A thought about South Africa

Posted: June 9, 2011 in Africa Orbital
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Darren Writes 8th June ‘11

It’s not always easy to describe an adventure, the cultures met, the places explored, vistas and our experiences along what has been an enduring yet an incredibly rewarding challenge. More so, expressing how one feels eludes all but the most articulate of people or at least, expression in the form of words. For Russ and I, probably the greatest of our travels have been the people we have met and I was reminded recently of the joy and sadness of meeting such fantastic people, to share unforgettable times but to then move on as our journey compelled us. We have now left South Africa, have travelled through Swaziland, and are now climbing our way north, up the coast of Mozambique. From Pretoria (near Jo’burg), over the last two days, as my odometer clicked onwards, I couldn’t help to feel simultaneously that joy and sadness.  Ok, so most people I have liked in South Africa, but some people I like more… like the ones you feel like you’ve known all your life and they don’t need to articulate with words. We don’t know if we will see any of these great people again. I would hope so but if not there is plenty of room left in our memories… or at least until we will turn old and senile.

So this is a precursor of our journey to date but written as a salute to the most  friendliest/beautiful people met on our Journey from Cape Town to Pretoria. Cheers guys!

Next blog update soon.. Maybe will be Russ as I have some scuba plans tomorrow… Will still sort out the pics though!

  1. It is good to see that you are going well at presnt. Yes memories of folk you’ve met on the way go a long way to take away the experiences of breaking down and having to wait for parts etc. Glad to see that you have enjoyed it all so far. As the saying goes “The best is yet to come”.

    I pray that all goes well for you both on this return part of the journey.

    I suppose the very cold weather has gone now????

    Sorry no pics this time but expecting some when you go scuba diving and Russ will include them in his next blog.

    Many thanks for blogging, it is great to see how you are doing.


  2. Mabel Molloy says:

    Hi guys,

    What happened in Port Elizabeth? Cathy was waiting for your arrival!

    We’ve now reached the end of our trip but will continue to follow your progress. Travel safely and keep the pictures coming.

    Chris & Bridge

    • Hi Guys.. Ironically she was apparrently in the uk when we went to PE! Say hi to her for us and sorry to have missed her. I bet youre sad to come to the end of youir travels. But looking forward to new projects im sure… Take it easy and all the best

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