Taking the backroads through Umzimkulu

Africa far and wide

I set off to ‘Somewhere,’ via a little town called Franklin that I randomly picked on the map and with the only plan being to do some sort of a loop and end up back home by nightfall. I left home, armed with a pepper spray, my cell phone, some good tunes, an outdated map and the words from my brother that would help me remember how to change a tyre, should there be a need. Lefty Loosey, Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey, Righty Tighty, Lefty loosey, intercepted by the blaring voice of Queen “I WANT TO BREAK FREE!” And just then, the road opened up, bringing the rolling hills into focus, the infinite blue skies and a flood of memories, faces and forgotten landscapes, like being re-acquainted with an old friend.

“Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me.”        …

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