Friday 4 July 2008

3rd July 08

Date: 3rd July 08
Location: Bulungula, South Africa
Weather: Clear blue skies and sunshine, cold at night. 12 - 30°c
Status: All very well, Ben – training again and feeling good, Colonel – ticking along just fine, Alex – sobered up, Ana – not looking forward to going home again!

With sunrise happening at 07:10hrs the tent has light flooding into it by 06:00hrs which means early starts; to me are the best thing in the world and the best part of the day too!

As the sun broke the horizon I wandered down to the beach to witness it breaking through the Indian Ocean and waded through the chest deep cold water to cross the river to the white sandy beach beyond! After a chilly short run I’d reached the end of the sand and the rocks and made my way back to the Colonel and the tent to get ready for breakfast.

Had a full on English fry up and feeling happy left the stunning surroundings of Bulungula up the seriously difficult 4WD track and ‘eventually’ onto the tarred road which led us some 248kms later into Chinsta and to the welcoming reception of Buccaneers Backpackers.

Pitched the tent and settled into the veranda to chat to the locals and soak up the last of the evening sun before enjoying a full on Mexican evening meal and then off to bed….

End of day location: Chinsta, South Africa
Distance covered: 248kms

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