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By now it was getting on for about 3:30 for 4pm, and what with all my stopping and looking around, driving on slow back roads with traffic and so on, I realised I was not making good time. I was soon going to be crossing the bridge out of the last of the more commercial areas of Kwa Zulu Natal (KZN), going over the great Umzimvubu river into rural more natural african surrounds of the Transkei in the Eastern Cape.
The great Transkei, where garages are not as plentiful nor are they open 24 hours. The roads I was going to be riding on are not main roads either, meaning they are narrow and potholed, as well as many people walking on them with the cars, trucks and livestock. Extremely dangerous after dark.
While still in KZN, I pulled into a garage I knew well at a place called Leisure Crest and filled up, just as the heavens opened. Once finished getting petrol and something to eat I took some pictures, but by now the rain had moved on. I love this part of KZN - it has lush vegitation and is "relativley" unspoilt.
|Fresh rain and lush vegitation|
|I was glad to have been here|
|Sun beginning to go down|
|Love the lush greenery and dense sub-tropical bush and trees here|
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