So this time I managed to get up earlier and I was on the road at exactly 8am, the tent and bike packed, helmet cam rolling. I thought I'd get some breakfast along the way.
My immediate goal was to get to Witsand (the Afrikaans for "White Sand"), but that never happened quite as easily as I thought it might. One has to find the only place to cross the river for miles to be successful.
The blue route was where I had to go, but when I got to the trading store where the blue line meets the red one, I carried on instead of turning left. Mainly because on the other side of the road is a trading store that serves breakfast and I was wondering if I should stop there, so missed reading the sign showing the correct directions.
These are some of the pictures on my way out of De Hoop and up to Malagas:
|Typical Karoo type scene - Windmill, water resevoir and farm gate.|
|Blue Cranes - the national bird of South Africa in the fields. The bike scared them there were many more that flew off, others hid just over the hill out of sight.|
|Swellendam Mountains in the far distance|
|Road perfectly enjoyable on the Adventure Motorcycles|
|Eland running away as they heard the bike|
I then drive back past the trading store and decided to pop in for breakfast as it looked inviting.
|Malagas on the river - a good place to stay for river activities|
|Pan of the small holiday village of Malagas|
|My well deserved Bacon, Egg, Boerewors, Tomato & Coffee|
|Another beautiful day in Africa|
Well fortified by the excellent breakfast and newly acquired proper directions, I set off for petrol and the pont across the river.
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