Agterwitzenberg Passage In Photos

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My memory of the Agterwitzenberg Passage is a collage of radical landscapes… and lots and lots of walking.

There were moments of expansive dry bush, rocky mountainsides, open farm fields, constricted orchards, huge tree plantations, cloud-capped mountains, marching pylons, and thick bush. Every kilometer of the Agterwitzenberg was something new and we found ourselves frequently walking along borders:  ridges that define the border of properties, peaks that border the sky, borders of water, man, electricity, machine. Borders of wild and tame.

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First light of the morning and time for us to pack to be walking before sunrise.

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This apple orchard inspired The Orchard, Johann’s Poem, and Explorer Moment of the Week.

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The first time we’ve walked in shade or with anything taller than we were.

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Johann reading his poem.

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Look closely and see there was still snow on the mountain peeks.

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These are the mountains above rural towns, always there but never visited.

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Walking near the electric pylons provided for the path of least resistance through the bush, but took away the wild spirit of the mountain.

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Thick bush and the orange vine with a love to entrap.

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The last descent for the Agterwitzenberg Passage. It leads to the train track. The track leads to the road. Road to toll house. End.

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