Monthly Archives: September 2012

Glory days at De Hoop

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The Hush … some places have it, and others don’t. De Hoop Nature Reserve is of the former ilk, and rates as one of those wilderness areas where the headspace will come and find you. Windswept dunes, rollicking mountain biking tracks, cliff-top hiking trails, spreading trees rooted deep within the southern tip of Africa and, [...]

A week with Nikon’s V1

Outdoor Family Fun 2012

When NIKON Launched the V1, I was disappointed by what I perceived to still be a relatively small sensor. Even though it is rated as an APS-C sized capturing device, it was about half the size when compared to the sensor on for example the Fuji X-100. After a 7 days of snapping away with [...]

TMC 2012 – The Chicken Diaries

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Involve Trevor Ball in any event, and you’re guaranteed two things – a damn good adventure an a bucket-full of laughs. This year’s CRAZY STORE Table Mountain Challenge delivered both these qualities by the truckload, although I did notice that the fun seemed to have left the building by the time the back-markers hit the [...]

Mountain Warrior Trail Festival 2012

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This stunning trail running festival again played of in the unmatched outdoor arena encompassing the dramatic peaks towering above Stellenbosch. Nothing quite touches the mountain splendour of this trail paradise, and this time around a dusting of snow made the scenery more Alpine than Winelands. Hard core athletes fjorded raging mountain rivers and high-altitude powder, [...]