I was up in George with clients over the last weekend. I had a meeting on Friday afternoon and spent the morning on the Giant Kingfisher Trail painting the river. It was a beautiful blustery morning following a night of hot dry winds in front of an approaching cold front. I had a great morning filming my walk-in, set up and painting process. All this work has been lost but here is the painting:
I arranged to meet my good friends Ted and Sue at the best Pizza place in the Southern Cape (yep – Pomodoro – man, that quattro stagioni…). However let me not digress… I had a few minutes before my meeting so I went back up the trail and painted a smaller painting of the river, as the Knysna Loeries swooped back over the river to nest. They were so gracious and welcoming the last few trips that I wanted to give them a painting. I will post a photo of the painting when I get an update.
That evening in Wilderness someone broke into my car and stole my camera and rucsac with all my hiking gear, including my MSR stove and precious pots from my old trangier stove. What a blow! What an attack on my dream!
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