Steam Train to the Valley of Aloes

Every year through the winter months, Creighton's old steam engine takes its picnicking passengers out into the heart of aloe country alongside the Ngogwaan river. Stocked with coffee, snacks and all manner of cameras, the Huttons, some friends and I headed out last weekend on a slow journey into the spectacular valley of a thousand aloes. Being amongst that volume of vivid, flowering aloes growing on either side of the river was really something.