Monday, 12 September 2011

Day 25 - Leg 4 - Barrydale baboons

This continues the series of my Motorcycle 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.

More South and Southern African motor cycle tours on our list of tour route summaries are available, where we explore these sorts of motorcycle tour routes. Just choose one of our events and reserve yourself a place on one of the future motorcycle adventure safari events.

Leaving Barrydale, I pulled over to get this picture of the route sign, and as I looked up I saw in the distance a whole troup of baboons starting to cross the road 2 at a time - there must have been at least 30 of them of all sizes.

Being on the bike I decided not to start it up again and try and move closer because it only chases them away and then I miss the picture, so with my little pocket camera on full zoom I managed to get these pics.

The Baboons cleverly wait, hidden in the bush and then come out checking for cars before darting across - they are not that good at the "looking out for cars" part, because one ran out in front of a car and it had to slow right down. But as a traveller riding along, you'd never ever guess there are about 30 because you only ever see about two or three at a time.

My pic of R62
Baboon on right hand side of road just in front of the barrier
Then two more wander across
Then some babies run across quickly, waited on by the older ones
The older one sits on the pole of the barrier to get viewing height and more come across
Barrydale village coming into town

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