Wednesday, 25 June 2008

21st June 08

Date: 21st June 08
Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Weather: Clear blue skies and sunshine, 23°c
Status: Full Colonel which runs superbly and happy to be moving again.

Up to watch England get thrashed by New Zealand in the rugby, had the piss taken by numerous South Africans, just wait guys the Tri-Nations starts soon 

Left to go back to the Howling Moon tent factory in Durban as they’ve been repairing a zip and replacing the cover to my house for the last week, arrived and met the director David Fraser. Chatted for a while and discussed Afritrex and he asked me to give him the details of the project and website so they could set up links to mine, superb more coverage!

It was only when I opened up the tent in the evening that I realised they’d replaced ALL of the zips, fixed a couple of wear marks and supplied me with a complete new set of window poles…all for next to nothing! A really amazing service for which I am very thankful

Stopped off at The Pavillion shopping centre for lunch and then left for Underberg at the base of the Sani Pass, the famous winding, sheer drop surrounded unsurfaced road through the Drakensburg mountains into Lesotho.

A picturesque 120km drive to the Sani Pass backpackers and then a quick bite to eat before heading to the local hotel to watch Russia beat Holland 3-1 in the Euro Champs.

Bed….which I’ve totally been looking forward to, back in my own tent. Very cold night though on this the shortest day of the year here! 8°c

End of day location: Sani Pass, South Africa
Distance covered: 275kms

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