Sunday, 23 September 2012

Day 6


What a strange day! Between thunder and windstorms, I tried sleeping on a 2 inch mattress with rain beating down the tent. It rained really had all night and by 6am my back was too sore to lie any longer. With that, I heard Abie was up too, drenched to the bone! He has a much smaller tent with no extra covering and not only every thing in his tent, but also his mattress and sleeping bag was soaked. Thankfully I had a dry and warm night!

Roads were way too wet to ride and everywhere cold and wet people started creeping out of tents. After a cloudy start, it cleared up to sunny skies, so much so, that we went out for a ride this afternoon.

Once again I was in awe with the magnificence and sheer magnitude of the mountains and valleys. We hugged the Lesotho border and although I was not able to fulfil that dream of riding in Lesotho, this has made me more determined than ever to come back some day and do it! We did the Lundean’s Nek Pass (2162m) and I got to see the views I have only seen pics of – and dreamt of being able to bike that one day. And today was that day!! Yeahh!

It was absolutely breathtaking and I had to stop a few times, because there were just too many views to pass. Stopped in one of the many hairpin bends, and had my left over chicken on a huge rock overlooking the entire valley below! I owned the world and had to savour it! One of those moments you realize how small you are compared to the magnitude of the spectacular sites!

Once again a day that turned into one of my highlights! Something to always remember and always cherish!

Tonight an early bed for an early start on to Hogsback!

4 comments:

  1. hey, jinx. as usual, your photos and eloquent writing puts me right at your side! i can be on the trip from the lonely comfort of my office! ha ha. i know all about being drenched by torrential rain - not a pleasant experience so i can surely empathize with abie! looks like you having a lot of fun.....

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    1. Thanks for the compliments Douw, afraid, some nights I am so tired, I can hardly think, let alone do some eloquent writing! But yes, all been awesome!

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  2. Glad you are doing what you dreamed of..and hope you do get to to the Lesotho thing soon!!

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    1. Yes, few people have that privileged, I am honored and know how fortunate I am!

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