Pearl was the emcee and took the kids. The KC star photographer took a picture of them painting and they made the Star magazine in last Sunday’s issue. Winston’s uniform shirt was covered with paint and “ruined”, but he had outgrown it anyway. The Star doesn’t have the picture online, but thanks to my friend, Richard Woodward who got me a pdf of the magazine page. Last picture on the bottom
The Drakensberg mountains are about 100 miles inland from Durban. The range extends about 100 miles, in three distinctive sections: North, Middle, South. If you’ve seen the movie Zulu, you’ve seen this part of the world. Every other winter, there will be a light dusting of snow that lasts a couple of days. Many of the bushmen caves are to be found here. The hiking is tremendous and varied, with dozens of resorts to stay at. This area is mainly populated by rural Zulus. Each year in late winter, early spring, they burn the grass. The reason is that this area is very dry. If the grass were long, it would lay flat and the water would run off. By burning the grass, the water is held, the land rejuvenates, and the grass returns.
This is a view of the Middle Drakensberg peaks from below Tugela Falls. Tugela Falls is the 2nd highest waterfall in the world, but is dry in August (when we visited).
I am not 100% certain of this location, but I believe it is close.
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