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... and funky bruises on my legs now from the straps.
We made the most of the rest of our day at the hotel, using the pool, playing scrabble on the terrace and having afternoon tea (since when is qi a word?!).
We headed up to the Ampitheatre backpackers and met up with James and Hermione (our friends from med school who are doing their elective in Manguizi, near Swaziland) and went ...
... to "one of" the most amazing, but if the weather had been clear it would have been no contest).
And let me say here that Frances was magnificent throughout the day. Her baulks were brief, her protestations pro forma, her whining quickly wafted away, her wet feet were rarely mentioned.
We spent half an hour at the edge and started back around noon. (We had started at 7:30). The mist was coming down but there was never more rain than ...
On the road again. Top box works wonderfully. 240km to go to Harrismith. Having a late breakfast, lunch at petrol port. Got away quite late this morning but at least not cold. Looking forward to getting home. This part of the route is actually a bit boring. Maybe go off the highway tomorrow and take a bit more scenic route. The long straight highway roads are not that much fun, but ...
... ate and drank there. Again, it was not very busy due to the season, but I met a couple really cool people - Jenny, a ER physician from England/Australia, and Craig, a Scot hugely into outdoors fitness ****. Also, two really annoying dudes from the Netherlands and Germany - Jordy and Alex. Both were in film/TV and spoke almost entirely in references, and poor sarcasm. Craig, Jenny and I would roll our eyes at them when they weren't ...
... The other cliff offered much more spectacular views so once again we took advantage of the photo op. Once again we spent a half an hour taking in the scenery and then it was time to head back down. This time we would be taking an alternate route, that involved chain ladders. The ladders were 15 and 25 meters in length and were the most intense part of the hike because you were suspended over nothing except for exposed rock. After a two hour ...