Day 4 – Mon 20th March – Further preparation and relaxation

Today the team enjoyed a rest day -that is all of us except our long suffering armourer who sorted out the Under 25 team rifles,  checking and re bedding where required.Toys r us might have wondered why a grown man needed play do.  And of course Jackie our physio continued to try and get team backs in order.

Jane, Nigel, James L ,Richard and Glyn spent an enjoyable morning strolling around the Botanic gardens.  Climbing to the top of the smallish hill overlooking the lake was accompanied by an optimistic countdown of calorific foods consumed.

One bus managed to persuade the local Cheetah sanctuary to open up especially for them.The leopards changed their spots!

By mid afternoon the victualling team were scouring the local supermarket for sandwich fillings, fruit and water. WhatsApp messages went flying around giving team members instruction in bus unloading and sandwich making duties.
And then it was time for the team meeting. Our captain reminded us of our purpose in travelling to South Africa and the Adj reminded us of bus departure times tomorrow morning.

Most of the team visited Avanti – another favourite touring team restaurant for dinner. Splitting into two groups sped up service a bit. The team ate their way through more sea food and steak and retired complete and ready for shooting to start tomorrow.

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