15 07 2012

Ngomakurira¬† (“place where they beat the drums”) is a very large granite dwala 30km from the outskirts of Harare. At one time the drums were regularly beaten there at a full moon and I know someone who once spent a night on the rock listening to the drumming but I am told it rarely happens now. I met Lucina and various friends of hers at the base of the path this morning though I opted to drive the Land Cruiser up the 4×4 track from the south. It is a popular outing for the local 4×4 club and the challenge is to touch the beacon on the top with the bumper of the vehicle though I decided my driving skills were not of that calibre. The more energetic people opted to cycle their mountain bikes up the track and they were not much slower than the vehicles – the track is that rough!

The weather was unusually warm and very hazy so I contented myself with subjects other than the view.

Photo break

11 07 2012

I decided it was time to take another afternoon off for photographic purposes so took a drive out north of Harare towards Domoshawa and then took a right turn at Ngomakurira down an appalling gravel road that I suspected would bring me out on the Enterprise road at the farm where I used to live. It did. Next time I will have to allow more time to stop and get the photos I wanted.