In November 2022, Silke moved to Sunrise-on-Sea in the unparalleled beauty of the Eastern Cape, and is offering her 'Hiku Hikes' in that region. In March 2023, she led a Hiku Hike in collaboration with a yoga retreat including a journey through dance at Glengariff Lodge.
Write your heart into place, capturing your experience on this guided, silent walk - listening in to the mystery of what is. NO WRITERLY EXPERIENCE is necessary for this activity, merely a wish to preserve your living self in a unique moment in space and time, by writing words down in response to your environment.
The hike is ideal for travellers keeping a journal of their experiences.
The 'Hiku Hike' begins at the entrance to Sunrise-on-Sea beach, at the bottom of Albatross Road. We head over sand and rocks, east towards Kwelera. En route, I stop to read a poem, offering basic technical commentary. While walking, you compose your own poem or reflective piece of writing, based on your sense experience of the surroundings. Upon a shelf-assemblage of mesmerising blue rocks, you will have a chance to draw together your jottings. Editorial tips and feedback are given at the end of the walk, when we have returned, settling down upon a completely different architecture of rocks to share feedback.
Bring pen and paper (phones and ipads will work in the shadier parts), hats, warm gear if there is a breeze, water bottle, and small cushions or towels to sit on. You need to be sufficiently able-bodied to walk, slowly, up- and downhill.
Cost: R500 p/p
Duration: ca. 2.5 hours.
Bookings: Reserve your place with a 50% deposit.
Contact Silke on +27 (0)66 2546846
Upcoming 2023 Hiku Hike dates
Friday 12th May 9am
Saturday 10th June 9am
Sunday 23rd July 10am in Hogsback
Please note that dates and times are subject to change, depending on the weather.