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Don’t Forget to Stop and Smell the Flowers

Don’t Forget to Stop and Smell the Flowers

The ride from Hoedspruit to Pretoria was pretty uneventful with the exception of the odd near miss of potholes here and there. I had a quick stop in Dullstroom for drinks but other than that I just plodded on to my meeting at SANParks HQ in Pretoria. ( Itself designated as a National Park )

Some good ideas brainstormed and as a result I will be working on a new tour that will include more of the National Parks.

AJ familyA lazy weekend in Jozi ( Johanesburg ) with friends and a very interesting visit to The Cradle of Humankind. Said to be the place where the origins of man were discovered it shows the development of the earth for billions of years. You could easily spend a whole day here learning about the origins of humankind as well as a fantastic Sunday carvery in the restaurant.
Field of sunflowers. Today was one of those days where I had to eat up the kms to ensure I get to my destination on Tuesday evening. Once out of Jozi I was to ride the N14 for around 400km. The scenery I have to be honest was not that great with what must have been around 150km of continuous fields of mielies, or corn on the cob as its known back home. However I was then pleasantly surprised to see numerous fields of sunflowers. All facing the same way as they follow the path of the sun I guess. It was shortly after this that I noticed on NorthWest Province number plates pictures of Mielies and Sunflowers……and Elephants but I haven’t seen any of those yet!

Tonight I am staying at a small self catering guest house in Vryburg ( pronounced Fryburg which is rather apt as its about 40C ) for which I paid the princely sum of R300. Well I deserve it! Hopefully a good nights rest if I can get myself to turn off the TV ( haven’t seen one for ages! ). Tomorrow back on the N14 to do the remaining 420kms to what I have been promised is one of SANParks flagship parks. So I guess I will see tomorrow, then I’ll let you know. Sorry for lack of photos but want to make sure you get the good stuff. Now where’s the aircon controls gone? BTW this guest house is called Cozy Corner and well worth a visit if you are passing through.

Katie the KLR Finally a photo of Katie the KLR doing her bit to support rhinose day…..get it??.

Stay cool

AJ