Yesterday I posted a continuation of our trip down to the Berg. I mentioned the inclement weather we encountered on the top of the pass going down into Kwa-Zulu Natal and how my dearest hubby stopped so that I could don my Drizabone. Peggy, from Organic Growing Pains asked why there isn't a photo of me in my Drizabone. Well, there are very few photos of me; here at home or when we travel by bike around the country. Why? Because most times, I'm on the other side of the camera taking the photos. However, going into my archives, I found a photo of me wearing my Drizabone one wet day in November last year (yes, November is high summer in South Africa but there was a cold snap that day) while riding through Botswana. The Drizabone piece I possess is a jacket which reaches to below my thighs. It has long sleeves elasticised at the wrists and a hood which ties snugly under my chin. When I wear my Drizabone, I am warm, comfortable and... dry as a bone!
To photograph Grant and me at the Tropic of Capricorn, Botswana, I placed the camera on my helmet, activated the self-timer and dashed to take my place next to my darling husband.
Grant and me (see my trusty Drizabone) at the Tropic of Capricorn in Botswana on a cold wet day during November 2009. The sun started peeping through the clouds after this stop and soon we were riding along under gloriously sunny African skies
Welcoming committee when we returned from a 6000km bike trip through the Northern Cape (South Africa) Namibia, Botswana and the Northwest Province (South Africa) in November 2009 (Photo Credit: Debbie Hedges)
BTW, do pop over and visit Peggy's wholesome blog which is about her organic gardening and interesting life in Ireland.