Travel Blogs from Margate
... joined us in the cab and we realized that it was only going to get colder and we’d have to sort out a different plan for the drive home. But at that moment our goal was simply to find the house, drop off the cow and get to Bizana before all the shops closed, because this trip was supposed to be doubling as a supply run. Of course the house was not quite as close to Bizana as we’d thought, so after dropping the cow (to a homestead full of ...
... 24 hours that was. Russ and Bridgey opened up the lodge doors to the youth in my program and gave them an experience of a lifetime. All 24 of the kids got to spend the night at the lodge and have dinner and a breakfast there. Some of them had never slept on a bed raised off the floor and they were blown away by how comfortable the beds were. We spent the first few hours playing on the beach and in the river. They had every boat in the water within minutes and they had ...
... position, but he wasn't soft in any way. He had such an arrogant air about him and he really didn't care about what anyone had to say. I felt so sorry for the poor consultants, because I don't think they had any idea about what a heated topic they had walked into.
There were definitely people at the meeting who did want mining to come to the community, but they were a very small minority and most of them have some financial engagement with the mining company. ...
... have written about them already, but I have to say that it was such a
pleasure to get to know them even better and to have so many great
times with them. They are some of THE most generous people I have
ever met and they took such great care of me. We had lovely food and
great conversations whenever I was in town. The Waffle House became
my alternate office, because I couldn't always get everything done
that I needed to from the top of the hill. So ...
I am finally crawling out of the bush.
It has probably been well over two months since I last posted. I can't
summarize those months and I'm not even going to try, but I do want
to give you a taste of what my life was like while I was living at
the lodge at it was truly the climax of my trip. In many ways it has
come to feel like a second home, and Bridgette and Russ definitely
became my second family. I feel so blessed to have had my “path