Superjerm has done a million dusi’s. That’s how we met actually. Little 18-year old me was so eager to paddle down rivers and balance in a boat that my very dedicated mom drove me to Blue Lagoon 3 days a week, come rain or shine.

My future husband obviously saw me there all the time and one afternoon before a dice, asked me to do the DUSI with him. In my head it was like:

Oh my goodness, JEREMY SANDERS, wants to do the DUSI with ME! With me? Yes, with….me! Holy Moly. Holy Cow! With….me! YEEEEEEHAAAA!

Being 18 at the time, I desperately tried not to sound over-excited and gave a very civilised, neutral response: “cool, let me think about it and I’ll get back to you”.

HaHa…ego!

We’ve done a lot of dusi’s together since then (the exact number eludes me right now, 5? 6?) and then in 2005 I managed to do it on my own. Obviously I wasn’t thinking straight at the time which I know happens quite a lot but Superjerm was there to escort me down the river, making sure I didn’t swallow too much water or die of fright.

And now after a 3 year break, we’re ready to hit it again, ecoli and all.

So on Saturday, we halued out our canoes, dusted them off and went for a paddle around Shongweni dam.

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I wasn’t joking when I said it was time to dust off them boats.

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Oooh my what big muscles you have Superjerm…

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Two laps around the dam was just about enough time to make my butt numb.

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We had to endure this terrible, awful, miserable sunset. No one said it was easy living in Africa. :)

Answer to yesterday’s brain game:

See-through blouse

I understand you underake to undermine my undertaking

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