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... they died!
So success at last! We have found John Hougham Hudson, the original 1820 Settler, his house and most of his family! It was a magic moment and one I shall never forget. I don’t think we were a moment too soon either because I am quite sure that Hougham Park will be demolished very soon to make way for the huge industrial development happening at Coega. I wonder what will happen to the burial ground, along with those ancient ...
... and I may be struggling to cope. We had a quick induction by a very patronising guy called Goodman and then set off down the sand dunes to the beach. Our hostel looks right out over the sea and it's pretty freaking awesome. For lunch I had a shredded chicken sort of panini with spinach and feta filo pastry with sweet chilli dip. It was filomenal. Stuffed to the brim we played in the sea and sunbathed for hourrss. Until ...
... young guy arrived to get us he wasn’t very charismatic and then told us we still had to go via the airport to pick up other volunteers. Ok, we thought, at least we’d get there within 30 minutes after that. Then we started chatting to the buy driving the bus. Very quickly we discovered that there were in fact no lion cubs at the centre except for one six month old white lion that was almost the same size as us plus a similar sized tiger ...
... creek in their tekkies (tennis shoes), holding hands to help everyone over the rocks. Teens from all schools were walking and joking with one-another. It was a great group.
However, after 3 hours I sensed immediately that something was wrong. Father Jerry was in the front of the pack while I was in the back, making sure there were no stragglers. Well, all of a sudden I see Father Jerry go running past me telling me just to keep the ...
... talking about this with South African friends it made more sense. As they explained, the white South Africans (richer areas) have huge walls around their homes. Just to give you a better picture, they also have spikes or barbed wire at the top. They then have burglar bars and alarm systems around their house as well. This serves the purpose of preventing robberies because crime rates are very high here unfortunately. Sometimes I think it is a bit of paranoia.