Day 2

Trip Start May 16, 2012
Trip End May 26, 2012

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Where I stayed
The Royal Hotel Pilgrim's Rest
Read my review - 4/5 stars

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Got up at 7 this morning. Just had breakfast. Was lovely. Going to pack the bike now and then head out around 9. A bit cooler here than Durban so dressing a little warmer.

Longest leg so far, Piet Retief to Carolina, 160km. Butts are a little sore but went well.

Next leg to Dullstroom. Only 84km.

In Dullstroom. Stopped at Birds of Prey centre. Quite nice. In to town now to look around.

Road going well. Was nice drive from Carolina.

Had a bit of a slip in Dullstroom. Was pulling away and bike stalled. Lost my balance and bike decided it would prefer to go lie down. Luckily I was able to put it down softly. And Maxie and I didn't get hurt at all, except for my ego. We had an audience. Luckily 2 guys came to the rescue to help lift the bike.

Stopped in Lydenburg and visited an old friend of Maxie. Then off to Pilgrims. Drove over Robbers pass. 1778m above sea level at the top Stopped at lookout point(see pics). When we stopped in front of the Royal Hotel Maxie realized she left her glasses on the back of the bike at the lookout point. So up we went again. Halfway up on a sharp turn, in the middle of the road, there were her glasses. And guess what? Not a scratch.

In the bar now. Well deserved drink. Then off to supper. Lovely vintage room. Stunning here.

More to come tomorrow.
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Richie on

I am so super jealous! Trip looks SO much fun and I am glad both of you are enjoying it.
Oh, glad you and Maxie (as well as your bike) are all fine after the slip!

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