We’ve made it! At five o’clock on 30th December 2007, we pulled up at our final destination, the Cape of Good Hope. Located within Cape Town’s fabulous Cape Point Nature Reserve, it is the most south westerly tip of the continent we’ve spent three months traversing. What a fantastic way to round off what has been a most amazing trip! We were greeted with loud shouts and much hand-waving by friends of ours who had come well-equipped with celebratory bottles of champagne (of both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties). Surprised tourists milled around, wondering what was going on, until someone explained. A few wanted their photo taken with us, which made us feel like mini-celebrities, as did the paparazzi of cameras which clicked away as we parked our bikes up next to the sign marking our final end point. As we stood there, sipping the bubbly and smiling broadly at everyone, it slowly started to sink in. It was finished. seo analysis of website No more worries about road conditions, bike failures or punctures. No more wondering where we’d be sleeping that night, or when the next shower would be. It was over! We had done what we’d set out to achieve. That little tip at the end of Africa to which we’d departed every day was right here, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. What a wonderful feeling.
We are delighted to hear that The Times recently featured an article on our chosen charity, Riders for Health, as part of their Christmas Charity Appeal. Many thanks to Richard George, from Westpoint Peripherals in the UK, who we met in Wells at our fund-raising stall, and who has already generously donated.
The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that we were a bit lax with updates from Namibia and Botswana, but that we’ve now rectified this situation with 3 new posts about our travels. You may also notice that we appear to have made rapid progress from Zambia. You would be right. Indeed, we have made it through to Egoli, the City of Gold, otherwise known to the rest of the world as Johannesburg, just in time to see Glyn’s dad on his birthday and wish him a good one. There’s another post yet to be written about the leg which brought us here, but for now we would just like everyone to know that we’ve made it to here and will probably now take a few days out before doing any more in the way of online communications. However, for those interested in contacting us, we will keep an eye on the site and emails, especially since we’re waiting on messages from shipping companies regarding taking the bikes back to the UK. We do also now have an SA cellphone, and are contactable by that means if you email us for the number. Will revise and revamp this post soon. Until then, happy reading!