Saturday, 18 October 2008

Sometimes WE fall down ...

... but WE get up again.

On last night's drive, the inverter blew again! Every couple of months this seems to happen. We have no idea why it happens, but it does. When we open it up there is never any good reason for why it is not working, the fuses never blow, there is no sign of burning, in fact we just can't figure it out. The only thing to do is to replace it. That always means getting on the phone and trying to track down a new one as close as possible to Djuma. 
In the meantime I need to tell you about the best crew in the world. The WEcrew. Nothing gets them down, no matter how hard, no matter what breaks, no matter what time of the day or night, they never give up. With very limited resources and with an unrelenting tide of technical problems the one thing that you can always count on is the absolute dedication of this small team of filmmakers to fight on.  This morning the crew woke up even earlier than normal to get the WEwalk system reconfigured so that Pieter could take you on a tour of the camp. You see WE have a motto: "The show must go on. No matter what." LIVE broadcasting is in our blood, it's in our nature. 
As I write to you, Rex and Simon are driving to Nelspruit. We have tracked down another inverter and if all goes according to plan this afternoon's drive will happen on time. But make no mistake, come hell or high water, WildEarth will be broadcasting LIVE. Connecting you to our natural world ... it is our mission and nothing will stop us!

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