At the Beach
Chitimba beach is a small piece of paradise on Lake Malawi and was a perfect stop for our â€œhalfwayâ€ party and a rest day to recover. Mentally and physically we are a lot closer to Cape Town than halfway but with the removal of Kenya we are just over halfway in terms of distance.
During last three weeks we have seen many people with skin infections â€“ some nasty, fortunately most innocuous. Hot, humid and rainy conditions delay healing and allow simple scratches to become infected pretty quickly. The antibiotic reserves and dressing kit have both taken a hit.
With only six weeks left before we roll into Cape Town there is still much more distance to cover and some long tough days ahead. However, the end is in sight and many of us are planning our time for Cape Town. Some of us are asking the inevitable question, â€œWhat will life be like after TDA?â€ It seems that everyone has their list of thing to do or eat in Cape Town or wherever home is and the countdown has begun.
To all our loved ones out there: â€œWe are almost there. A little bruised and battered, a little bit thinner, in some ways stronger and all in all enriched.â€