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Stamping the ground
Yesterday we crossed into the tiny country of Swaziland. I said tiny as it measures just 200 x 130 km. Half of it is made up of steep mountains with the roads leading over 1600 meter high passes. Swaziland was always separate from South Africa and in the days of Apartheid and strict laws, many South Africans came here to let their hair down as they ...
A very cold and misty morning, lots of rain, and a thunderstorm last night. the tent made it through though! I might even put some socks on. So, had copious amounts of coffee and peanuts for breakfast and spent a long long time in the shower to warm up. Girls are exploring the camp...a bit of playing on the swings, looking at the stables here, checking out some birds. Hanging out in Mlilwane today...a day off! No travelling anywhere. We've been looking ...
... the girls got into the pool the children followed, clambering over the wall, and sitting on the wall and steps and around the pool and just stared at India and Luisa. The girls had no idea what to do, and looked very shy and bemused! I told them this is what it would be like to be a rock star, and they told me they want to be vets instead! Judith came back from her ride which she loved, although Nyanza don't do the fast rides anymore. Judith decided ...
... but they loved their mother. So what's the solution? It certainly isn't to throw money at the problem, but there are things to be done that can be of benefit to the donor as well as the recipient. The whole Potter's Wheel organisation is run by Swazis, for Swazis and is no UN style cash-guzzling exercise. Having seen how everything runs and where the money goes, I can vouch for the integrity of all involved and the value they deliver. The four of ...
... the black and white rhino. The black on is smaller when fully grown and a has a more triangular shaped upper lip and rounder ears. The rhino we saw where the bigger white type. At one point there was a rhino standing in the way of the road and we sat there for a few minutes until the driver banged his stick and it ran away in a huff. We also saw two elephants on the road but they were threatening to charge so we had to reverse away quite fast backwards ...