Grant Christie

Explorer. Conservationist. Guide. Mentor. Speaker.



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12.09.2017

The Shipwreck Trail :: Kleinzee to Noup :: 04 November 2013

“This is what I am here for!” I thought to myself as I stood in the refreshing water at Honeymoon Beach.
Blue skies, sunshine, rocks, shells, and beach. [Read More…]

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The Cave Man’s V8 :: Port Nolloth to Kleinzee :: 25 October 2013

I got walking quite late on Day 7, but with good reason. I paid a visit to Port Nolloth High School where Juffrou Bertoni took me around to some of the classes. [Read More…]

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Die Wind Waai Woes in die Weste :: Alexander Bay to Port Nolloth :: 20 October 2013

There is very little that tops the energy and enthusiasm of a bunch of excited teenagers. The matric class of Hoërskool Alexanderbaai were enthralled by this crazy engelsman about to tackle an expedition that only the geography students could begin to fathom. [Read More…]

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04.09.2017

Step One :: 17 October 2013

Feet in the icy Atlantic water; Six Million Steps flag in one hand, South African flag in the other; action camera perched precariously on a giant discarded truck tyre; Step One had finally arrived. All the admin and anticipation behind, and the excitement and adventure ahead; man did it feel good. [Read More…]

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Snoek en Tjips :: 16 October 2013

15:00 at the Engen was the agreement. At 15:30 I began to worry that I had been left behind, so I phoned Tannie Lizzy. 
“My kind, ek is so jammer. [Read More…]

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A Spring in my step :: 15 October 2013

Much to the concern of the ladies doing the Engen graveyard shift, I gathered my things from the bus and trekked off into the darkness; guided by an arrow on a Google Earth image. I was looking for my bed. [Read More…]

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Of Beginnings :: 14 October 2013

“The beginning” of something is rather difficult to define.
When does a day begin. [Read More…]

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