I love escaping the business of life from time to time and realised over the last few years it’s something I just do not do enough.
I took two days off from work booked a house in Plettenberg bay with few good friends and headed off on a mini road trip weekend. We left at the crack of dawn 5am. Still dark out and icy cold loaded the car and off we went. I love the exciting feeling you get when you set off on an adventure not sure what to expect and just seeing the long road ahead.
It was a weekend of getting over fears being adventurous, and loads of driving. We shared moments only we as a group of friends would understand laughed hard listened to far too much hip hop music, but most of all we made long lasting memories filled with deep talks and bonding moments.
After arriving at this beautiful house, we unpacked the car headed to Tsitsikammar where the world renowned Bloukrans bridge is and where two of my friends were about to take the leap a leap of a lifetime. The highest bungee jump in the world 216 meters high. This was so exciting I went with them and did the bridge walk and cheered them on as they attempted the jump.
Personally I am not an extreme thrill seeker never been something I was crazy about, not because of fear it just never interested me but I have grown and learnt so much about myself lately that taking a leap of faith literally and figuratively excites me. I am sad I never jumped but watching all those scared jumpers conquer a fear was exhilarating and seeing them pumped with adrenalin afterword’s just something I cannot explain. One day I will go back and do it for myself.
We then drove all the way to Jbay just because we could some car rally thing was happening more thrilling business and then drove back to Plet.
Saturday, another friend, ran the Knysna half marathon in the forest she completed the race in just over two and a half hours. So while I was a cheerleader to all of this happening around me I was filled with proud moments and friends doing things for themselves. Where it be running marathons or jumping off bridges, in life you need to start taking control and do more things that scare you as the fearless life you will lead will be a life worth living.
We had a short stay but one that will be remembered and not forgetting having some oysters as we were at the Knysna oyster festival too. We crammed so much into our short stay but it was definitely worth it and really recommend you take a trip up the garden route.
Peace love and Happiness