Not for the first time, when we hear about snow in SA anywhere near where we can get to, we start itching to go play. Yesterday must have been our most crazy day trip ever, a 736 km round trip. After reading that there was snow at the Witsieshoek parking lot in the Northern Drakensberg on Saturday afternoon we planned our day trip for Sunday.
Alarms were set for 5am, I don’t know how or why but we only hit the road at 6am (that’s just the way we roll … or plod). Sleepy children were carried out of bed draped in blankets and off we headed.
Distant white mountains made for beautiful scenery from Warden onward. We stopped for breakfast in Harrismith, changing the children out of PJ’s into warm clothes. The air crisp with a sense of adventure.
Eventually arriving at Sentinel Peak car park, we saw that rain must have melted most of the snow but the children still got to touch the icy white and throw a few snowballs. The knife wind cut away every peripheral thought, leaving a purity of spirit imbibed from the mountain air.
It was a long day, there was less snow than we hoped for but it was memorable and fun.