20 March 2016

Stanford breakfast run

Got up to a cloudy day, looked like it can rain, but it was time for a ride, Stanford is about 30 km out

Pig's snout

Here we will get some good food, started to drizzle as we stopped, just in time

Laughter is the best medicine

And indeed, the food was great

Dirt roads in a town, not seen so often anymore

Prawn Flats in the Kleinriverlagoon,  a very special place for me

A good team


03 February 2016

Geocahing trip

The weather is hot, it's summer, there are a  few geocaches not yet found
And then, there is still a town not yet explored, Wolvengat

Penquin sanctuary - cache # 1

Then off to the Strandveld museum, a museum displaying items from the sea and shore, also one of two cannons that were on the Birkenhead ship, that sank just off the coast at Gansbaai in 1852

Cache # 2



Next, Franskraal, # 3




Pearly Beach, # 4



Further along the coast to Buffeljagsbaai - # 5







Then on to Wolvengat, a small village accessable by dirt roads only





But before I go to this village, there is the southernmost vineyard on the African continent, and cahe # 6





Wolvengat, a quiet village in the Overberg, also known as Viljoenshof. It is situated 10 kilometres (6 mi) south of Elim and 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Bredasdorp. It was originally named Wolfgat or Wolvengat in reference to the brown hyena, known as strandwolf in Afrikaans. However, when the local post office was established the authorities named it Viljoenshof  in honour of DJ Viljoen, the Dutch Reformed (NGK) minister of Bredasdorp from 1904 to 1934;   this name was then extended to the village. The original name Wolvengat was officially restored in 1991. In the early 1900s the village had a school with 100 children, but by the early 21st century there was neither a church nor a school. The fertile soil, and the potential of using land for vineyards, explains the high property prices.






From Wolvengat to Baardskeerdersbos, the road is fairly diificult, with sand and loose gravel, quite a challenging ride, not much time for photos



Baardskeerdersbos, a quick pub lunch and off again, heading home


But first, a last photo for the day, Prawn flats, Hermanus


A nice 216 km ride, hard work in the heat, but very rewarding


27 December 2015

Day outride to Malgas, Western Cape province

Saturday, perfect weather for riding motorbike
Dual purpose, that is, some black stuff, but mostly, gravel
Some came together at Hermanus, others will join enroute


Just a quick stop to check all is in order with bikes

Passing through the beautiful town of Napier


Time for breakfast after the rest of the gang joined us - 2 x Yamaha's, 2 x Honda's, 2 x BMW's and 4 x KLR's


First touch of gravel, the reason for being out here

Stop for stretching legs and a chat here and there


As per usual, we try to have at least a photo of a windpomp in each ride

One of us with 4 beers, Windhoek Light - sharing between 13 people, only a small sip for each, nice, this is where a topbox becomes a coolbox


Time to relax at Malgas, Malagas Hotel, a few drinks, a bit of food, a lot of laughter


Crossing the Bree river on the last man-drawn pontoon in South Africa


Witsand, where the Bree river runs into the ocean


Windsurfers having a ball


Back over the pontoon, heading home