Stepping stones to my wandering

30 Sep, 2019

In my previous musing, I spoke about friendship as a first stepping stone in my journey. Stepping stone two was an 11-day vision quest training that I signed up for in Durango, Colorado. I was keen to gain both a personal immersion in this Native American rite of passage process and also to gain a… Read more »

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The Inside Passage

30 Sep, 2019

So I’m taking the Inside Passage to Alaska- a ferry trip that connects the northwestern Pacific coast of the USA to Alaska. The ferry heads out from Bellingham near Seattle and skirts around Vancouver and British Columbia before connecting 5 days later with the Alaskan coastline. Humpback whales, orcas, glaciers, rugged coastline, small islands and… Read more »

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Wandering, meandering or coddiwompling?

30 Sep, 2019

My friend, Russel, sees my FaceBook posting about getting ready to meander to Alaska and offers me a lovely word to accompany my journey- Coddiwomple! To travel purposefully to an as-yet-unknown destination. I send him a reply: “Follow up thought, Russ, while I know where the physical journey is headed, I can’t say the same… Read more »

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Dreaming about wandering

30 Sep, 2019

From a young age, I’ve enjoyed the thrill of exploring new places and spaces. Seeds of the adventurer had an early stirring for me. I recall the excitement as a young boy of watching my uncle board the Union Castle passenger liner in Cape Town harbour to begin his career on the seas. For me,… Read more »

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San Gecho’s Musings

19 Sep, 2019

Let me introduce you to San Gecko. The gecko (or desert lizard) is Usiko Stellenboch’s emblem standing for hardiness, adaptability, resilience and having the will to survive in spite of trying circumstances. In many ways the young people in Usiko’s programmes are like the Gecko- tough, resourceful, motivated and vigilant. The San descriptor connects the… Read more »

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