Busy, Busy, Busy! Cape Point today, Delft tomorrow
Hello all! I'll be the first to admit that I've been very behind when it has come to blogging, and for that I am so very sorry! I don't know where to begin to make up for lost time, but I'm going to trust that the entries of others throughout the past two weeks have been able to update you on what we've all been up to. So for now, I'll start with today. The highlight of my day was hiking at Cape Point, and visiting Cape of Good Hope. Cape Point is the mountain area overlooking the location where the Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean meet. I had been forewarned that there was not going to be any obvious meeting of the oceans, no waves crashing together or any other visible signs, and was prepared for somewhat of a let down. Boy was I wrong! It was absolutely beautiful. I had been disappointed we were unable to go up to Table Mountain due to the weather, and the views from Cape Point - the southern-most tip of the African continent - certainly gave me the nature fix I was looking for! The views were absolutely stunning. This past week has been a good combination of learning and fun. The first week here, we were adjusted to the new location, celebrated New Years, visited Mandela Park (township) as well as a beach, and finally spent three days up in the mountains on the Educo retreat. This week, however, we moved into phase two (of three), as recitations began. In addition to class and discussions, we also toured the Slave Lodge, District Six, Robben Island, and the museum inside St. George's Cathedral. On top of all of this, we have had plenty of time for play. We visited the beach at Muizenberg, went to the Bafana Bafana game, bartered and shopped at Green Market Square, and spent some time at the Waterfront, amongst many other things. Some of us even went on a safari at Aquila Game Reserve. What a week! Starting tomorrow, we will be at Delft Township for the rest of the week. I have learned so much from our recitations, class discussions, the experiences we have had and the stories we have heard, and am looking forward to continuing my learning though the people we meet and the community we witness in Delft.