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KNIGHTS OF THE ROAD

Date: 2nd April 2009

 For some reason which I cannot fathom this little bit of Information has come up out of order.  This should be read after the tour to Oudtshoorn.

We decided to go into the De Hoop Reserve and were subjected to yet more dirt roads but we did see Zebra, Bontebok and I think Eland - they were so far away and I'd forgotten my binoculars.  We also decided to walk to the beach which was covered in 'Bluebottles'.  Seth waded into the water and didn't heed our warnings.  He paid for it later with a particularly nasty sting which left him feeling very queasy and with a red weal on his leg.  

We were going to head up to Franschoek but a few miles down the road we had a puncture.  The boys couldn't effect a repair as they couldn't get the wheel nuts undone (fastened too tightly by a pneumatic 'thing' in a garage).  And we had no cell coverage - mind you I doubt that the AA would have come out to us.

We flagged down a Jeep and a delightful couple attempted to help but the gentleman had left his toolbox in his Campsite at De Mond and bless him he offered to drive all the way there and come back to aid us.  While we were waiting a young good looking South African drew up in a Bakkie with two lovely Sheep dogs.  He hadn't got the correct tyre wrench and we told him that another gentleman was coming back to help.  Off he went without saying a word and twenty minutes later he was back with the correct piece of equipment and the whole operation was done in a matter of minutes.  Our other gentleman came back despite the fact that his camp had been wrecked by Baboons.  We couldn't get over their kindness. So a million thanks for Dr. Oberlander from George and the anonymous lovely Farmer.  Only one other vehicle passed us in an hour - a large 4 X 4  which didn't stop but it was driven by a lone woman who might not have thought it safe.

We had to get a new tyre and with all the holdups we decided to ditch the idea of going to Franschoek and drove straight back to Capetown.

KNIGHTS OF THE ROAD

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