Today’s destination was to have been Sossusvlei. It seemed easy enough on the map and the roads were reported as being good. ‘Good’ is clearly a relative term for local use.
Blog posts: Road Trips
We left early for the drive down to the Fish River Canyon viewpoints. The only real nuisance was thick choking white dust from passing traffic temporarily whiting out the immediate road in front.
The fact that we were so comfortable in the warm beds provided by our most generous hosts, Graham and Michele Hobson, made the wake up call for 07:00 extremely difficult. We were to be meeting two fellow travelers, a French couple, who were hiking (not hitching) from Cape Point to Jerusalem.
Does everyone hate the city this much when they return from a trip in the outback? I don’t know if we have an “outback” in South Africa. I’ve always wondered about that. Perhaps we just have “the bush” or “the country”. Whatever you want to call it, I just got back from it and I’ve got city fever to the power of a hundred.
How do I begin to describe what I saw today awesome views from up top the highest hill over looking the Zambezi River, fish eagles crying in the distance, crickets starting clicking their wings by my feet.
Left Clarens for Fouriesberg, been on the road for five days now. Interesting journey ahead…
While in the eastern Free State, we took a drive to Rustler’s valley, which had a big colourful sign outside claiming it was “CLOSED!”
I think I was the first and only woman to ever be on one of those fishing dows…
Staring out to sea, I suddenly saw everything in a different light. It was early morning, the dhows were going out and I had just been stung by a wasp.
Why? I ask, why have I chosen the life of the city over the places I have just experienced?