Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Day 1


I met up with Operator in Stellenbosch at 12h30 and we rode over Hellshoogte to Franschhoek and over the pass to meet up with Rooipoot at the Theewaterskloof dam. Rooipoot then led us along gravel roads besides the Riviersonderend river through Genadendal , Greyton & Riviersonderend village and then more gravel across country down to Malgas, across the pont and down to Witsand at the mouth of the Breerivier. Rooipoot knows the area well and took us along some minor roads. We stayed in a house belonging to family of his. Supper in a restaurant. 323 km arriving just after 6pm.

I only took one photo that day. This is at Malgas where the recent floods piled three houseboats on top of each other against an electricity pylon.

The pont itself was saved by the operators who moved it along the cable as the water rose so that it was always at the shoreline; but when the water later dropped it was beached and they had quite a job getting it back in the water with a tractor.

Continue to Day 2


No comments: