Critchley Hackle Hotel
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... and wildebeast. Afterwards my new favourite travelling companions take me down south towards my next stop - the Drakensberg Mountains (next to Lesotho (that weird isolated country surrounded by South Africa)). We don't make it there in an afternoon of course, so pull up by the side of the road and hike up the sides of a steep valley for a spot of wild camping. A fire, hot food, a free pitch, ...
... if I wasn't there! Although I did discover 3 new roads in doing this as well so the knowledge and learning were definitely shared out. There are a few more to be made up that were missing and a few more on the other side of the Ranger Station to be put up (probably when the roads dry out a little more) but it's a good start. We also ran into A and T while they were out and about (a nice moment for me but it definitely showed how much I missed the ...
... found it easier to drive with the lights at night than during the day. We went past the first fence gate and still no sign. Then at the top of a ridge we see a quad. No lights on just parked on the side if the track. (Taught well - never park in the middle or someone might ram you trying to get past.) Off in the distance we see 2 little lights. I beep my horn. A tries the radio but his goes flat so he uses mine. There is still no response, only beeps of someone pushing the ...
... was that the guys living up at Sakerbosch would not get their shopping or a radio until later in the day, if not tomorrow. Not a good situation but what can you do. So as the day wore on I became the "problem solver" a job that I know is awful here but has to be done. [some comments removed] On one trip, I ran into P and Ca who the latter was taking A into see a doctor in town. I finished the errand I was on and saw him off. His hand was swollen and I was almost flinching ...
... guys get excited when they're called so it's not often they don't answer.) It turns out they had caught 2 cat pickers (a plant that can be used as a drug), one had gotten away and they had the other one but his mate came back... with more mates so the 2 rangers had to fight for their lives. They're both ok thank goodness but apparently a little shaken. So when A finally came back I offered to do a North Gate run I knew he still had to do - all good but he still had ...