Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

23 Jan

The Hub used to travel sub-Saharan Africa in his job.  The Hub loves travelling, history, historic sites and being present at them.

In the early nineties he visited Burundi. He knew the source of the Nile was there somewhere; the famous spot (marked by a lump of rock; we Africans know how to reduce, re-use and recycle) where Stanley and Livingstone are said to have met.  The Hub resolved to visit it, and did, arranging a ‘business trip’ to the area and spending a pleasant evening chatting with locals and swimming in a crocodile-infested river.  I wasn’t worried: it’s a brave crocodile that would take on my husband in a determined mood.

Paul in Burundi 1

There isn’t much the Hub can’t do once he resolves to do it.  That’s how I ended up married to him.


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30 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved”

  1. viveka January 23, 2013 at 12:52 #

    Great way to resolve .. and close business. I think the crocodiles .. thought that he was better needed at home.


  2. vivinfrance January 23, 2013 at 13:11 #

    Doctor Tillybud I presume.


  3. misswhiplash January 23, 2013 at 13:46 #

    Give that man a medal..for bravery and resilience


  4. sharechair January 23, 2013 at 14:05 #

    Love the rock … but not the river. Yikes.


  5. vastlycurious.com January 23, 2013 at 14:43 #

    Very nice story about the rock and your hubby!


  6. Katharine Trauger January 23, 2013 at 14:59 #

    Dear Tilly! That made me laugh. Thanks! 🙂


  7. Al January 23, 2013 at 15:14 #

    I see what you mean by strong resolve. He’s obviously keeping that rock from rolling over onto him and his friend.


  8. Karen Snyder January 23, 2013 at 15:22 #

    Funny story, Tilly. Particularly intrigued by “swimming in a crocodile-infested river.”

    There are folks in the American South who swim where the ‘gators live, too, but I was never so inclined. Not far from where I used to live in South Carolina: “A very lovely southern state park along the darkly tannic Edisto River. Depending on water level, there may be opportunity to swim in the river (unofficial) at the state park . . . There are alligators around here, so swim at midday and make lots of noise if you go swimming, they are said not to like noise.”

    Brave souls, the lot of them. 🙂


  9. faydanamyjake January 23, 2013 at 15:44 #

    He must miss it so. Hope he can get out on his travels at sometime in the future 🙂


  10. laurieanichols January 23, 2013 at 15:57 #

    I love the picture and what you said “It’s a brave crocodile that would take on my husband when he’s in a determined mood” I think that most would agree; that is an apt depiction of the Hub. Beyond determined. Thank goodness or else you may have gotten away and then where would the Hub be? He would be sad. 😉


  11. Grannymar January 23, 2013 at 16:43 #

    Tilly, Hub found his rock in you!


  12. slpmartin January 23, 2013 at 16:45 #

    What a pleasant story to start my day.


  13. gigihawaii January 23, 2013 at 17:38 #

    What a great job he had! It’s too bad he had to leave it.


  14. terry1954 January 23, 2013 at 18:43 #

    that is an awesome photo!!!


  15. kateshrewsday January 23, 2013 at 20:11 #

    So that’s the source of the Nile?Fascinating! I’d love to go there myself one day…


  16. SchmidleysScribbling January 23, 2013 at 20:32 #

    Funny, as you have written about the Hub I pictured him as about 6’4″ or so. Now he seems to be more like 5’9″ or David’s hight. This means you must be a short thing. Dianne


  17. Lisaman January 23, 2013 at 22:38 #

    I’m not so sure I would be willing to fight an african crocodile no matter the resolve!!


  18. Three Well Beings January 24, 2013 at 07:18 #

    What an adventurer! I like to follow the history trail, too…but mixed with a strong sense of danger, I confine my interests to places without wildlife! 🙂


  19. eof737 February 1, 2013 at 13:32 #

    Great rock… 😆



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