The road to/from Luderitz, was stunning but caused havoc with bike. Strong winds blew fine sand into wheel bearings and onto brake pads. Tyres were also practically bald by now. Could not risk another 300km on gravel roads (many small sharp stones!), so eventually decided against the visit to Fish River Canyon. Instead I raced onto SA border on 15th.
|The Skeleton Coast,half way between Walvis Bay and Luderitz|
Temp in Kalahari desert on way down was 49C! I opened my visor to get some relief, instead the air felt like a hair dryer on full blast! I made it to Springbok that eve, at 485 miles, this was the longest days ride.
|Kalhari Desert - crosses Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.This shot |
was taken in Nambibia.
Yesterday, non-stop rain forced me to stop in Cederberg region, allegedly beautiful countryside, but now cloaked in mist/rain. The Region's Annual rain fell in just 2days. On a bike you really are constantly battling the elements!
|Cederberg Region, South Africa - This is what Jay was missing!|
Today, I finally arrived in Capetown!!!
|Cape Town, South Africa|