Tuesday, July 03, 2007


So we've figured out that there needs to be some new word coined for non-flight-related jetlag. We've been in Durban for three nights now and have barely seen the far side of 10pm. Eleven seems far away. Midnight is another country. Things seem to quiet down pretty early here, but most of this schedule is due to early rising, which we started in Kruger Park to be up when the animals are most active. But early rising leads to early tiredness, so with no TVs or late-night carousing with old friends to keep us up, we've been collapsing into bed around 9:45 and getting up before 7:00. (Well, one of us is up before 7:00.) Without pressures to adjust our schedules, it has been very much like jetlag.

In a couple of days, we're off to the Drakensberg to really relax for a while! All in all, this is a good thing. With only about 11 hours of sunshine in the day, it's best to make the most of it.


Rich Armstrong
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