Our plan today
was to go directly to Rorke's Drift
after having hired a car. This plan changes a little as the day
progresses, as we all feel as if we could do with a day of complete
rest before advancing on Rorke's
Drift. Matt and myself take a trip to a local flea market and
browse the local art and crafts.
that present themselves are too much to resist and trinkets are
bought by the dozen! I am particularly proud of a Zulu mask that
I purchased, handcrafted and painted. The people here are friendly
to the point of annoyance, and I am finding myself having to break
out of the English habit of being polite and standoffish. This place
positively encourages interaction.
My Uncle and Dad
sitting together in a bar
The mix of races
is a complete opposite of the restaurant the previous night. I must
admit to a certain degree of expectation of what I would find in
this country, and I must endeavour not to try and bend South Africa
to fit my pre-conceived notions of what it would be like.
We visit a pub
with Greg and Caroline, my cousins and then spend the evening at
the large Casino/Leisure centre near by. Again, I am struck by the
friendliness of the people, and particularly impressed by the prices
of the drink!