Herdie inskrywing gaan weens tydsbeperkinge net in Engels wees. Ek hoop nie die Afrikaanse meerderheid gaan te vies wees nie 🙂
Today I had the most amazing day of my trip.
Early morning I received an sms. One of our ex-FSA pupils, Marlinée Fouche, organised a fund raising effort at her school, Hoërskool Monument in Krugersdorp. The money was paid in today. R 11 500.00.
R 11 500.00!!!
What can one say? Hoërskool Monument, baie baie dankie!!! Marlinée, baie dankie!
I then stopped for a quick coffee in Stellenbosch at friends. A lady walked passed, looked at the bike and then at me, and then came to introduce herself. Mrs Maniunia Spence was a reader of the blog during my 2008 trip and subscribed this year again. This morning we met by chance, the first time ever.
I rode the beautiful coastal road past Gordons Bay to Kleinmond. What a lovely road and beautiful scenery! I stopped for coffee and met a couple on a Honda Africa Twin. We started chatting and we discovered that we both had a crash in Namibia at the same river crossing close to Hardap Dam!
I continued my beautiful ride towards Genadendal over rolling green hills with majestic mountains to the west. At the church in Genadendal, as I got off the KLR, a car stopped next to me and a lady opened the window. She and her husband were driving around, showing their friend the area. Within minutes George and Bev Missing from Swellendam invited me to come and spend the night with them in Swellendam!
Now I have to go back to March. German friends, Dieter and Dorothee Moritz from Pulheim in Germany sent me a Facebook link. A colleague of Dieter left Germany early March on his motorbike to travel across Africa. This week I received an email from Dorothee that the colleague, Hendrik Kempfert, had reached Cape Town.
This afternoon in Swellendam on my way to George and Bev I stopped for coffee. A German couple asked whether they could join me at my table.
The gent was Hendrik Kempfert, the colleague from my German friends!
With him was his girl friend Isabel, a beautiful young lady. Then she showed me a faint scar on her lip that was nearly invisible. Elizabeth herself had a cleft lip and was operated as a baby!!
Then I got to the beautiful home of George and Bev. They are a stunning couple and made me feel at home immediately. George and I started speaking. They lived in Ladybrand where I was born and where I finished school. And even more stunning. George knows only one other person from Naboomspruit, a certain Mr Keat Cargnelutti.
Keat was supposed to come with me on this ride down Africa!
What do you think? Were all these paths that crossed each other today a coincidence? I doubt it.
It was a beautiful riding day. From Genadendal I was back on a gravel road all the way to Riviersonderend. I loved the ride as the road was good and the scenery BEAUTIFUL.
I am grateful that I had such a wonderful day on the KLR.
We are getting closer to our fund raising aim. End of next week we could be at R 75 000.00!
Like with Isabel we are going to give so many children the chance to restore their humanity. Can you imagine if this FSA project could become an annual event …