Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Memorable Journey

Last week I posted a similar photo of my son, John blowing his shofar in the Drakensberg mountains. You can read about his here.

There was a considerable amount of interest, especially in the instrument, that I decided to post another this week. The reason for John and Debbie going up the mountains is that they take groups of people hiking.


The mountain experience is a never-to-be-forgotten one. You hike along gentle contour paths breathing in the freshest air imaginable. You stop often for tea breaks which has a unique taste because it's made with water from the mountain streams where you stop for a rest. It is the place to rejuvenate your soul by exercising your body in the most rewarding manner ever.

If anyone reading this, is interested in liaising with John and Debbie with regards to joining a group under their guidance, you can email me and I will pass you onto them.

And God said: 'Let the waters beneath the sky be gathered into one place so dry ground may appear.' And so it was. God named the dry ground "land" and the water "seas". And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:9-10

Photo Credit: Debbie Hedges

14 comments:

  1. It must be a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. And with tea breaks in between...oh! lovely.. plus you get to breathe the fresh air...how wonderful.

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  2. It is Misalyn;) if you're ever in South Africa, a hike in the Drakensberg mountains, Kwa Zulu Natal is a must. I wish I could go on another hike, haven't been for eight years! Life is a little different here in the desert, way up in the North of the African continent. (((Hugs)))

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  3. I contacted John about a hike and sure hope to hear his Shofar.

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  4. It sounds a lovely place for hiking unfortunately Bill's hiking days are over. I tried the link but it said page not found.

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  5. That's great Gaelyn;) you certainly will! Enjoy.

    Hi diane;) I went back to the link and sure enough, a gremlin had crept in on the link. It should be fine now.

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  6. I love the mountains! Wonderful that Gaelyn is going on a hiking trip!!
    Jo, dis een ding wat ek nog graag wil doen. Sal die hele gesin moet ko├Ârdineer vir so 'n uitstappie. God se Grootheid is so sigbaar in die natuur...

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  7. Ja Ida, dit is waarlik 'n belewenis. Almal sal dit geniet in jou fiks en lieflike gesin!

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  8. What a lovely photo, Jo - looks like something out of a glossy coffee table book ... that background scenery is amazing - what a beautiful part of Africa it is. Am off to read your other post now ...

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  9. It does, not so, Lynda. Debbie took beautiful photos with my little Sony (you don't need to lug a weighty camera up the mountain!) I'm pleased she let me copy them. (((Hugs))) Jo

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  10. What a neat experience that must be, Jo. It made me feel relaxed just reading about it. Bet that tea is delicious along the way...

    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  11. I love the photos! Whenever I hear the Shofar I get goosebumps in reverent anticipation. Thanks for sharing the photos and thanks for joining my blog followers. I'm following you too now after finding you on Lynda's blog. (Apologies in advance if you've received two comments from me. I thought I left one last night but I don't see it so I might have deleted it with the back button. I do that sometimes).

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  12. Those emerald green mountains looks so inviting. If I were anywhere in the area, I'd want to get out on one of your son's tours.

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  13. For more information about Shofar and other Holy Temple instruments.

    We have three websites

    1) Shofar Sounders WebPage

    http://shofar221.com

    2) Joint Effort with Michael Chusid, an expert Shofar sounder and commentator

    http://www.hearingshofar.com
    3) Shofar WebPage
    http://shofar-sounders.com
    If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to ask.

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  14. I'm glad you could enjoy the hike with my beloved children, Betsy! The tea is delicious.

    Thanks Joyful;) I've just had a comment from a gent who has informational sites on this instrument. Off to check them now

    Hi Janie;) you wouldn't regret it.

    Hi Art Finkle;) thanks for the links, off to check them now.

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