Monday, 27 February 2012

Karoo - Day2 Leg7 - Oasis and Erosion

We were on the old post road on our way to Fraserburg, which is 180km of pure remoteness. Difficult to find things to say about endless open space after a while. On this leg of the journey we passed another farmstead that looked like an oasis of green in a very dry environment otherwise. We then carried on and found a place where when it does rain it really pours, judging by the recent erosion almost taking out the whole road! We also saw more flower growing in the road which is a testament to how often the road is used.

This is the daily blog from A short series on the Karoo Motorbike tour we took on during September 2011. See the plans for the trip blog here: Planning a 6 day 2500km route through the Karoo maximising dirt
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.

An idea of the remoteness of this place

We came upon a farmstead again with green trees and a garden - An Oasis

They must have a good source of water normally

Road following the river
Back out into miles of remoteness again - look at how the road carries on
Then we found a section of road that had been badly washed away

This side was really deep

Flowers growing in the road again

Not often you see this anywhere else!

On the last stretch to Fraserburg

In need of some food now

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