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Monday, June 21, 2010

Day 7: Moordenaarspoort to Brosterlea

88km/9 hours. Had to take it easier today. Totally overslept and only got going after 7 but felt tired with heavy legs. Had a long stop at Vaalbank to recharge a bit and enjoyed sitting in the sun, playing with the dogs and feeding my face with Sandra's baked goodies. Headed out into some new sections with navigation required but all straightforward in the daylight and then pedalled on into a stiff headwind to Brosterlea farm, where I arrived at 4:30pm. On the way I came across a tortoise trying to cross the road, so helped him out. Also spooked a rooibok coming down the hill quite fast at Leeuwkraal - he jumped out and ran in front of me for the next 500m, I was doing 40km/h and he left me behind. Resting up at Brosterlea now and going on early tomorrow, the wood stove is roaring and its warm inside.


  1. Nice going Glenn. Some big pushes but worth it. Hated the Loutebron and Bontehoek portages last year - they were such a mission with the mud. lad you have some good weather for now.

  2. Thanks again for the updates and pictures. Enjoying the armchair version immensely.