Next on this leg was to turn off onto the R317 and head towards Bredasdorp on the gravel road, a trip of 113km assuming you take all thr correct turn offs! The plan was to head through Bredasdorp and out the other side. As it turned out I took the wrong turning right and did an extra 20km of unnecessary travel.
Here are some of the pictures of this leg of the journey.
|This is the lovely tar road to Arniston - I did the extra 20km on it before I checked the sat nav!|
|This is what I'd been wiating for the Gravel roads for miles|
|As you can see they are in pretty good shape for an easy ride|
|Although not obvious here, there was a strong 55km/h side wind that was making me drive at an angle on the dirt, and the long shadows meant there was not much day light left.|
De Hoop on this trip was certainly not done justice on my behalf. I believe a few days needs to be spent here doing the nature trails along the beach and through the bush to really absorb the beauty of this splendid place. I arrived just as the sun was setting and had to leave first thing the next day, but the food was amazing. The next blog will tell of my food surprise.
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