Friday, 30 March 2012

Karoo - Day4 Leg4 - Windy Colesburg

Just before we reached Colesburg, a midday wind came up. It seemed to blow for about two hours then calm down again thankfully, as for us it was a cross wind and on a motorbike that's rather irritating. Since it was around lunchtime and we were hungry, we pulled into the Wimpy at the services on the N1 in Colesburg and had a bite to eat while we waited for the worst of the wind to pass.

There was a chap who sits there selling little homemade Karoo windmills and all of them were really spinning in the wind, so they work well! it's the sort of thing I would have bought to help out the chap and because it would look good at home in the garden somewhere, but unfortunately on a bike there is no room and it would just get damaged. 

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.

Parked up at the Services at Colesburg
The wind was gusting and dust blowing - difficult to capture in a photograph
Little homemade Karoo windmills for sale on the side of the road -all spinning furiously in the wind
Later we reached Trompsburg - this graveyard at the side of the road in such a small town was a shock - AIDS? Not sure? Probably.
We reached Middelburg

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