Monday 13 February 2012

From Deserts to Beaches and Everything In Between

After our wonderful time in the desert (which will be passed on shortly via the incredible musings of our very own Laura) we headed to south to Simon's Town.  It's a small little town on the coast of South Africa close to Cape Point, also known as the Cape of Good Hope.  What a marvellous week filled with all sorts of relaxing and adventurous activities!  The week started off with a bang... or should I say a fall?  Skydiving was on the menu and twenty-four of us ordered it.  The skydivers went off early in the morning to experience what it is like to fly, or fall, with style.  A quote from midair:



A couple of days later the team met up with the one and only Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  Yes that's right.  The Archbishop who has played such an incredible role in mediating peace in South Africa by heading up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission after apartheid ended.  Archbishop Tutu spoke to us about the importance of youth being involved in the world and answered questions we had about South Africa, apartheid and where the country is today.  The Archbishop is a wonderful person with a great sense of humour and will remain a highlight that won't be forgotten any time soon.

As the week went on we continued to relax on the beach, hanging out with penguins and seagulls, looking out over the ocean wondering what is under that beautiful blue water.  Well a few of us decided to find out by climbing into a cage under the sea to see what there is... and there was plenty!  In the words of one of the divers, "We're gonna need a bigger boat!"  Why you might ask, well because we saw huge great white sharks! Jaws in real life!

All in all it was a wonderful and relaxing week.  Loving the beaches and fun times.

Love from the warm, sun-soaked beaches of South Africa.

Till next time.

Wtritten by: Hugo

meeting Archbishop Tutu

Larissa, Sandy & Kaitlyn

Tausha, Lisa, Carol & Sandy braving the winds at Cape Point

1 comment:

  1. I love this last picture, which clearly shows why the "Cape of Good Hope" is also known as the "Cape of Storms"...and that is not unlike South Africa itself: good hope amidst the storms.