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Last view of the
Indian Ocean at
Mazeppa Bay
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(left):
Lumka Mathe
24, teacher
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BLO fecit
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Contents
SA 2008-2 Journey

SA 20081215

MAZEPPA BAY to
KING WILLIAMS TOWN
via BUTTERWORTH



Mazeppa Bay to Butterworth and N2
Butterworth to King Williams Town
I departed Mazeppa Bay at 07:05 odometer 022594 and took some nostalgic sea and skyscape photos.
When I stopped near Taffalifefe to take a shot of some goats, a 12 year old girl materialized and offered to take the picts for which she greedily charged R 20 and wished me a Merry Christmas. It then started to rain and I picked up a young lady on her way to shop in Butterworth.
She was a 24 year old teacher from WSU. Her husband had died last February in 5 days leaving her two children. She earned R5K per month (US$ 500) and had saved R1K. She was dressed in a leather coat costing R450 and had a nice handbag worth R120. To take a "kombi" to Butterworth or back cost R21.
Butterworth was crowded and wet, so I did not take any photos. I enjoyed the spectacular N2 section across the Kei bridge which I knew from last Februari. and where I stopped at Ultracity for lunch and ATM. A dozen or so kms further south I turned off onto Route R63 to Komga, Kei Road and King Williams Town. The German names of towns nearby derive from the settlers from the German Legion which was disbanded after the Crimean War.