A Walk with a Camel…Raising Funds for Bibles.

Well we have made it back to the city where the Internet connection is so good….

On our trip to my Son in the Northern Cape, we saw two camels resting next to the road… Linda’s excitement and my obvious photo interest had us turn around and return to the spot.. What were two camels doing on the road.???

We were received in a friendly way and our enquiry elicited an answer that was plain and simple… the Camels were on a walk for Jesus… from Kakamas to Pretoria.. 920 km (575 ml.) all done in short daily walks while stopping to collect funds for the purchase of Bibles…

Anyone knowing the area will realise there are some areas as far as 160 km between towns… 160 km of nothing… so a vehicle follows the walk with water and feed for the camels and for those that walk with them… camping in the evening next to the road… what an undertaking.

Linda got all the info from them about their last two year walks… the camels walk up and back, the only difference, on the return trip their handlers ride them… a 920 km walk is quite an undertaking for the camels, but what of the handlers that walk with them.??? We had to admire them and added to the coffers… naturally capturing as much as I could on camera… and here are a few of the photos I took..

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The Team…

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Linda with the one walker and a fellow traveller that stop to look and donate..

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28 thoughts on “A Walk with a Camel…Raising Funds for Bibles.

  1. Amazing — both photos and story — can’t believe they walk soooo far! Exciting the you and Linda got to witness this and learn… and capture such wonderful images ~ xo Welcome Home to you both!! xo

      • welcome bd. btw – i tried 3 different times to comment on the Hoopoe post – no clue but it wouldn’t take? I was impressed with the insect ritual — oh my!! Very nice post – hope I don’t have that problem in future — my fingers were aching after 3 remarks that would not take xo

        • Believe it or not I am having trouble answering comments and getting to approve comments… can only be WordPress… been at it for hours to answer comments…

          • oh wow… no wonder — but I was good with the Camel post (how exciting to run into them that way!) -so hopefully maybe a temporary thing… Guess WP isn’t perfect hugh? Well enjoyed them both – and welcome home!!

            • Thanks Robyn… it is nice to be back and in civilisation where Internet is so much better… but I do miss the bush and outback… along with all its birds and animals.. but can’t be permanently in both places at one time…lol

    • Thanks Gina… they have to be admired.. not only for the cause but for the undertaking… it’s a long way one way, but then back again..!!!!

    • Thanks Cecilia… I expected the camels to have an odour like a horse or the likes but man they weren’t bad at all… just the top lip makes them look a bit upset with the world…

  2. How wonderful you could be there right at that moment! What an unusual way to raise money for Bibles. Is the concept that they walk and are approached by people who listen and donate? Somewhat the way you did? Very unique. I have always thought camels were the most unusual animal. I loved the photos! There are so many interesting people in the world taking on interesting challenges! 🙂

    • They rely on the unusual sight to get people to stop and visit, with the hope they donate… never once were we asked for a donation, it just seemed the right think to do.. in towns as they pass through it seems they get the most donations, but next to the road as they walk they get people like us that find the sight wonderful that stop and donate… they gave us two DVD’s of the two previous years walks… so interesting…

    • That it is.. and they are very successful… third year that they’re at it… wonderful.. certainly caught our eye and all those passing whilst we were there..

    • Exactly what we thought we got them between Vryberg and Kuruman 160 km of nothing except flat lands and Kalahari bush… they seem such a happy lot too…

    • A unique way of doing things… and apparently most passers by stop and ask the same questions we did… and donate…

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