Cool shoes to fill

I got a surprise package today. A pair of new Nike sneakers. But these are not any sneakers. These are custom designed bird shoes. Yeah, Nike sneakers ala Thinkst Canary. And the Bunster took an instant liking to them too and decided to give them a test walk. The Thinksters made my day with this awesome gift. Wow, these are beyond cool – I dig these new Canary sneakers.

Dakar next stop …

I feel the need for speed. Is it a bird, is it a plane … It’s a Bunster man.

We recently went to Suiderkruis Beach which appears when you enter the Mossel Bay area on route from George. It was so peaceful with the endless sand and the sound of the waves breaking. The Bunster had his bike with him and was having fun. The Garden Route sure is filled with beauty.

We are anticipating being back in Kyiv by the end of the winter in Europe. Until then we will try and explore much of this stunning part of South Africa.

Evil Russians

The last few weeks have seen a new kind of evil: automated killer drones. Russia could still potentially cripple Ukraine – if they destroy the electricity and heating infrastructure, then how can Ukraine function?! The Ukrainians are knocking down over 80% of these killer drones, but from what I understand it is using up their precious defense capacity. Ukraine needs more and more help from the West. If Ukraine falls, which I just don’t believe will happen, then the world will fall – that is what I believe. I love the Ukrainian sense of humour. I read this online, “If Russians leave us with no electricity in nine months there will be more Ukrainians.” Yes, there are many painful challenges ahead, but Ukraine will survive and prosper. Russia, on the other hand, is doomed.

Ukraine is living through 911 everyday. This is terrorism, and the world is watching online like it is a horror movie. They are determined, but very stressed. I chat with friends regularly in Kyiv. Yes, people are worried, but they carry on.

Here is a question: if South Africa bombed Zimbabwe, then there would be a global outcry. But if SA destroyed Zimbabwe’s electricity infrastructure then would anyone do or say anything? Do we need to see dead bodies for there to be an outcry? It does seem less hectic but wait till people are freezing. I don’t believe this will happen in Ukraine, but the fact that Russia is trying to make this a reality is reason enough for some sort of response. Or a least, a bigger, more impactful response.