Todays morning picture looks much like yesterday morning.
However, the picture at the end of the day was a little different.
Today we went to Phe Zulu, a wild animal park/compound. We met up with another couple, Carl & Brenda for this little adventure. This is a Wild Animal Park, a little less grandiose than San Diego’s Wild Animal Park, but much more wild than a petting zoo.
It is on Zulu land, called Land of 1000 Hills. We were introduced to Zulu culture via a little skit about courting and marriage. There was a story, some drumming and some dancing. We were given a small tour of a village, the huts and functions of the family members. Here is a picture of the chief, inside the Chiefs Hut.
Next we got into a Safari Jeep that seats 10 tourists, and set off with Tim our Guide. The road was a very rutted one lane Jeep track. On the tour we saw Water Buffalo, Springbok, Blesbuck, Impala, Zebra, Giraffe, and a Kingfisher. The weather started to turn cold and very blustery. Our next stop was the Crocodile and Reptiles. I didn’t get any pictures of these… but I did really see anything photo worthy? One scaly lumpy toothy creature looks just like another… Tim, the guide brought out a couple of snakes… a black mamba, a puff adder and a spitting Mozambique cobra and let the audience members wanting to… hold a brown house snake, which I did.
After that we had lunch… crocodile and Springbok. The offer a feature, of eating with the Crocodiles, and Brenda and I would have done it, but it was just too cold outside. You really sit at a table with croc’s at your feet while you eat. You finish, you get a certificate. If we go back… we will!!!
When we left the Phe Zulu rain drops started to fall and we had some hit or miss rain on the way back. Once back, the ocean looked a lot like Lake Michigan on a cold and windy day, big choppy whitecaps and large waves.