One of the things I hate doing most in life is climbing up hills and mountains. I’ve only really come to discover this after moving to Sydney where I have been forced to walk up hills to get anywhere. Orange County is SO flat in comparison. Africa was the perfect place to challenge myself in the hill department!
The first few days in Cape Town were written off as relaxation days filled with lunch near the beach, dinners, BBQs and short drives around town. Jet lag hit me pretty hard and I felt pretty crap for about 2-3 days so I’m REALLY glad we didn’t have anything too strenuous planned at the beginning of our trip. Once I was feeling better and we were trying to figure out what to do for the day, I suggested that we climb Lion’s Head.
I really don’t know why I suggested this, seeing as how I hate climbing things- but I knew it would be great once we were up at the top. Little did I know that this would be only the beginning of a trip full of LOTS and LOTS of climbing.
It took us about 45 minutes to get to the top and another hour to get back down. I know you can make it up there much quicker than that- but I’m a bit of a wuss so we had to take a few breaks for me to catch my breath. In the end, it was really tough but I made it. I’m proud I did it and the view from the top was amazing- but I can’t say I’d like to do it again.
You can just tell how much fun I had climbing to the top…