We’ve had about 5 days without any internet service so all the group has been a bit twitchy because their Iphones didn’t work but we’re back into a large town where we have Wifi - yeah!
After our trip to Durban we managed to return to St Lucia in time to take the hippo discovery trip late in the afternoon when the hippos are supposed to be coming to life. While we did see heaps of them, they were still not ready to put on a show and were still waking up before heading out for a night grazing on the grasses near their river territories.
|A face only a mother could love|
|They didn't move just kept watching us|
|It's a big drop on a swing|
|Anyone for a swim, it's not at all inviting|
|These pretty coloured houses dotted the hills for miles and miles.|
Up and off again to our next stop, Coffee Bay for a couple of nights. This area is quite remote and off the beaten track and the only white folk we saw were the hotel owners, and when we arrived on Sunday night the young people of the town were ready to party after a day spent going to church. We made our way through the packed streets to our hotel situated right on the beach and our room overlooked the surf which thankfully was not the colour of coffee. It was lovely going to sleep with the sound of the surf breaking outside our rooms.
|A room with a view|
|The houses along the road are painted all sorts of colours - whatever takes the owner's fancy|
|Unfortunately many people still live in slums on the outskirts of many of the towns|
|Miriam and friend|