On Sunday we awoke early, fed the animals and got onto our motorcycle. We were on our way to Johannesburg (350kms/220 miles up the road) to attend a bike club meeting and to get meet meet with other biker friends. It was a glorious morning and we stopped for sunrise photos just a few minutes after leaving home. An hour-and-a-half into the ride, we stopped on the side of the road where we shared a flask of black and bitter coffee (my darling hubby forfeits his sugar and milk for me!) and then we were off again.
Sunrise on the road
An early morning ride through the savanna and farmlands of the Free State cannot be beaten for beauty, wide open spaces ...
Coffee on the N1 to Johannesburg. Somehow this reminds me of our coffee stops in the desert of Sudan
The traffic was minimal at 8.30 on a Sunday morning in Johannesburg
Most members arrived on their motorcycles. Many wives came later in vehicles. Our motorbike is not visible as it was parked at the other end of this row of bikes
After the meeting, we socialized a little and then it was time to head for home. On the way, we stopped at a Wimpy (where else, ha!) and bought take-away burgers and tea. We enjoyed this while sitting on the wall in the car park. At the same time we chatted to passersby and generally people-watched. The bike is behind me in this shot
We arrived home during the afternoon, which, once we'd changed from our biking gear, we spent relaxing in the garden with the pets lying around at our feet.
Angie is always at my side in the garden. She has a gentle sweet nature and loves the cats. Shadow is still very wary of all the dogs but I'm sure in time they'll all be friends
Shadow on the loose! And loving it
Trailing Shadow in the garden. He's walking "free" now. I let him drag the leash around but I stay close behind him
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