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... and the rangers come here for training and practice. For the anti-poaching team, the law here states that it is illegal to even point your gun at someone as that's attempted murder but if someone points at you and you shoot them, it becomes self-defence, force can be met with force. For the rangers, if in a human life threatening situation, they are taught to go for the head shot and kill an attacking animal. It sounds harsh, particularly as such a situation would only ...
... to an end.
What a trip it was and, most important of all, what a wonderful time it was as a family: with Brita in London; with Ioanna, Janet and Panos in Oxford and Derbyshire, and with Barbara in Easingwold.
Now we're left with the memories and what memories rich memories they are!
A month later, I am still reliving those memories every spare moment of every day.
"Thanks for the ...
... a good laugh!
Tuesday we left the hotel, and headed out. First stop was
St. Andrews, where we saw the 18th hole, and strolled the street and
visited the remains of the St. Andrews Cathedral (built in the 1300’s)
overlooking the North Sea. We also passed the coffee shop where William and
Kate met for coffee while they were studying at St. Andrews University. Next
stop was Blair Castle. The current owner, The 11th Duke ...
... Sounds terrifying. I'd be such a terrible sportsperson I reckon. In the afternoon we went around planting the porkbush we picked last week, then planned to find the lions. Before we could do that, because the lions were far away, we had to drop Nomelia to the gate. Bear and I gave her a tip in thanks for taking care of our house, and we headed out the gate to go on lion watch. However, just as we were coming out we spotted the big bull ...
Meant to leave the house at 8am today but even Justine crawled in at 10:30am and said come on guys...let's go...
We jumped into a freezing cruiser and then into an even more freezing and uncomfortable van and drove a loonnnng way to Grahamstown to the Kwantu Elephant Sanctuary. We had organised our weekend to ride elephants and then go to a predator camp to see white lions. We paid our 350R and jumped on the back of 4 ...