Mainly France - and a month in Zimbabwe
16.10.2009 29 °C
We took to taking the car to France in July and our trips included the Eastern Pyrenees, Alsace, Normandy, Brittany, Languedoc and Doubs. That sounds a lot but just glance at a map of France and it will be apparent that there are huge areas we barely touched.
The trip to Zimbabwe was made by pam, our daughter Rebecca and myself and we stayed with a former student of mine and his wife. I avoid being too specific here because I guess friendship with Brits is not something highly esteemed in Zimbabwe at the moment and I don't want to land my friends in trouble. Sufficient to say that as well as harare we went to Bulawayo, Masvingo and Great Zimbabwe, Matopos, Hwange, victoria Falls and Mutare. We only had any dealings with other whites in shops and casually in Hwange National Park. Hence we really felt we were getting to know a bit about the country but it would have taken a lot longer and a variety of seasons to know it well. Some creatures that I had never previously seen in the wild became more or less familiar but I never lost my thrill at seeing elephants or rhinos - and we did not see enough lions for them to become familiar.