Poohsticks Bridge at Spier

Poohsticks Bridge at Spier
In case you're not sure what Poohsticks is, allow me to explain: The game was devised by Winnie-the-Pooh after he mistakenly dropped a pine cone from a bridge into a stream below. Poohsticks requires at least two players, and the essence of the game is that each player drops a stick into the river and the one who's stick appears on the other side of the bridge first wins the round. Simple, right?

Doesn't this bridge (map) at Spier wine estate (near Stellenbosch) look like a great place play a few rounds?

2 thoughts on “Poohsticks Bridge at Spier

  1. Pamela

    That is a perfect Pooh sticks bridge – been playing it for as long as I can remember, the best streams (known as becks in Yorkshire where I first played it) need weeds and rocks to create traps and eddies. So the fastest moving stick can get caught and passed by the slower ones. So many memories!

  2. Paul

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    Ha ha, that’s awesome Pamela. Kerry-Anne and I’ve also played. :) This river, unfortunately doesn’t have quite enough traps to catch the racing sticks… so it’s more like a drag strip than a dirt rally. :)

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