Petersburg South Africa


I’ve been there.

No, not Pietersburg in Limpopo, as it was called, in South Africa.

No, not Saint Petersburg as in Russia, Football, France vs Belgium. Quarter-finals …

It’s Petersburg, now Asanta Sana, in the Bankberg, some halfway between Graaff-Reinet and Cradock in the Eastern Cape.

It’s the home of Richard and Kitty Viljoen.

Our boys were at Grey together and they played cricket on the oval, complete with rhino on the strip!

I was surprised when I went for an early mornin wee and saw a rhino horn at the window!

I’ll add some photos sometime.

In the meantime, it’s France vs Belgium in Russia’s Saint Peterburg …

And the winner is …

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Castle Lite Knysna Forest Half-Marathon

Today, 18 years ago, in July of 2000, Lyndsay Brown challenged me to run the Knysna Forest Half-marathon.

I ran that one, the bug bit, and I ran the next five as well. Lyndsay went on to bigger and better things like the Iron Man.

After six half-marathons, I was diagnosed with CBD and hung up my running shoes.

I became a spectator. 

Today, I am not in Knysna, but my heart is there. There can be nothing more beautiful then emerging from the Knysna Forest and looking down the Knysna Lagoon towards the Knysna Heads.

Today, I am not in a good place.

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Miracle Recovery of all the Wild Boars and their coach … Thai Nation at its best! Human nature … hope, faith, love šŸ’•

Lump in the throat stuff …