Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Off on our Bike Tour

All kitted out in our protective leather gear and ready to go!
South Africa: wide open spaces, big blue sky and glorious weather

As this post is aired this morning, we will be on our way to the Cape. Tonight we stop over in a little town called Aberdeen. We have booked a selfcatering cottage where we can relax after our first day back in the saddle since November last year. I've read up about the little town and see there are many interesting places to see and photograph (and blog about later on- ha!)
The next morning we'll carry on south to the Western Cape where we'll visit a friend living in "Wilderness" From there we take Route 62 inland and so we'll "meander up the road" to Barrydale where we meet up and stay with good friends. Then it's onto Knysna, a delightful tourist town on the coast. We'll stay the night with dear friends of ours who have a guest house overlooking the Knysna Heads. The next day we'll stay in a log cabin at Nature's Valley and do some serious birdwatching.
Once on the national road and heading back east up the coast again, we'll drop in on life-long friends whohave retired in Port Elizabeth. We'll spend the night with them. Our last night in the Cape province, we hope to book into a guest house called the Misty Mountain Lodge. The name says it all and I'll be sure to take many photos...
We hope to be in Kwa Zulu Natal by the middle of next week where we'll visit John and Debbie on their land in the Drakensberg. We're going to babysit the three children while John takes his wife away for a few days.
We'll be home, God willing, by next weekend in time for the dedication into the church of our newest grandson.
To all my fellow bloggers, take care and be blessed.


  1. This is so exciting going along with you on this tour! We have a lot of friends that are originally from South Africa. You guys are so adventurous! How far do you usually travel in a day? Can't wait to hear and see more from you!

  2. Hi Jo,
    Be safe, have fun, 'see' you when you return.
    Sunny :)

  3. have fun and a safe trip. You look very cool in your leathers.

  4. Hi Jo, Oh ---I'm so jealous. Sounds like a fabulous 'road trip'.... I hope you see lots of birds... Take pictures for me!!!! (I'm sure you will.)

    Have fun with friends ---and with family. I'll be waiting for lots of new pictures-and new experiences..

  5. Oh - enjoy enough for all of us! That sounds absolutely awesome! Be careful and have fun visiting all your friends. And fun with the kiddos later. God bless you guys!

  6. Have a wonderful time, Jo - it sounds like a wonderful trip/route to do and I can't wait to hear all about it and see your photo's on your return !

  7. That sounds an exciting trip. I would like to be in a side car with you.

  8. Keep safe traveling on your bikes! Have a wonderful time in your travels. I'm looking forward to seeing photos of your adventures.

  9. Have a wonderful trip - can't wait to hear all about it!

  10. Hope you're having a great ride. Sorry I'll miss you in the Draks. John gave me an awesome experience. Hugs!

  11. Hello Jo. What a pity we missed you when we were with John in the Drakensberg.

    I do love the way you and hubby travel around on the bike. A fantastic way to see the country.


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