Harnas Day 2

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This was just the first of way too many beautiful african sky photographs

So I'm not usually a morning person... but we sorta have to be here!! My alarm went off at 6:45, and I actually got up!! Well, give or take 10 minutes, its hardly my fault that my hand automatically gravitates towards the snooze button! Had a shower, and went off to join people for breakfast. Had a peanut butter bun but didnt finish it. Wasnt in the mood i guess. Frikkie came down at 8 for our what would be, regualr meeting time and set us newbies aside at the beginning so we could 'see how things are run'. Everyone was split into their groups and they set about their tasks of organising people to do specific jobs and what-nots. Everyone split up and us newbies made our way up to the Lapa to get our introduction by Frikkie. It took all morning up until 1pm when we went back down to the village for lunch.

Pic from my phone - it had a setting on it that joined 3 pictures together
Frikkie's a very good motivational speaker. He really made me think about a lot really and its the first day I've met and spent with him!! I'd consider him a very wise and intellectual man, also, NOTE: (may be random) LEARN AFRIKAANS BEFORE I COME BACK!! I would love to be able to speak it just to understand what they staff are saying and maybe randomly converse haha.
Lunch was yum - a pasta salad. After 3pm when we were to meet at the tree, everyone separated into their groups and me and the people I arrived with were put into groups and told/shown the specific animals that we were responsible for feeding. I was put in group 3, with room-mate Alex, and about 6 or 7 other people. Our group leader was a German guy named Sebastian.
That night we were going on a bushwalk as Frikkie's send off for the group of people leaving on Thursday as he's not going to be here.
The first bonfire lit of the night
I think it might also be a little send off for him too - for the coming week =). Being the great speaker that he is - he made me tear up - just a little - at the end of the night talking about us getting to know ourselves while we are here, and being 'at one' with nature - "When was the last time you listened to silence?" and that there is only one of you. You are an individual. It made me think a lot about my writings and about life in general. Oh, and just for the record, it POURED SHITLOADS walking back to the village from our little bushcamp outing.
P.S. I fed Jaws today too. Apparently we're in love (Jaws is a 15 year old baboon who is in his own [for now] concrete enclosure because he was found with his Jaw broken [hence his name] and because being with a group of baboons is very competitive. While his Jaw is healing he has been put here. Plans are being made atm to create a more natural enclosure for him. There is a sign outside his enclosure warning people to stay away because he is 'dangerous'. I think the word they mean is strong! apparently hes grabbed hold of people before and pulled their arms into his enclosure when they've got too close.)

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This was just the first of way too…
This was just the first of way to…
Pic from my phone - it had a setti…
Pic from my phone - it had a sett…
The first bonfire lit of the night
The first bonfire lit of the night
Klippie trying to hide
Klippie trying to hide
Heather and Feather - always bad a…
Heather and Feather - always bad …
Burn baby Burn
Burn baby Burn
Just a big teddy bear... really
Just a big teddy bear... really
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photo by: Kayelem