Monday, 29 August 2011

Day 24 - Leg 11 - Ostriches & Swartberg Pass Closed

This continues the series of my Motorcycle Adventure travels from Durban back to Cape Town which was the fourth goal, over what had now become quite a few weeks. Details of the "" whole trip here.

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The route I'd chosen was specifically to ensure I went over the Swartberg pass once I'd been through Prince Albert, just for the sheer beauty of the pass and its heady heights, twists and turns. On arriving at the pass there was a big barrier in the way, saying pass closed. I did notice however a lot of tyre marks going between two bollards and it looked like it was in use. Being on my own and having just enough petrol to make the 120km detour, I thought Ok let me not try and go through here incase the road was really bad.

In making the detour it did mean I had to retrace my steps for about 40km along the road I'd just come along and it is amazing at just how different it looks going the other way! Also there was the prospeect of another excellent pass the Meiringspoort pass.

The other added bonus was that I got to see a whole lot of Ostriches.

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