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Road Girls – On the Road Day 4

We were reminded of the power of radio this morning. Audrey and Thesline sent out a message of support to girls thanks to Radio Kaboesna in Calvinia.

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We arrived here last night after a spectacular sunset over the Tankwa Karoo. We feel very far from our homes here. Reaching Calvin required long hours over bumpy dirt roads. Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 3.14.47 PMWe met girls preparing to for their final exams to graduate from high school and invited them on our bus. Unlike us, they haven’t had the opportunity to have a support group for girls. It made us realize how much confidence we’ve gained over the past five years as part of Rock Girl.

PA050019-2Things got hot fast once we headed north. We saw our first social weaver nest, a giant mass of straw built by tiny birds and quiver trees.

We pulled into Upington in time for a sunset cruise on the Orange River, a welcome sight after hours on the dusty road. As the sun went down, we danced to Boere Musiek and reflected on where travel can take you.IMG_8979Who thought we’d be doing the conga line to traditional Afrikaans music the night before we tour police holding cells at the Magistrate’s Court.