Ulovane Update: Marine Guide Magic comes to an end
The last week! It’s unbelievable – not only is it the final week of Marines but it’s also our final week of our time at Ulovane. 23 weeks has flown by and what a blast it’s been! Ups and downs but all in all it’s been great.
This last week of Marines was filled with assessments both practical and theoretical. The best part about the week was our treat – a final game drive on Amakala. A game drive we’d like to call ‘Code Brown’. But we’ll just leave if there.
It feels like yesterday that we started the field guides course in January, scared of the unknown. As we settled in time just…disappeared. Before we knew it field guides was finished!
After a two week break we hit trails and sure as hell it hit us back. 7 weeks of walking in the bush and shooting rifles – in a blink of an eye we were done.
As we neared the end of our studies another four weeks of marines was the last thing we wanted to do. But those 4 weeks turned into some of the best weeks of our life. As they say… a change is as good as a holiday… and that time at the beach for us was just what we needed to end off our time with a bang!
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. It’s time for us to leave and go onto to new adventures. Best of luck to all my fellow students as you venture into the guiding world, again the unknown, but look how well our time at Ulovane worked out.
Thank you Ulovane for giving us a second home, all the skills we need and too many laughs to count.
Ulovane we’ll miss you!
- Dev + Nats + Squeaks
“Never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.” ― Roy T Bennett
Ulovane Update: Final Wrap Shani
The ocean is a place of mystery and excitement. It is a place full of secrets which yet lies to be discovered. It is also full of power, yet peaceful. It is all of this that makes spending time with students on the beach magic. Because every time you can be sure to discover an algae you don’t know or a nudibranch or an anemone. I don’t even want to know
what lurks beyond in the darkness and great depths!!!
I would like to congratulate Gary Lyon who joined Ulovane for a couple of weeks on achieving his Fgasa Marine Guide qualification. He delivered a fantastic beach and rocky shore walk, with some really in depth knowledge. To all our students- WELL DONE! We are proud of each and every single one of you guys and girls. It is a tough, fast-paced course, however you all succeeded. If there is but ONE life lesson I wish for you all to take with you, it is to believe in yourselves and your abilities and NEVER give up. (Ok, that is two). Push yourselves beyond limits and you will succeed. Thank you for all your time, hard work and effort! Good luck for any endeavours you guys and girls might face or take on in the future and remember- Ulovane is your family now!
- Shani Preller – Ulovane Trainer
“Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.” – Roy T Bennett