Kakamas to Springbok
Ok so I thought that the road between Olifantshoek and Upington was perfect; well, I can now say that it was not perfect. The road between Kakamas and Pofadder is definitely perfect though. Km after km of smooth road. We hit the Hondas hard and the kms just flew past. There were times I had to force myself to go slower just to look around and appreciate the beauty along the way. We stopped at a few spots where the flowers bloom.
Springbok came closer in a hurry. We had lunch at Titbits; if you ever go through Springbok I suggest you visit this rest stop and enjoy good company and very good food.
Tomorrow will be a long day on the road to Ceres, just over 500km away. But if the road is anything like what we had today, well then we will eat the kms for breakfast!
Actually we decided to speak only Afrikaans on this trip so writing the blog at night is really challenging. It is difficult to express myself in English and to try and give justice to this beautiful place. "Dis die Jirre se tuin hierdie" (This is the Lord's Garden). In Springbok, Titbits ("Pramhappies") is a great place to have lunch and after our Sunday nap we went back for dinner. Like Christa I took some strain today - maybe because I am too slow to react to the warning, "Baby hold on, we're going to go fast now!' In 0 - 0.5 seconds I have to wake up, get my head down and adjust my grip! Well all is well in my world and I am looking forward to tomorrow.
We started the day with a nice long walk to the Orange River and back to Vergelegen where we stayed, with the early morning sun on our backs. It was lovely to greet the day with a nice brisk walk, with fresh crisp air in your lungs. Dee, picture this all along the way - rose quartz and clear crystal just lying around everywhere. If we were here with a bakkie I would have picked up bags full of these precious gemstones, one for you and one for myself. No wonder the whole place is so tranquil. The drive to Springbok was fine but I took a bit of strain and just could not sit right on the bike today. Luckily the landscape made up for the pain I felt in my one knee. I just love this area of our country and I must say for the first time I really connected with this place, it is as if you become one with the landscape while you travelling on the bike. This is such a gracious and proud landscape, you can't help but to fall in love with it. All along the road the fencing is secured by big blocks of rose quartz and clear crystal, like a little love line along the way. Elize, the picture of Food Zone in Pofadder is especially for you, it's a bummer we missed your sister. After some distance from Pofadder the landscape starts to change with thousands of small little flowers blooming everywhere... yes you guessed right, we've reached Namaqualand. Springbok is such a cosy little town, nestled between mountains of stones and Namaqualand flowers. We had the best pasta and pizza at Titbits. See you tomorrow on the way to Ceres.
Well, well, well. Who wants to know what is between Pofadder and Springbok? Let me tell you. Nothing, nothing and more nothing. The closer you get to Springbok, the more beautiful it gets. Springbok lies between mountains. I'm sure you've heard the name Titbits already. When in Springbok do yourself a favour and grab a bite there. The drive here was once again spectacular. There was a stretch where I wanted to go a little bit faster than 120km/h but Janeke kept squeezing me with her knees. It was a little bit annoying, ha ha! Which I could actually understand, because she likes to sleep on my back so she gets quite a fright when I decide to go faster. This trip is awesome and all fun and games. Till tomorrow, have a splendid night and sleep tight. Over and out...
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