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My friend Harm (who works too hard in my opinion and looks a bit like Moses with that beard) is in Kimberley, so I decided to go and visit him since he never visits me. We started in the courtyard of the Halfway House Hotel at around 2 pm ..... and stopped 11 hours later. The way I see it, we skipped at least 5 "get together s" in the last year so …
... up early and after breakfast, loaded up the car and resumed the trip north. After a discussion we decided to break our journey at Kimberley, the old mining town as Dad was interested to see the Big Hole. This was still a 400 km drive but we arrived after midday after passing long stretches of flat scrub like bush which reminded me a little of the Northern Territories in Australia. I did also spot my first group of Meerkats on the highway tarmac, look outs on ...
... It's good enough for the Blue Train. Two gentlemen of a certain persuasion enjoy each other's company in the bar car. Both are drinking hideously coloured cocktails. Both are wearing velvet style smoking jackets and bow ties. Look like meerkats off the Comparethemarket.com adverts.
Train trundles through the Karoo desert. No light pollution whatsoever. Inky black sky the like of which I've not seen since being in the Chilean Atacama desert.
Stars shine bright like a diamond.
I am currently in the planning stage of my Great Adventure - the checking - double checking and crossing off the list, all I have bought, borrowed and stollen.
The time is nearly apon me just the final preparations for my Road trip - Joburg to Pemba.
My Beach house is organised for one month right oppersite my good mate Russell`s Pemba Magic Lodge ...
... anyway. We said goodbye to our little VW Polo after having completed 3312km in 11 days. We were then able to relax in our hotel on our nice fluffy pillows clean sheets and hot water. The only downside was when they say this is an aiport hotel they mean it. Single glazing and right under the approach of the runway made for an early morning wake up call.
Our last day has included a bit of ...
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