Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gravel and tar weekend trip - 13 to 16 Des 2014

2014. It's been quiet a year. Kids left home, some key areas at the office having undergone some change, some turmoil in other areas. I wont expand, suffice to says its been a year to remember. What better way than to take ones mind of things doing a gravel and tar road trip. I planned a route, something simple and easy. I wanted to do some easy gravel roads in the Overberg area. Full of excitement and expectation we left. 4 days of traveling!!

First stop would be for a breakfast in Franschhoek. A table in the shade was preferred for having a coffee with croissants and scrambled egg.

Onwards we went, up the pass .

Did some lovely tar and gravel going to Greyton. Visited the local flee market.

Left after a cuppa, on towards Arniston. Traveling through some lovely landscapes.

Stopped for lunch at the Wimpy at Caledon

Booked in at the hotel in Arniston.

We went for some walkies around town

Next day we took the gravel road to Still bay via Malgas, Witsand and Vermaaklikheid

Crossing the Bree River at Malgas by pond

Stopped for lunch at Witsand

On the way to Vermaaklikheid, took a break at the low water bridge crossing the Duiwenhokriver.

We got to Still bay, had a nice super with beer at the local tavern. Then struggled to find a place to stay the night. Just before the sun went down, found this nice cottage.

Next day the route took us to Gouritsrivermouth, Herbertsdale, Vanwyks dorp and Koedoeskloof near Caltizdorp


On the way to Vanwyks dorp

Koedoeskloof we stayed over for the night

Last day was route 62 back home. Had a coffee break in Barrydale

Doing the tar road is rather boring. Decided to take the gravel road. Halfway between Robertson and Worcestor, turned left to take the gravel road to Villiersdorp. Another low waterbrigde was crossed.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A shorty to Cape Point

Another weekend, another Sunday, another beautiful day in the Cape. Aren't we blessed? What to do on such a day. Many thing come to mind, many options to ponder about.

I haven't been able to do any biking the past week. Why? Sold my helmet with the Honda Transalp last weekend, it took me sometime to find a replacement.

Anyhow, discussed the route with Maryke, we ended up doing an outing to Cape Point Nature reserve. Being a holder of a wildcard, having a full tank available on the Pig, it turned out to be a non-expence day alltogether (does that make sense...?)

Anyhow, first pit stop just before entering the reserve

Evidence to proof I was a the most southern point in Africa. Well.... at least that is what is cliamed on the billboard.