Pure delight. Adventure biking.

I am back home after nearly three weeks of radiation treatment.

The day is dawning. To celebrate my homecoming I now sit on my porch (stoep, what a beautiful Afrikaans word!) with a mug of coffee, enjoying the birds and going through the photographs of Nico Laurens after his motorbike ride through Eastern Africa.

In the previous post I mentioned how we met. Well, he did his ride without GPS and with old-fashioned maps. Africa touched him. I know our continent will benefit tremendously from his past, present and future experiences. Good to see highly educated and qualified people like Nico stay with their roots and ply their talents here.

The next post tomorrow will be a hairy experience and over the weekend you can read about Patti’s hair-raising experiences during their Africa crossing.

Enjoy the photographs!

My sleepings places on my ride.

My sleeping places on my ride.

Tanzania, north of Arusha.

Tanzania, north of Arusha.

Kenia, close to Naivasha.

Kenya, close to Naivasha.

Kenia: If he can ride there I can do it as well!

Kenya: If he can ride there I can do it as well!

Entering Uganda.

Entering Uganda.

Lake Tangajika: Loading the KLR on the ferry.

Lake Tanganyika: Loading the KLR on the ferry.

The KLR found its place on the deck!

The KLR found its place on the deck!

Sorry Nico, I lost the caption of this photograph! I know it is Zambia. Will correct it later.

Sorry Nico, I lost the caption of this photograph! I know it is Zambia. Will correct it later.

Namibia: Vingerklip.

Namibia: Vingerklip.

Namibia: Close to Brandberg.

Namibia: Close to Brandberg.

Namibia: Help arrives. (Poor KLR!)

Namibia: Help arrives. (Poor KLR!)

Experience comes at a price🙂

 

How are we going to get it out?

How are we going to get it out?

Namibia: Close to the Messing crater.

Namibia: Close to the Messing crater.

Namibia: How the air filter shouldn't look like!

Namibia: How the air filter shouldn’t look like!

Namibia: On the road to Aus.

Namibia: On the road to Aus.

Namibia: Luderitz

Namibia: Luderitz

Namibia after crossing through part of the Richtersveld.

Namibia after crossing through part of the Richtersveld.

Thank you Nico for sharing some of your experiences!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Responses to Pure delight. Adventure biking.

  1. Gerda Lombard says:

    Ongelooflike fotos!!!!! Het skoon hoendervleis, wat ‘n ervaring!!!! Dankie dat julle dit met ons deel Lodie. Geniet jou STOEP!!!

  2. Johnita says:

    Awesome Fotos!!! Afrika is ons tuiste. Sterkte en rus lekker en geniet daardie heerlike koffie op die stoep.

  3. Patti Govers-Tesch says:

    Heerlijk Lodie! Wat fijn om in de koude winter hier in Duitsland, die warmte van Afrika te zien. Maar ook en vooral die enorme ruimte die jullie hebben. Deze foto´s zijn fantasties en geven me heimwee naar jullie prachtige kontinent! Stoep… zeggen we overigens ook in Nederland! Geniet van je stoep; we zitten even bij jou. Patti

    • Heidi Hoffmann says:

      Baie dankie vir die pragtige fotos, Lodie!
      Hoop jy het ‘n wonderlike rustyd by jou huis.
      Baie sterkte , dink aan jou!
      Heidi.

  4. Martin says:

    Great blog, I just love it out there
    I’ve also got one – http://dualadventurebiking.blogspot.com/

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