This is us. Left to right: Margaret, Garrie, Chris and Diana. This is us in France where we hatched a plot to have an African Adventure.
There was a two year gap that saw Garrie and Margaret doing a round the world trip plus various African trips and Diana and Chris going to Africa and Australia. So, in summary we've done quite a bit of travelling between us over the years BUT we've never been round Africa camping ...... CAMPING!
Interestingly we're all of the view that spending time with friends is fab but .... remember the old saying? And two of us (at least) don't like camping.
|We're not scared!|
The name of our blog holds a small story.It started years ago in Knynsa, South Africa, where we all spent a week's holiday together.
Garrie and Margaret had been to Africa before and they had on that occasion arrived in Knysna from Tanzania, where they had done a stint volunteering. Little did they know then that that first volunteering session would lead them on to create their own charity, Helping Africa 100. www.helpingafrica100.org
Chris and Diana were on their first visit to anywhere in Africa and had just spent time in the Kruger and other South African hotspots. So.......
We all sat there in Knysna, glasses of superb white wine in hands, and with 'dead pleased' looks on all our faces - read here a kind of 'kids with new toys delight' - declared, "Well, look at us!" and so it has been ever since. Look at us! ...... in the sunshine, in the rain, eating dinner, sipping champagne, drinking coffee .... it's all 'Look at Us!'
Perhaps the only thing that distinguishes us slightly from most other travellers in Africa - and there are many, whom we hope to meet en route - is that we are all Grown Up. (A euphemism? You decide.)