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30 Aug 2017

Our water shortage…is the City of Cape Town doing enough?

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August 30, 2017.

We’ve been in a drought in Cape Town for the past 3 years. Each year it worsened but in the last year the drought has gotten significantly worse. Up until about 6 months ago most of the people we would take hiking had no idea we are in a serious drought and water could run out fast. The people of Cape Town are much more aware of their water usage and are looking for ways to save and reuse as much water in their homes as possible. More and more the hotels are informing their guests about the state of our province and each person visiting from other places tries to make a small difference. Right now, as we walk on Table Mountain the streams and rivers overflow. I can’t help to think…is the City of Cape Town doing enough? There is so much water running off the mountain, down under the city and out into the ocean. I feel that we are just not harvesting this water properly. We wait for our reservoirs to fill in far off places when we have so much water right in front of our noses! I think if we can respectfully & mindfully use more of this perfect water that our mountain gives then we would be in better shape all around. Of course, we can’t rely on this water for 100% of our needs, but if each of us has our own harvesting system at home and water saving measures we can make the load much lighter on the treated water that comes into each of our homes.

08 Oct 2015

LOVE Table Mountain

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October 8th, 2015- I spend my time out on Table Mountain with clients having a fantastic time. I’m one of the lucky ones in the world. I love my clients. I love my job. I love this mountain, the flora and fauna, the rich history, the vibe of it all, the excitement and the peace we find while walking and seeing new vistas. This time of year is excellent hiking weather so no matter what time of day we are out, we are comfortable and happy. The flowers are in bloom & the grasses are so green from all the winter rain.
Lucie taking a rest before going up the ladder

22 Sep 2015

New Baby is here!

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May 2015-Maya Rose Medcalf was born on May 11th at 18:18 in Cape Town. Maya, Mom & Dad are healthy and happy. Thanks for all your calls, emails and messages to wish us well.

05 Jan 2015

What stands out for us most this past year?

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January 5, 2015- As some of you know, one of the things that stands out most for me in 2014 was all the movement we had on the mountain. The rocks have shifted in places reminding us that the mountain is not static, it is alive and constantly evolving. Sometimes we don’t see any changes as these can take many, many years but we had record rainfall in the winters of 2013-2014. Also, there are more and more people using Table Mountain National Park more than ever before so this adds to the erosion factor. As the ‘guardians’ of this mountain we need to be awake, and aware of what is happening and take extra precautions and also possibly start talking about some regulations. What we can do in the meantime is be mindful, aware and fully present with regards to our decisions and movements.

05 Jan 2015

Happy New Year!

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January 5, 2015- Can you believe we are in 2015?! Time seems to be moving so quickly. I’d like to thank all my clients and guests I’ve had the pleasure of guiding in 2014. It was a stellar year and I really enjoyed my work more than ever. We had many honeymooners, anniversaries celebrated, lips locked on top of the rocks, people making friends with other people in their groups, and just a whole lotta fun and excitement out on the mountain together. I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating more and more with other guides as I get too busy to take each client personally. I still strive to guide each booking but sometimes I am booked for a private hike and need to have another one of the greats guide you. My husband and I were blessed with the news of a baby! So 2015 will be a year of firsts for us and we look forward to the changes the are happening. My motto is: Go with the flow. I’ll be doing this in my personal life and in my business. I look forward to seeing some of you again this year and meeting some wonderful new faces as well. All the best to you and yours in 2015!