The occasional large granite outcrop in the Kruger National Park that is easily accessible, has become a lookout spot where signs tell the visitor that getting out of the vehicle is permitted at own risk. These dome-shaped mounds of curved rock slab tops are good for stretching one’s legs and surveying the countryside from an elevated position.
Spotting the occasional large mammal among the trees almost invariably brings the urge to point it out to everyone else in the party. Some manage not to see it, in spite of binoculars and much chatter.
Identifying trees from a distance requires memory of stored images of shapes, colours and sizes… much easier to drive down again and study them close up.
Seeing nothing but nature to the far horizon brings exhilaration that many people miss in their daily lives. Especially when it is green and looking so well!
On a clear day you can see forever, Barbra Streisand used to sing.