Here is our first message from South Africa! Yesterday we landed in Durban at about 4 o’clock (in the afternoon). We were initially supposed to arrive a little earlier, but because we had missed the last flight from Johannesburg to Durban and therefore had to catch the next flight, it ended up being a few hours later. Simon and Renskje were waiting for us at the airport and after half an hour’s drive we arrived at their house in Clansthal. A beautiful house where we will certainly enjoy ourselves in the coming months.
It will be very busy here in the coming weeks. In addition to Simon and Renskje, their son Simon Jr. is here, their son Sietse, daughter-in-law Marieke and their two kids and there are 6 girls from the Netherlands for a 3-week summer project. Very nice, but we were also quite tired from the longer journey, so we first sought some rest. We then walked to the sea, which is a few hundred meters walk from here. Wow, how wonderful to be on this beach! The waves of the ocean are really meters high and the water is super clear. Really beautiful! Later that evening we went out for dinner to the Italian in Scottsburgh. When we got back ‘home’ we quickly went to sleep, because we were very tired after all the traveling.
Today we have a ‘rest day’ and from tomorrow we will visit all the projects to get an impression of the projects. As soon as the weblog is ready we will also have a web album and we can show some photos.
We will hear from you again soon!
Gerard and Baukje