Archive for September, 2013
Walking 400 miles in South Africa with Jay Simpson 09, a National Geographic Young Explorer …
“Answer this as you walk: what within me has been tamed and what is wild?”
We took refuge from our arduous day in the spotted shade and birdsong found under a farmer’s oak trees.
As dusk faded and the night turned pitch-black and cold, I laid out my sleeping bag to prepare for another easy night under the stars. But when I rolled over, I spotted what looked like a group of conspirators in the dark.
Live tweets, photos, and video from expedition teams on far away mountain peaks now the norm — but not here on the Rim of Africa.
Audio recordings made while walking, drawing water from a stream with my hand, laying in the grass with bees, or listening to the birds — these bring me back to the Rim of Africa.