Waddle for a Week 2013 – Day Two
By Katja Rockstroh / 24 April 2013
Two Oceans Aquarium Environmental Education Centre P.A. to Head of Education Katja Rockstroh is on the road this week, live-tweeting and blogging from the annual Waddle for a Week for the African penguin.
After an amazing night’s sleep in two very relaxing and serene venues, the waddlers were eager to get back on the road on April 23 and start leg two of the week – Stanford to Hermanus.
After packing both vehicles – something one has to learn to do very well, very quickly – we set off on our 24km stint to Hermanus.
Before we knew it, we had arrived at the halfway point.
The waddlers finally made it to Hermanus. Usually, entering a town is time for happiness as it generally means that the waddle is over for the day. On this day, however, the waddlers waddled on, making their way to the Whale Tail Fountain.
Day three involves a waddle from Hermanus to the Arabella Sheraton Hotel just outside of Kleinmond. Please join us – for the full 24km if you are keen, or even just for 1km, if so inclined. We have decided to make it a silent walk, giving everyone an opportunity to reflect on what this waddle is all about (however, with this bunch, being silent may be more difficult for some than others).
Again, if you are in a car driving along this route, please hoot! The total number of hoots on day two was 661, with 1 679 cars driving past. That is a “success rate” of only 37%. However, that means that at least 661 people are a bit more aware about the plight African penguins than they were before they drove past us.
Thank you to our sponsors:
- Reiersvlei Farm – www.reiersvlei.co.za
- Mosaic Farm – www.mosaicfarm.net
- Cape Nature
- Two Oceans Aquarium
- uShaka Marine World
- Chrysler Jeep Newlands
- Brands For Change