Day 23 – Umhlanga Promenade

40 days – 40 hikes – Walking 4 Education

When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes. ~ A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

It is easy to wake up early in Durban. The weather is always warm, even when it is overcast! We met at the car park just south of the Oyster Box at 7am.

We were joined by a cousin, a few wonderful Cavernites and the Durban North walking ladies. This was a little later than the walking ladies normally meet – during the week they congregate at 5am! Now that is serious dedication and it must be all these early morning walks that keep them so energetic and chatty!

Walking along the beachfront is lovely and flat and this was definitely a welcome relief! The old knees have been feeling a tad stiff and a bit achy after all,the ups and downs!

It’s lovely to see young, old, fit and not-so-fit making use of this lovely promenade. How privileged we all are to have these wonderful spots to walk.

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An update to our progress…

DayDestinationDistance KMGain M
2Cannibal Cavern7.75475
3Natural Pool2.7287
4Echo Cave5.63321
7Mahai Valley11.76143
8Back to Cavern14.96477
9Jackal Hill7.28206
10Top Dams3.07106
11Sungubala Challenge14.21809
13Park Grotto19.27853
14Camels Hump8.11374
15Policemans Helmet12.34511
16Big Five16.81933
17Silent Woman3.4115
18Sungubala to Drifters11.6715
19Vulture Colony13.81350
20Voting Day10.34318
21Bishops Inkaba9.45353
22Thonsela Cave5.12442
23Umhlanga Promenade4.779

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