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Travel Blogs from Somerset West
... satellites, GPS and all sorts of things in the modern world.
We went on further up the coast to watch the sea pounding the rocks, the seals, and eventually up to see the whales. Unfortunately they were quite a way off shore, so no pics.
Went back to Kleinmont for tea, where we saw more weavers building their nests.
I leave it to Ttrevor (or any other bird lovers) to add the names of the birds I've missed out
... son) was in jail for rape, a crime he swears he didn't commit and his friends falsely testified against him. While in jail he contracted some unknown virus that gradually made him almost completely blind. And seven years into his 10 year sentence he was experiencing the full effects of the virus. His mother had a grandchild in her arms and her voice matched the empty cartons of cigarettes. Stanley and Desmound were receiving disability and the mother a grant, ...
The flight was really quite uneventful, except flying via J'berg but we never got off the plane...which was good for the kids. The whole South African experience was fabulous and will be firm in our memories for many years.
Farewell South Africa...till we meet ...
... it and I
know it’ll be hard to leave these little munchkins when the time comes!
Tuesday afternoon we had our first
language lesson and then our program director, Luann, gave us a quick history
of South Africa. (She had a really cool perspective, she was even detained at
one point for her political activeness!) We also went to Robben Island today,
which was where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, and that was really cool as
well! Lots of info to share but ...
... I was with the older children doing some arithmetics. It was one of the best lessons I have ever had as they really enjoyed it and we used a lot of interaction to keep them interested and focused. You could see their faces light up when they got the questions right. It was then lunchtime and the plan was to have some more activities for the children, but it was so hot that the children were left to have a water 'fight' to cool down. There was ...