Write the beauty of a place into your heart with Silke, on a 'Littoral Pilgrimage' in Plettenberg Bay. Hear and see words, and water, fishing folk, strollers, and bird calls, and commemorate a mini pilgrimage at the exquisite Keurbooms River Estuary, by means of 'verbal snapshots'. 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 pilgrimage is ideal for travellers keeping a journal of their experiences.
The 'Littoral Pilgrimages' are done in the scenic location of Poortjies Beach, Plettenberg Bay (depending on the weather). En route, the poet stops to read a couple of poems about the specific area, with basic technical commentary. While walking, you compose your own poem or reflective piece of writing, based on your sense experience of the surroundings. Editorial tips and feedback are given at the end of the walk.
Bring pen and paper (better than phones and ipads, as the light tends to be bright at the lagoon shore), hats, water bottle, sunblock. Participants need to be sufficiently able-bodied to walk, slowly, on sand.
For people in wheelchairs or with walking difficulties, a special littoral pilgrimage in suitable terrain can be booked by arrangement.
Cost: Lagoon shore only R500 p/p. Lagoon shore and beach R750p/p.
A minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 people can be accommodated.
Duration: Lagoon shore only 2 hours. Lagoon shore and beach 3.5 hours.
Bookings: The mini pilgrimage must be pre-booked and paid for prior to the event. Contact Silke on +27 (0)741323101/ +27 (0)66 2546846.
The mini pilgrimages are given on demand only, for a minimum of two and a maximum of six participants at a time. Dates and times are arranged to suit participants.
Plettenberg Bay offers a range of accommodation options to visitors.