Friday 10th August
Another fabulous day chez
The day started at 8am with a huge breakfast – fruit salad, yogurt, cereal, cooked breakfast and toast with homemade jam and marmalade! Our hosts, Stephanie and Ian, served us – they are wonderful, caring people and they help cook all our meals and serve them to us.
After breakfast we all headed off for the journey to the head of the
– the deepest green canyon in the world (and third largest canyon in the world). It was hard to comprehend seeing such
amazing and staggering landscape beauty after seeing incredible animal sights
in Kruger. But our God is good and he rewarded our hard work with sharing His
glory with us. We spent time at the head of the canyon just breathing in the
beauty and also shopping – there were lots of market stalls where we could buy
souvenirs and presents at knock down prices. Carvings and fabrics, jewellery
and pictures, so much stunning African art that it was hard to resist! Blyde
We journeyed on down the canyon stopping at more viewing points to take in the incredible, unbelievable scenery and, of course, doing more shopping! Lunch was in the Silver Spoon Café in Graskop – the pancake capital of
All our meals out have been superb quality but the speed of service? Suffice it to say
we shall not be missing that!
Then it was back in the buses to the retreat and an afternoon of reflection on our three weeks in
South Africa. It is amazing that we
all felt we had had such positive experiences here, and many of us are keen to
6.30pm saw another wonderful meal served in the candle lit dining room – roast chicken! The evening ended with devotions round the fire and playing games before we fell into bed exhausted and happy!
Thank you God for another superb day.