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|
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.ReplyDelete