This section of South Africa isn't really "wild" although it is one of the least inhabited, as well as an area where many locals live traditional lives. It's also supposed to have some gorgeous scenery, and we're looking forward to taking some great photos for you!
Only downside is you might not see them for a while!
We've prepared ourselves for up to six days without internet access, although we may be surprised. The coverage map shows pockets of cellular signal in some areas, so with any luck at all we'll be able to continue our daily updates. But if you don't hear from us for a few days, you now know the reason.
We relaxed yesterday. We could have gone back into the city of East London, but it was so peaceful here at Sunrise-on Sea that we decided to just hang out here. We did go for a two hour walk on the beach though...
With the tide out, we had fun looking into the tidal pools in the rocks.
Looking for sea life. Nope, no octopus here.
The sea birds aren't bothered by us.
Ruth found this piece of brightly colored plant life.
Almost like someone spray painted it with a can of florescent orange!
Relaxing by the seaside. There was a constant fog over the water.
This guy was almost three inches long!
This was taken in our couchsurfing host's garden. Have you ever seen such a colorful grasshopper? He was quite happy to sit and have his picture taken. Afterwards, we noticed several other smaller ones with the same coloring.
Today, we head to the Bulungula Lodge for four nights. 80 kms (50 miles) off the main highway on a rough dirt road. Sounds like it will be worth it though! Check out their website...what do you think??