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The Rock-itt : February 2010
Hello fellow Rock-itteers! I'm back to tell you a little more about my South African trip but this time I would like to tell you all about the adventures I had when I wasn't volunteering with the cute and fuzzies. Now the deal was five days working and two days off and during those 2 days there was a crazy amount of exciting stuff to do!! My first day off I started with some light shopping and exploring of Jeffery's bay. Now I've seen most of Australia's awesome beaches, but Jeffery's beach just went on and on -- magnificent! That afternoon I went horse riding through a bushy track that had beautiful ocean views which then lead to steep desert like sand dunes. These were like sandy hills that went on forever, and let me tell you, galloping down some of those dunes was one hell of a thrill! Once the sand dunes ceased the awesome beach appeared. There was no one in site, just a mass of sand and waves all to ourselves. The meaning of freedom to me is this memory - galloping through the waves with saltwater splashing in our faces, staring ahead at a beautiful sunset with stormy clouds starting to take over the sky, I can't even tell you how wonderful it was -- breathtaking! Although my German friend, Sabine, wasn't so lucky. It was her first time riding a horse, it also became her first time falling off a horse, and her first time walking in the rain with a horse! The next day I went to Seaview lion park in the morning. The name says it all, a lion park with a sea view. Lucky lions -- it really was an amazing view! There we got to play with some older lion cubs, very cute, but also quite cheeky. You really have to watch them because they're quite happy to lick you, but they're also just as happy to rip your arm or leg off, bless 'em! In the afternoon I did a 4 hour sunset safari including dinner in the middle of the safari park which again words just don't justify! We drove around in big jeeps, wearing way cool ponchos, with the wind blowing through our hair - no doors, no windows, just a few metal bars to hold onto, and the way it should be done. I'm also proud to admit that we had a kickass FEMALE safari driver that rocked! We saw all the favourites - lions, rhinos, giraffes, zebras, wilder beasts, hippos and my personal favourite, the warthog! Just after the sun set we stopped at an enclosed area in the middle of the park to eat dinner. As we entered there were two giant bonfires blazing, a bar and a bunch of intimate dining tables with