Monday, May 9, 2011

TdA Stage 89. Back in Civilization.

133km. Orange River Camp to Springbok.

We were back on pavement today and made our last border crossing of the trip as we entered South Africa this morning. It has been a long journey getting here, yet it feels as though it has gone by far too fast. It is hard to believe that just one month ago I was struggling with the magnitude of the journey. What a difference good health can make.

Once again, the border represented a marked difference in landscape and people. Cycling in South Africa is a bit like cycling in North America. More traffic. Faster traffic. Roadside debris. Roadside amenities. White people (well, there a lot more than I'm used to seeing lately, anyway). I will miss the joy of the remote roads in Africa.


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