Wednesday, 19 September 2012
By 8.30 I was on the road – meant to leave by 8am, but for some strange reason it takes me absolutely AGES to get all the luggage tied up and secured. After leaving PE there was quite a bit of road works. PE absolutely lived up to its name – the windy city!
Hitting the coastal road up to East London was fantastic! Rolling green hills and vegetation typical of the Eastern Cape. And between the valleys and trees, a glimpse of the ocean now and again.
I went in to Bushmansriver, as that is the area I remember visiting as a kid – my mom grew up there. Almost still looks like it did almost 40 years ago! Narrow roads, lined with lovely houses and beautiful gardens. If I were not living where I do today, THAT would be the town I would like to retire to! And the entrance has flowering bright red Coral trees on both sides of the road welcoming you!
I have met up with my friend and after we went and did some shopping, we have been sorting stuff, changing tyres and packing (and myself – re packing of course!). All is ready for the ride into the unknown tomorrow. As my heart is thumping from nerves, it is beyond excited to see something new again. Most of the day will be on gravel and I have a heavy load, but I believe all will be well and there awaits another adventure on me!!