Sometimes you get rewarded for a little effort in the most unexpected way. But you have to see it in that light, or it means nothing.
Last week we did our 67 Minutes for Madiba doing a coastal cleanup on Thysbaai (while the St Francis Birders cleaned a section west of Thysbaai and the St Francis Kromme Trust tackled, together with 95% of the community, the west of Cape St Francis).
It is really hard work, but we were rewarded – for the first time in my life, I have stumbled upon a Nautilus shell. I have to be honest – I saw this “plastic lid” and was a bit fedup to walk the extra distance to pick it up – and then it wasn’t plastic! What an amazing experience, to see and touch the very brittle pure white shell. Not to forget the huge seal sun tanning behind a rock that gave Eric the fright of his life, or the otter spoor we found a little further.
What more can we ask from life?