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Left Elephant Plains Monday morning - what a great few days. Spent most
of day travelling - 3 hours from Lodge to airport then 2 flights (caught
2nd by skin of our teeth as first was late leaving!!). Arrived at The
Boathouse in Ballito about 5pm. Lovely hotel and once I had changed
rooms (air con not working) and given the …
... in, his face bloodied. 'Head-on smash on the motorway’ he says.
An entire minibus is on its way and no one has phoned in advance. Not that we had any beds anyway.
Another ambulance arrives in even greater commotion. A cardiac arrest is in process in the ambulance back. Wheeling the defibulator as close was we can get to the doors the 20 year old driver of the vehicle is rushed in.
We try for thirty minutes without much hope. ...
... of the roads and they hope someone, anyone, with a pick-up truck (Bucky in Africaan) gives them a ride, Some, too tired to walk, go back home. The grounds consist of 3 buildings: one for grades 1 and 2, another for the upper grades, and a multi-purpose room (music/library). School hours are 8 to 2. There are 2 teachers and 2 volunteers. English is introduced in grade 2. The children speak Zulu at home. We were separated into 2 groups and we were invited to speak to ...
Day 19 - 01/05/11 - Ballito / Umhlanga Rocks
The day after the wedding... we got up early, as you do after a big night, to join the wedding crowd for breakfast back at the venue. It was good fun seeing people we'd danced with the night before, most of whom we barely knew... Good times!
We decided to make the most of the day and head to the ...
... lunchtime. The Dutch came in force (half of whom I think live here in RSA -Republic of South Africa). They are a raucous bunch but not I think, quite so animated or coordinated as the Argentinians.
Again in the stadium we had all sorts, from 3 Japanese fans dressed in what looked like condoms. I thought the Japanese were famous for Ninjas but I guess they have changed their vibe to Trojans.
Not to be outdone, the Dutch brought an 8 piece Brass band ...