Monday, May 15, 2006

Training, training, training...............

We have trained on the beaches ......we have trained in the air (well, up at Alverstone)we have trained in the trenches at a tick-infested Stainbank Nature Reserve, in Botha's Hill, Hillcrest, Gillitts, Kloof, Westville, Durban North, Unhlanga Rocks...... 6,000,000,000,000 kilometres so that we can walk 600.
We have walked with our backpacks - and illicted a few odd stares! We had a full dress rehearsal on the Pot and Kettle walk. New backpacks, boots, broekies and bras .. SA Flags flying proudly in an early morning breeze.
Kathy changed to a pair of lighter weight boots a month before time and has been wearing her new brown and yellow clod-hoppers to work nog al!!
Val bought a size bigger after the first purchase squashed her big toes!
Sil was seen wearing baby blue socks and sandals on the beach! And, have you seen their hats? Voortrekker bonnets they are, festooned with pins and badges.
And, there is no truth in the rumour that they are going over the alps in a yacht!