Ride2Nowhere MTB race recce, McGregor

Bugger #socialdistancing. At OZone we prefer the term #natureproximity, where you immerse yourself within the wide-open spaces and fresh air of a wilderness landscape. Our most recent #oZONE Project included a recce of the routes for the Ride2Nowhere – McGregor’s 3 Day MTB Stage Race near the stunning village of McGregor, Western Cape What an exhilarating playground this part of the Breede Valley Local Municipality proved […]

The art of Kintsugi – beauty in the broken

Often in life, there is so much beauty in the #broken … The Japanese have an ancient art form known as kintsugi, where they repair broken pottery using a lacquer made up of gold, silver and other precious metals. These master craftsmen work in immaculate detail, striving not to recreate the original, but rather to establish […]

Baleia Wines & Olives – and False Bay

#TGIF, that’s all I can say – it’s been one of those nonstop weeks/months/years, and right now, all I want is to dip into the ocean and bank a few languid #FalseBay waves. This connection to the ocean – and the stillness and balance that comes from immersing yourself within the Zen-like embrace of the #BigBlue – is one […]

How time flies ….

Difficult to believe only three years have passed since this gorgeous iSimangaliso Wetland Park trip … Beth has maintained academic colours into her final school year in spite of teenage sojourns into the Long Street clubbing scene; Robs is as tall as I am and languidly styles the back line on any board of choice, and in […]

Bay Primary School 2020

So much gratitude for Bay Primary School, the cool little institution across the park from our house, and where all three our kids have had the privilege of figuring out this thing called life. We had the annual camp-out – with the Talent Show as the highlight, of course – this weekend, and could not dissuade […]

Grootvadersbosch Conservancy – Fish Monitoring

Galaxias. Pseudobarbus. Sandelia… Nope, I’m not speaking in some ancient tongue, but rather alluding to the irredescent fishies we’ve been searching for over the past three days in the hide-away mountain streams bisecting the #grootvadersbosch Conservancy. In layman’s terms, it’s been a mission focused on finding #redfins, Cape kurper and some of the other diverse aquatic creatures populating […]

Grootvadersbosch Conservancy – River Health

Amazing three days embedded in the #Hessequa Kloofs. Thank you, Aileen Anderson, Keith & Michele Moodie, and all the other excellent crew up at Grootvadersbosch Conservancy The last two days have been all about #redfins here in the gorgeous @gvbconservancy. Our mission has focused on monitoring #riverhealth in the off-grid canyons characterising this part of the #Hessequa, and what an adventure to hang out […]