Once we got offloaded and Boeta had his nap (Mom and Dad too), we decided toward late afternoon to take a walk on the farm. This was our reason for coming to this area, open spaces to let the little man run and explore. Sure enough, little man was off.
We decided to walk past the farmhouse and up the hill to get a nice view of the surrounds. As we got closer, someone came past with an old tractor to the great amusement of Boeta.
Some Kniphofia and other flowering plants in the farmyard.
As we walked through the farm gate, we took to the hill, following the road. Boeta was in another world, a new wonderful world with lots of…..rocks!!
C’mon then, you two oldies….we need to get there, today! The view from the top of the little hill, guess it would qualify as open spaces!
We walked on and mom gave the little man a loving touch asking him if he liked this new holiday spot and if he was enjoying himself.
Daddy decided, enough with the walking on the farm road, let’s go off-road and really have fun. Mom was slightly apprehensive, but we took to the fields in any case.
Some lovely and interesting plants to be found. Nothing growing specifically high.
Every now and Boeta would lose his footing a little with his new 3rd outing boots, which ended up to be the most valuable addition to his wardrobe and he did not want to wear anything else and it saved on a few possible issues with thorns and prickly stuff you find from time to time.
For daddy, it was the most anticipated week of the holiday. He wanted to spend time with his son and mom in the Karoo, as he was lucky enough to do for most of his childhood to late teens. This shot is sure one of the most special ones of that walk…..”pride“…..
It was getting late and we had to turn back and go light the barbecue for dinner. Everything basically worked with gas and candles. Magical. No other sounds of people, but us and the man (and his family) for miles around.
Boeta now took the lead as we walked back home with a proud mom and dad walking behind him, watching him just being a kid. BLISS!
35 thoughts on “First walk in the Karoo Heartland”
I love your travels with Boeta. I remember when my son was little. I used to clean his room and finds rocks in the closet and in his pants pockets! ❤
Oh yeah, we have a bowl were he can put his collection, but mad about rocks. hehe.
A typical boy then. 😀 It must be quite chilly now. You are all wearing jackets. Loving the tour of your homeland. ❤
Oh yeah…lots of snow inland over the weekend too. Brr.
What a blessing to read! Thank you for sharing this.
Pleasure…have a great week.
Love this post- great photos!!! Hope you are having a wonderful day 🙂
Thanks, yeah winding down, ready for bed! Have a great week.
Great photos 🙂
It’s kind of neat when I see flowers here and there the same this time of year. Our red hot pokers (Kniphofia) are blooming now as well, and of course, there are no summers here without variations of daisies!
Thanks, yeah, interesting flowers in winters here vs summer. .
Love those shoes Boeta!!
Thanks, My first real big boy shoes…
Lovely walk with your little man. Love these series! The afternoon light is fantastic.
Love to see that little guy grow
As always Sheldon
It is so wonderful to see and read all the stories of “the little man” learning to navigate, experience, and love nature and the outdoors. A VERY fortunate little boy (and family). ❤ your posts.
Thanks, yeah, it is always good to watch him go.
Just curious… Since we happened to catch each other realtime… What time is it there? It’s 10:09 pm in Portland, Oregon 🙂
7.20 am in SA.
I love the Karoo! Great to spend some time there!
Thanks, yes, always.
There’s something very special about getting to share the places of our childhood–deeply rooted in our psyche–with our children. It’s like passing on a gift. So glad you all had a wonderful time.
Thanks, yes that is very true and important, both for children and spouse, I think.
You have a wonderful blog.Loved it.
My kids can’t resist a good rock pile either!
Hehe, yeah greatest toys, rocks, empty boxes…
Wonderful photos of a great adventure for a little boy.
Thanks, yes it was fun to watch…seeing myself a little.