Road Trip with my son…

One of the reasons for my silence the past two months was that I was training very hard. This coming Sunday it is the Pick ‘n Pay Argus Cycle Tour. I am aiming for my 20 th medal this year.

Yesterday morning my eldest son and I left home at 04:00. We are having a road trip to Cape Town.

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Yesterday was a very long day- 1156 km from home to Beaufort West, where we arrived at 17:00.

This morning was fun- we drove through the scenic Meiringspoort…

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A bit later through Oudtshoorn, the one time ostritch mecca of the world. We drove on Route 62 to Barrydale, and over Tredouxpass to Swellendam.

Tonight we are staying at the Cape Agulhas Backpackers Lodge ar Struisbaai. What a fun place to stay if you want to visit the Southern most tip of Africa.  Which we did this afternoon.

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We had a lot of fun so far, driving more than 1600 km in 2 days (1000 miles). Today was extremely hot, we measured about 41 degrees C in the car. We passed an Asian gentleman on a bicycle, geared for transcontinental travel. He looked in distress, and we stopped and asked if he was OK. He ran out of water, and we were glad to give him a litre of cold bottled water. He said his thermometer showed 48 degrees on the tarmac!

There is a serious heatwave
In the Cape Province, with some serious bush fires around our race route for Sunday. I am just praying and hoping for cooler weather, and that the fires will be doused before the weekend’s race.

But I am having a good time with my eldesr son!

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HE is also enjoying his first ever Backpacker lodge experience. Now signing off, I am tired tonight!

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10 thoughts on “Road Trip with my son…

  1. I have done a few road trips with my sons and its great to get away with them. No TV, No Computers. its great and they get to learn/practice the ancient art of conversation.
    Enjoy the time. They are good memories for both of you.

  2. Thanks for sharing so many great photos of your son. My fave is the last one – maybe because I’d love to be chillin’ in a hammock myself. You are keeping so busy with the training and the road trip – it will keep you youthful!🙂

  3. Good luck with the Argus (one of many things on my bucket list, but as I don’t own a bicycle at present it’s down towards the bottom). And enjoy the road trip.

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