8 August 2012
Above: This is what we do for food. Put the Dutch oven on a fire and fill with oil. Get a number of fresh potatoes and slice to potato chip size. Once the oil is hot enough fry those potatoes till done!
Above: The result of taking care of the potatoes.
Above: JR William, myself and William. We were sponsored with a few aprons produced by one of Hunting in Africa’s friends of long standing and esteemed hunting companions. Mr Apron took his wife on a cruise this year in lieu of a buffalo hunt. Wow. Nonetheless, it was our mission to put these aprons to test and let me tell you they are not only funny, they work! A test report will be in the “Our appreciated partners” section in due course. Meanwhile you are welcome to have a look at http://www.funnyaprons.com and please feel free to contact Mrs Apron direct with any questions.
Above: Remember the fish hooked by the two young men? This is what happened to them. William is a fantastic cook. He pre-mixed flour and spices in a plastic bag. Then we mixed eggs in a separate bag, put the fish pieces in the egg bag and shook it. The pieces were then put in the flour bag, shook well and into the olive oil they went. A superb meal of fresh fish and chips at the lake side was had by all.
Above: This morning we left for a secluded beach spot in search of shad, king fish and barracuda. On the way we came across a well dug by the locals. This is in a remote area where there is no running water or electricity and very few people speak anything but Zulu. This well (my shoe is on the side for size comparison) is used to draw water for laundry and for cattle to have access to fresh water.
Above: William looking at a second, smaller well. This one is closed with a piece of metal sheeting and is used solely to draw water for household use.
Above: The pride of the locals. A herd of cattle with some Nguni cattle in between. The Nguni breed is native to South Africa and is highly prized by the Zulu Nation. The King of Swaziland has a large herd of Nguni as part of the Royal tradition. The King of the Zulu Nation has what is believed to be the largest herd of Nguni cattle anywhere.
Above: A secluded fishing spot? You better believe it. Apart from us there was but one other fisherman.
Above: Lines went into the water with a great amount of haste. The rocks were way too sharp to sit on so I took the camera for a workout. JR William and William sharing some thoughts about fishing…I think.
Above: Some Indian Ocean approaching.
Above: Jakes getting ready to cast a strange object into the water. The tide left and was back on its way in. I was told that that is a good sign and the fish would be active during that time. Actively avoiding bait?
Above: William towards the end of the day. There were a number of really good, scientifically based reasons why no fish were caught for the entire day. Some of them I have used in the past when no animals were harvested for a full day, so let’s not push that issue any further.
Please rejoin us again tomorrow for another exciting day in the World Heritage site of Kosi Bay!