Love is always in the air here at BLES. You can see it in everyone’s smiles and hear it in the elephants’ trumpets and squeaks. Time is flying by, as I soak up the positive energy and learn as much as possible.
Every day, the elephant walk is a little different. Sometimes we stay in the grassy areas as the all the eles pull up tuft after tuft, sometimes we trek to the river to watch the elephants swim.
Yesterday, we all sat beneath the tamarind trees, eating the fruit along with Wassana, who showered us with leaves.
I’m starting to understand why David and Katherine both have a crush on Mr. Moo. He is a magnificent elephant. It is not possible to take a bad picture of him.
Personally, my heart belongs to 70-year-old Ngor. It is so touching to see him walk about freely with his beloved mahout, spending his old age in peace and security.
BLES is a place that teaches love and respect for all species.