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Ulovane Update: Field Guides Week 9 and Marine Guides Week 2

21 Mar
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Marine Guides The week started off with an amazing canoe trip up the Bushman’s river to an overnight hut an alarming fifteen kilometres up the river. Tuesday was an early start with the long paddle awaiting us, but the weather turned out rather pleasant considering the few days of constant rain that we experienced prior. […]

Ulovane Update: Field Guides Week 8 and Marine Guides Week 1

15 Mar
The interest never ceases

Field Guides Week 8 started off with the last model drive with our instructors. We explored amazing new places -like the ‘little Grand Canyon’, as it is affectionately known on the reserve- that we had not been to before. The views and sights from this viewpoint were amazing, we even spent our lunch break at […]

Ulovane Update: Field and Backup Trails Guides Week 5

19 Feb
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Backup Trails Guides This week was really a fast paced week, and from what I can gather it is going to be like this until the end. We kicked off the week by preparing ourselves for our ARH assessments (advanced rifle handling) due later in the week by practicing at camp with dummy ammunition and running […]

Ulovane Update: Final Blog for 2018! November Marines

21 Dec
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Marine Guides In my last blog post at the end of the Trails program, I began by saying that time is warped at Ulovane. This one, I will begin by saying the Marine course is completed in warp speed. The 4-week Marine course passed in the blink of an eye (or maybe I could say […]

Ulovane Update: Successful and Productive Week 7

20 Nov
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Field Guides Week 7 was a busy but amazing week! I am writing this blog in my sleeping bag while watching the sun rise out on Ulovane! This week we started with our Mock Practical Assessments, had the usual classes and our tracking assessment with a special surprise waiting for us over the weekend. I had […]