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Travel Blogs from Pietermaritzburg
... across the road. Simon expressed a concern that perhaps we should leave the unknown to him Toyota at home, and take his trusty Landrover with it's low range 4WD for this expedition. Well you can imagine what both I, and the Toyota that had conquered the Himalayas and Mongolia thought of that, but we both keep our counsel and decided that we would just see how we got along. After a very pleasant border crossing experience out of SA we set ...
... disabled, so that God’s strength and goodness, in that he still loves and died for a sinner like me, can shine through me. I want to be honest about who I am, so that God can have all the credit and glory when he uses me to accomplish his purposes, instead of me recieving the glory. This is still something I am working through being able to articulate. It seems like a very complicated concept, but I am thankful to God for allowing me to begin ...
... area is incredibly beautiful and reminded me a lot of the Grand Canyon or Sedona with its striking red rock and dramatic formations.
The Potholes are named after a 19th century surveyor, Thomas Bourke, who worked for a local mining company trying to find gold. He named them "lucky" as he was convinced that the potholes would yield a large gold deposit. Although there was not much gold to be found in the potholes ...
- Destination: Hilton
- Fuel: a lot.. haven't worked it out just yet.
- Weight of car: 3100KG
- Height: 2.3m – which means no undercover parking...which may be okay considering where we are going.
- Destination: Hilton
- Mileage: 0km
- Fuel: 0km
- Dinner: home roast pork, potatoes, veg, red wine (from a bottle!)
... Dave and I were down the hill and Karen Ginna, Stewart and Rodger were up the hill. We all had quaint little cottages with no showers.
After a light lunch of toasted sandwiches we hit the little markets. Many of the old buildings had been converted into shops selling African souvineers. Karen is very good at bargaining the locals down and I am very bad. I got totally ripped but felt so bad for ...