22 AND 23 PICTURE ALBUM
Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23
Steve: Durban's north coast looked like a perfect place
for us to continue relaxing and unwinding, and so we left Knysna on Tuesday
morning, and drove to the airport in George for a flight north to Durban.
From Durban it was only a short drive until we were on the beach at the Umhlanga
Sands Hotel in the town of Umhlanga Rocks.
We spent our two days here relaxing and working on writing our travel memories.
We wrote over 40 pages from our first trip, and we expect that by the time
we finish recording our memories from this part of our adventure we could
have even more.
The stretch of coast that we're on is fairly warm (especially since these
were the first two official days of winter), and the water is much safer for
swimming. Although we were hesitant at first, we were told that despite the
sizable waves there are no problems with undertow. Additionally (and most
importantly!) there are shark nets that have been put in place along this
entire section of coastline. With those assurances, we did venture into the
waters of the Indian Ocean, and had a great time playing in the surf. We also
found the water to be surprisingly warm.
We originally planned on spending three nights in Umhlanga, but have decided
to leave a day early and head to the Zulu Nyala Game Lodge in Hluhluwe. The
lodge has its own private game reserve, and is located between the Hluhluwe
and St. Lucia wildlife areas. We look forward to having some extra time to
view more African wildlife during our last days here.
Tomorrow we'll drive to Hluhluwe in the morning, and hope to have time for
wildlife viewing in the afternoon.
We can hardly believe that we have only nine more days before beginning our
trip home to Boston!!!