In 2018 at the Richmond Garden Club we had a talk about The Sunflower Fund which supports leukaemia sufferers. Every year they do a walk up Sani Pass in order to raise funds and Paula and I decided to take part in June 2019. The walk starts at the South African border posts and finishes at the Lesotho border post at the rop of the Pass.
Five of us from Richmond took part, from the left: Geoff, Sean, Paula, me and Lorraine.
Kevin was our designated driver so he kindly drove up the Pass while we walked and then brought us all down.
On our way to the top. The Lesotho Border Post is at the lowest point on the horizon which is at 2876m. You can just make out some of the track on the left hand hillside. We were very lucky with the weather - sunshine and hardly any wind. Previous years have sometimes had strong wind and snow!
Graham, a friend from Richmond, passed us on the way to the top.
Lovely views back down the Pass.
The track did get rather crowded at one point with 4x4 vehicles coming up and a large group of off-road vans being towed down.
At the top! The others all finished ahead of me but at least I made it!
We spent most of the time at our house in Richmond. I was able to get work done in the garden and we saw friends and family and had plenty of braais.
Kevin with his hand bandaged up after the operation to straighten his finger.
It didn't stop him playing pool though!
We had the family round for a braai. Lovely to see them again and to meet our newest great nephew, Jordan.
The clivias put on a good display.
A white-browed robin-chat enjoying a bath.
We discovered that the tree at the bottom of the garden had some rotten sections so we, sadly, decided that it would need to come down. Geoff and Sean did an excellent job.
Our lovely Black Cat.
The MOTHs are an ex-services charity which has a group in Richmond. We're always ready to help out with events.
Preparing food - bacon and egg rolls, vors rolls and burgers - for participants in a local cycling event. Great fun, as always.
We took part in the MOTHS annual Potjie competion at Beaulieu Dam. Great weather and we sold 16 meals.
The annual Coach House Potjie competition. Sadly only 3 teams taking part but a great day nevertheless.
Last updated: November 2020