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... and culture. We then followed the route of Chelmsford’s British into “Zululand” (as it was in 1879) to where the first skirmish took place close to Isandlwana. This was far more important than my readings had suggested and Paul started to quote individual soldier’s accounts from the archives (this impressed me greatly) which he had read.
We next moved on to the site of the Battle of Isandlwana. Here we entered ...
... hand signals to help you get out of your parking spot regardless of if you need help or not and then you are expected to "tip" them a small amount. They will also assist with loading parcels into your car and it is a way for poor people white and black to make a small living, or maybe enough to eat. Seems a better system than those bloody parking meters that eat all your money and give you no assistance at all. At least you know that your cash is going directly to someone and not ...
... to be with new guests arriving and leaving daily some make you happy when they come some when they leave. The Lodge and Guest House are about 45-60 minutes drive from the closest town, Dundee, so it is a bit like living on a remote cattle station in Australia where every thing that goes wrong from plumbing to electricity to vehicle breakdown had to be fixed by the people that live here. Just like in remote Aus there are the challenges of no mobile phone network and an internet that ...
... having beaten them on Friday as well) but I managed to distance myself from the upset by stating that I was Welsh and didn't really care about England. I was secretly a little pleased though, having been referred to as a 'pom' a few times.
Should be a fun day ahead with more vetty photos and the sun blazing overhead.
Phew, what a week, absolutely non-stop but absolutely loving it. A brief update on what I've done since yesterday morning:
Got up early and went to a pedigree beef herd (Brangus - Brahman Aberdeen Angus crosses) to do some artificial insemination on 30 or so cows.
After this we went to see a horse at the trekking centre at Spioenkop Dam and Nature Reserve. The person who looked after the horses was nowhere to be found so ...