We had an amazing time at their wedding, it was great to see Rowan and meet Janey. The S. Africa/Scottish traditions were fun to take part in, from the braai (bbq lamb - a whole lamb!), to the bagpiper and to the many many toasts. Rowan also busted out a country song that he sang to Janey, it was quite good - and interesting to see how quickly he has transitioned from a city slicker to a "country boy"!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Today we spent at Tsitsikamma National Park outside of Plettenberg Bay. We had a busy day, starting out with a hike to Storms Mouth, then a delicious cheese lunch at a small cheesemaker's house, followed by a canopy tour. We have never seen such high waves!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Last weekend we went to Mafia Island, a very underdeveloped island off the coast of Dar. It was absolutely beautiful. We stayed at a place that had NO electricity, NO running water and the accomodations were open air tree houses. It was amazing. Mafia is known for its whale sharks, which is not only the biggest shark, but also the biggest fish (great piece of trivia!). They are like whales in that they don't eat people, just plankton and little fish. Unfortunately, we didn't see one, but we had an amazing day snorkeling.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Field visit in very rural area!
Today I had a busy, but great day! It started out with a field visit, followed by an impromptu stop at a sugar mill and a final stop at a monastary that was built by Tibetans that sought asylum in India. I am loving Mussoorie! Mussoorie is a hill station, situated in the foothills of the Himalaya ranges (at 7,000 feet!).