7 Day Photo Challenge - Day 1 - Storms River Mouth/Tstitsikamma

So my CF/transplant/life twin Anna tagged me in a 7 day nature photo challenge on Facebook. The idea is to share a nature pic every day. Seeing as I went through all the effort to find these pics on my laptop and to take a break from all the medical posts, I decided to post them here as well, but decided to do 7 LOCATIONS instead of just 7 pics, as it's so hard to choose only one picture. Also realised I've been to some pretty stunning places in my life, and looking forward to the little trips we have planned for the rest of the year (trusting and hoping they will all still take place as planned!!!!).

Storms River Mouth/Tstitsikamma

If you know me at all you will know this is my favourite place on earth. It's the first place I needed to go to after my transplant (went for a day hike there with friends 2 months post transplant). I spent many a weekend here with my mom, dad and sister growing up, as it's less than 2 hours away from PE, It's my HAPPY PLACE. I wish I could bottle the smell of the air there (there is some or other distinctive curry-smelling shrub that grows there).

We went there on honeymoon and have been there quite a few times since.... and we have a reservation there for Sept (exciting blog post coming up in future) which is more than enough motivation for me to keep my lungs as good as possible. I NEED TO BE ABLE TO GO AGAIN IN SEPT! Even if I can't hike I just want to be there.


Sherry Boyle said...

So beautiful, Alice! I hope and pray you can go back there in September!!

Ellen said...

What kind of animal is that?

Alice said...

It's a DASSIE, they are actually related to elephants and sooooooo cute