The Last Word Long Beach
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Our wake-up this morning was at 3am, yes 3am. We had a 10 hours drive ahead of us so our group leader decided that we should hit the road early. I literally went to sleep last night dressed and had my backpack ready to go so I just got up, put away my sleeping bag, lifted my backpack onto the truck and put away my sleeping mat. Done and done! I waited a while for Sam, my tent mate, to get organized then took our tent down. Last ...
I spent Tuesday and Wednesday at my service site. My favorite class is one of the 3rd grade classes, they are so cute and willing to play everything. The worst is the 6th graders. I learned that playing tag just gives everyone an opportunity and reason to hit one another and becomes a little violent. But I am also learning that unless they are bleeding they are fine. The kids are used to playing very roughly with one another here. Kids tend to go nuts ...
The rocks looked as if they were placed in position along the river. Similar to “Stonehenge” but not on that scale. There are hiking trails and one spot that offer accommodation. If we could continue along this route it would take one to Grabow but as usual at some point one has to turn back because it is private property.
Driving back towards Bettiesbaai we stopped to take a photo of the Elephant rock. ...
... because these people get so incredibly angry when Americans refuse to pay high prices. I'm not entirely sure what they are thinking, but I guess it would be along the lines that if others have been ripped off, we all should accept that same fate - not only because we can afford it, but because those in this country cannot. I was reminded of this a few days later on taxi ride when the SAS girls that I was with asked the taxi driver if he had ...
... Open, wild places appeal more to us than big cities and roughing it bush camping is our favourite form of accommodation. Our children and grandchildren we suspect all think we are slightly unbalanced; our South African based children more than likely are disappointed that the baby sitters on this side of their families will not be available to offer their services for quite a while!
To undertake long overland travels a mandatory requirement is lots ...
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