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... walked to one of the two local pubs for a drink then back
home to bed.
Wednesday the 18th
of September – after
breakfast the sun was shining through clouds as we walked around the
charming village of Whimple. It is very pretty with some thatched
houses and an impressive church where Janthia and Roger are
bell-ringers. We enjoyed lunch at the other pub – curry for for
What an emotional few days its been! Not crying when I expected to and crying at unexpected moments. Probably not helped by my organisational skills (or lack of them) and leaving EVERYTHING to the final few days to sort out; including jabs, rucksack buying, moving out, selling belongings, packing, opening bank accounts. Remaining surprisingly calm and not ...
... We took Shane's 22caliber rifle and the boys practised shooting a coke can. We got back at about 3 and said our goodbyes to Shane as he was off back to work.
Sarah and Kate drove us to Barrowdale in Harare where we had some super. While we were eating we saw President Mugabe drive passed.The first two police motorcycles came by with blue lights and sirens and all the cars ...
... crew, a captain and a man serving drinks. The captain had an easy job driving but the other guy worked hard making drinks for the thirsty guests! We all were in a fab tipsy mood and Kate and Sarah said we should go to the Boma restaurant. When the boat docked at about 6 30 we went straight to the restaurant. On arriving the staff put African robes on us and the boys joined in with some traditional dancing. They served a huge Buffet and gave out drums to ...
... we were taken for a lunch at another beautifully thatched lodge.
We ate Impala stew which was delicious. We all ate too much, this and the early start everyone was ready for a sleep, however we had a boat safari planned on the Linyanti river which divides Botswana and Namibia. Again the wild life had benefited from the lack of poaching and hunting, the animals were relaxed with us near by. The trip took a couple of hours, we ...