17 hikers - 13ks
Report & Pics by Roseanne Dix
On a beautifully balmy Durban morning, we met Brian at Ushaka for our walk to the Stadium returning along the Beach.
Interestingly our meeting co-incided with a Toddlers Walk which was well supported by every tiny tot in Durban, so it was quite a feat to manouvre our group through the wobbly crocodile of enthusiastic small people!
We took a leisurely walk along the promenade where huge construction vehicles and busy workers beavered away to complete this enormous project in nineteen days.
The Stadium is certainly an impressive venue - and we felt Proudly South African as we walked around the extensive manicured lawns..
The 'SKY WALK' was heavily booked so only a few of us could climb the numerous steps , so (with a certain amount of relief) the rest of us took the 'SKY CAR' which offered the exciting feeling of racing over the edge of a waterfall and hurtling off into space.
The view from the top is breathtaking even though the day was too hazy to see into the far distance.
Later the "SKY WALKERS" joined us, brandishing their Certificates confirming that they had 'Conquered the Sky Walk', and we all celebrated a lovely experience by sitting on the warm steps in the sun enjoying huge icecreams - like a happy bunch of typical tourists.
What a wonderful fun day providing us with an easy 13k walk and ending with refreshing dips into a crystal clear ocean.
Durbs is Definitely OK!
Thank you Brian.
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1. The Dawning of a beautiful Durban Day
2. BUSY BUSY USHAKA
3. Seventeen Happy Hikers
4. Dodging the Construction Vehicles
5. Chris - super-cool cyclist
6. Ready for our Ascent - one way or the other
7. Hope the Brakes Work
8. THE CONQUERERS!!!!
9. This amazing young man with his Sand sculpture of our Stadium note the tiny "soccer star" entering the stadium!