After several days of exhausting construction and countless interviews, both HESE teams were grateful to take a day to relax. In the early morning we put the finishing touches on the greenhouse and went over the quality control checklist with our carpenter, Kelvin, to make sure everything was properly squared away.
From there, the whole team journeyed to Livingstone for some much-needed fun. First we headed to the Victoria Falls Bridge where 6 daring souls decided plunge off the side, 4 by bungee cord and two others on a tandem swing. The platform stood about 111 meters above and Zambezi river where the rest of the team and Khanjan watched and got a few great Kodak moments. While there a few locals watching from the bridge taught them the meaning of “Victoria Falls” in Tonga, “the smoke that thunders.” Once the thrill seeking was over everyone continued on to see Victoria Falls itself where everyone got thoroughly soaked, but still in high spirits. We finished off a great day some Italian and seafood dinners then a little souvenir shopping before heading back to prepare for our last day in Zimba.
Tomorrow we will be collecting as much data as possible before making our way to Choma Thursday morning.