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Old 07-03-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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Location: Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
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Actually, two day trippin'

Friday, it's winter in the Western Cape, but the urge to ride a bit is always there
Koedoeskloof country lodge is on the brain
Who's going to join? sleeping over is a must, camping in a tent, a must
Phoned a few friends, this one's doing this, that one's is doing that, bla-bla-bla
Are you a biker, or not
One guy with a Buel is in, another with a KLR, that's quite obvious :whistle:

Packed and ready to go, the guy on the KLR is late

As we are good friends, we wait for each other, all together now

And off we went, after about 20 km's, the fog started moving in, it was thick, it was wet and it was cold, and it was miserable

We stopped at a bakery and fresh hot pies and steaming coffee was the answer for the cold

Nice and warm, and off we went, just to hit another fog patch, we pushed through and as the fog cleared, the sun came out, and it was warming up

Visited an old church, corner stone laid 1921

Off to Kogmanskloof and on to Montagu, the scenery, stunning

On to the gravel stuff, after all, we ride dual purpose bikes

Another "sex shop" on the road, with no meaning at all

A "windpomp", a wind driven pump for getting water into a dam, for water for animals and irrigation

Arriving at the camp site, tents pitched and ready for a good evening with nice friends

Towerkop, a beacon on the mountain range, that can be seen from a distance away, still covered with a bit of snow

And just there, the battery of the camera stopped working, I presume it's from the icy cold conditions on the bike the morning drive in the fog

Plan "B", the cellphone's camera has got to do the trick, alas, it's a phone first, with a camera, but it's better than nothing

Had some nice burgers for dinner

After some ice cold beers, a mug of coffee, it was off to bed, quite chilly but bearable

Next morning we went to Seweweekspoort - Seven weeks poort - directly translated, it took the old wagons seven weeks to travel through this poort

First, fuel up, for the rest of the trip

From here on it was all the way home, a great weekend getaway to charge the human batteries, for yet another week of slave driving to be able to do it when the urge get's too big

A nice 750 km roundabout with great friends

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Old 07-03-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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Nice trip, love Africa. thank you.
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