New Zealand 2017: Tongariro Crossing and Mount Ngauruhoe.


Hike-about is an adventure that commenced June 2010. After storing our household movables, ridding ourselves of a house but retaining our 'home' together, we set off with the purpose of hiking in different parts of the world, not forgetting the home country, the USA.

Our primary focus is hiking to mountain peaks but any challenging hike will do just fine. Extended stays enable us to enjoy and experience living in various places amongst differing cultures. Hike-about has evolved into a way of life. It's also a process of discovery, both the world and ourselves.

We work and live 'on the road' but return to the city in which our grandchildren reside, every couple of months. This provides us the wonderful opportunity to be with them as well as a child or two, even three and of course, friends.

By the end of 2022, the blog contained over 1,470 hikes, each a set of pictures with stories and anecdotes from the trails. An index to the right allows the viewer to identify earlier experiences.

Finally, we are often asked about the journey's end.
ur reply, as accurate as we can state, is: "When we are either forced to cease through health issues or the enjoyment level no longer reaches our aspirations, we will hang up the boots."

"A Life Experience As No Other: Dare to Seize the Day Together", published by Fulton Books, depicts our life on the road and mountains until the beginning of 2017. It has developed 'exponentially' since then.

Jenni and Jeffrey Lazarow

Whereas we continue to update the blog regularly, we no longer circulate email notifications often.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

17.0 Scenes from 'Fiddler on the Roof' as we continue in the Western Cape.


San Diego sunset.

The beginning of another leg of our adventure or, it would be nice to begin with a couple of reconditioned legs.
The highlight of our trip to South Africa so far was seeing Mom. In all fairness, our yardstick of measure
to reach such conclusion was a 22-hours plane trip as well as a walk along a sidewalk in which all manhole covers
had been stolen. A walk during the night would amount to an incredible adventure. Seriously, it was and is wonderful
to see Mom and that she looks ten years younger than her age is a blessing. We make this statement notwithstanding
we are her second-favorite son. She must have good genes and we hope she passes on her jeans to us, or
at least, to Jenni. A special thank you to Hil and Ern Saks for their kindness—lovely to see them, too.

It is always good and interesting to ‘return home’. In the short-time we have spent in the city, we wonder of
the plan in the minds (we use the term loosely) of the leadership to advance the country. As long as the ruling
class continues to steal the assets of the people while some of the people believe strikes are a good mechanism
to make the country competitive against the dynamic economies of the world, Alan Paton’s “Cry the Beloved Country”
takes on a different but equally disturbing meaning. Enough with inexpert opinion. And now for something completely

We are in the fourth oldest town in South Africa, Swellendam (1743). It sits under and along the Langeberg,
the ‘long’ mountain. It is also not far from the Swartberg Mountains, another range we intend to trek.
That’s the plan for the initial stages of our sojourn in the motherland. We hope you will join us as we explore,
for us, virgin territory. In the meantime, we are always in awe of the daily exhibition of the sun and so
we included a few shots from our recent stay in San Diego and less recent visit to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

"Y...ello from the mountains."

San Diego Mountain sunrise.

On the way down Woodson, the contrast of sun and shade captured the eye.

The sun sinks at Pearl Harbor.

Sun gone but proverbial after-glow remains.

The 'home city', San Diego downtown, with Coronado Bridge to the left, from part-way up Woodson.


Jenni and Jeffrey