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SA 20081217 - GRAAFF REINET to LADISMITH - Part 1



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The sweet receptionist, Michelle, let me use her Internet when I finally got to read Mercia's E-mail re Umkomaas and snow in PA - so I definitely do not look forward to going home... then I skipped breakfast and left before 08:00, odometer reading 23155, taking N9 to Aberdeen and a picture of a donkey cart.
At about 10:00 but exactly 23240 on the odometer and some 30 kms from Willowmore, I made a reststop near well-named "Vogelstruisleegte" and used some visine to be better prepared for the coming scenic Groot Swartberge and "Nietgenaamd" (=not named, what a lie) Natural Reserve. I was pleasantly surprised to find a shortcut to Oudtshoorn (102km) , route R341, and soon, even before "The Rest" I shot some ostriches, while in Rest itself I refused to take any picts of the many B and B's, restaurants and art shops.