Monday, March 12, 2012
Oshoek Day 2
In the morning, we awoke early. Easton and I dressed quickly and made our way outside to the outhouse. A cool mist was enveloping everything, even the chickens in the yard seemed to glisten with is. The wind was cool and we were grateful to have been warned that Oshoek could be a very, very cold place. We both through on extra layers and made our way to the kitchen where the fire was already warming the room. The boys had already left for school which began at 7 am. We all had a simple breakfast of toast and coffee or tea and then packed some sandwiches for our lunch and a few apples. Filling our water bottles, we said goodbye to Bongekile, who we now called "Coco" as we learned she is called by her family. She's a gorgeous girl with a great laugh and smile...smart and soft spoken but really friendly. She had taken her first term of nursing school, loved it, excelled at it but had to drop out because it was so expensive. She has a dream of becoming a nurse and she would be a great one with her demeanour.
Bentley honked the horn for us outside and we piled in the back of the bakkie with Mavis along and headed for the care centre. We arrived to find several care workers already waiting and joined them inside. It was decided that we would travel as a large group rather than smaller ones and cover as much ground as we could by vehicles.