World Cup #12 – Ducks and Elephants

Getting some last minute web time in before heading out from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town on a 10 hour overnight bus trip.

Supporters come in all shapes and sizes, but I can’t figure out what relevance a blue duck has with the Uruguay national football team, other than its wearer saw it’s colour and thought,”the boys on the pitch will be inspired when they see me in the crowd wearing this.”

It might have worked, as his team earned a spot in the quarter-finals with a victory over South Korea during a rather wet night.

Port Elizabeth, or Mandela Bay as it’s name has been changed to, has been a good little rest stop. Traveled out to Addo National Elephant Park on a guided tour Monday. Got up close and personal with a few of the park’s residents despite the cramped conditions of the tinted mini-van. Couldn’t find the lions though.Took in England’s demolition by Germany and then Argentina’s equally one-sided victory over Mexico at the local Fan Fest located in the city’s cricket oval.

Sad Sad England.

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