Objects in Motion: De Rust to Knysna
According to Wikipedia, the proverb “a rolling stone gathers no moss” is commonly interpreted in one of two ways. The first being that those who are always moving, with no roots in place, are avoiding responsibility. Although I can’t deny the truth in that sentiment, I prefer the second interpretation, which equates “moss” to stagnation or the antithesis of growth and experience.
It appears that we’ve gotten a bit behind with the plog posts. Right now, we’re sitting in a “backpackers” in Jeffrey’s Bay, a small surf town, which lies about 80k west of Port Elizabeth. It’s pretty windy (not an unusual occurrence here in one of the top South African surf spots) and an overcast day, so we’re actually taking a little “down” time to get things in order.
A day of rest has been a rarity thus far in our African odyssey. As a matter of fact, I’ve recently found myself thinking quite a lot about Newton’s First Law of Motion. I guess that’s part of what keeps me going during the tougher stretches…the fear that, if I were to actually take a significant break, inertia will set in and my legs may never pedal again.
I guess there are just a few other things that keep me going too, like:
Being surrounded by absurdly beautiful landscapes…
Making friends with some of the most generous and warm people on the planet…
Learning new and exciting (and sometimes even gross) things about how the world works…
And, finding myself in some wonderfully unexpected places.
New in plog
- Aug 24, 2019A Post-Race Interview with Jakub Sliacan, Winner of the 2019 Silk Road Mountain Race
- Aug 23, 2019Life at 7km/hour: Family Bikepacking in New Zealand
- Aug 22, 2019We Are One Composites: Hand Laid in Canada
- Aug 21, 2019Escape to Catalina (video)
- Aug 21, 20192019 Silk Road Mountain Race Report 1 (Days 1-4)