Something a little different for us but here’s a poem on the Lady Slipper Hike in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
The Timeless Voyagers hiked up Lady Slipper,
to explore new places as two trippers.
The path was marked and often pretty steep,
with mesmerising silence leaving not a peep.
We stopped frequently to enjoy the views and smells,
taking breaks for our lungs to swell.
Once at the top of Lady Slipper,
we kicked back with Grapetisers for a sipper.
We ate our snack whilst sitting on rocks,
appreciating the sights with no socks.
The wind picked up and it got colder,
so we swung the rucksack on our shoulder.
We started the journey of descent,
and it was time together well spent.
Enjoying the mountain’s path meander,
we had fun chats, laughs and candour.
The hike is clean with no litter in sight,
so let us keep it that way, alright!
A restaurant is placed at the mountain’s base,
so find a space and enjoy the place.
To our family, friends and fellow travellers: a hike well worth it!
But remember to get that R20 permit.
We wish you farewell with no further distraction and look forward to your next interaction. Hopefully you enjoyed this blog post and will hike Lady Slipper to toast.
See the Facebook Pages for Lady Slipper and Falcon Rock Country Restaurant for routes. The hike is steep and can be slippery so wear the appropriate shoes, don’t hike alone, and watch your step.