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2008 SA JOURNEY

page 39, Februari 14

GRAAFF REINET (by Ben)

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2008 SA JOURNEY

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Valentine's
Day !!


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At breakfast in the Karroo Inn at Middelburg, Barb and Harry brought us two chocolate eggs for Valentine's Day! We left at 08:40 looking for the road to Richmond even though a lady advised us to head for Graaff Reinet (GR). The pavement got so bad that Barb proposed to follow the lady's advise, so after some picts we returned to Middelburg and then went on for some 103 km to G.R. over the LootsbergPass, which at 1,787 m. is higher than one mile high Denver, Co. There was even a sign: "Occasional Snow"...shortly after that, at 10:25, we passed the Nandelberg Pass (1,446m). Mercia had a headache so I challenged Barb to be quiet for an hour on a token bet of one Rand - which she lost soon - upon which Harry offered me R 20 ... and at the next pass, Barb exuberated:"I'll do it for one hundred Rands next!" We arrived in beautiful G.R. at 10:45 and parked behind the Club which would not open till 11:00, so we agreed that we would walk around independently and meet at the Club at 11:30. Thus most of the shots above were taken by me, and Barb's appear on the next page.