Photo diary

We are back in South Africa in good health.

I found Francois at the Wimpy (Ria, Maun grew into a big town the last few years).

The two KLRs ran so smoothly that I fell in love again with my old Faithful. Considering that we rode every day in desert temperatures of 43 – 45 degrees the two bikes proved themselves again. My KLR is just short of 115 000 km, still with the same engine.

We have one week to go for the fund raising for the Magrietjies. With the bids for the handbags we are already over R 40 000. To be fair I won’t give the bid amounts now. If you are interested in bidding on one of the beautiful handbags, send me an email with your bid. (lodie  at  naboom2germany.co.za)

At the moment we have:

2013 Ride for the Magrietjies – November        
         
      Total: R 39,407.64
         
Mrs K Ditara 15-Nov R 100.00    
Ernst Diekmann 13-Nov R 1,364.93    
Magrietjie support 12-Nov R 320.00    
Riding boot 11-Nov R 2,840.00    
Ina Bester 08-Nov R 500.00    
Marietjie Grové 04-Nov R 1,000.00    
         
    R 6,124.93    
         
         
October donations   R 18,510.00    
September donations   R 14,772.71    
         
    R 33,282.71    

 

A regular contributor is Mrs K Ditara. She donated also two of the boos she had written to the Magrietjie function. Thank you so much Kuni!

Here are the first of a selection of photographs taken during our ride. As with every first day of any ride it was a boring day.

The splash of red was refreshing after riding through a bone-dry landscape. Palapye, photograph Francois.

The splash of red was refreshing after riding through a bone-dry landscape. Palapye, photograph Francois.

At our camping site Ithumela. Palapye, photograph Francois

At our camping site Ithumela. Palapye, photograph Francois

I was tired, kaput, after the first day's riding. I think I've lost even more weight. Palapye, photograph Francois

I was tired, kaput, after the first day’s riding. I think I’ve lost even more weight. Palapye, photograph Francois

It was hot. Not even the candle survived the heat. Palapye, photograph Francois.

It was hot. Not even the candle survived the heat. Palapye, photograph Francois.

Open-air washing with only the stars as company.

Open-air washing with only the stars as company.

I loved the open-air shower. No need for warm water.

I loved the open-air shower. No need for warm water.

Early morning coffee. I slept in my mosquito-net tent. I hate mozzies and I love fresh air and the stars above.

Early morning coffee. I slept in my mosquito-net tent. I hate mozzies and I love fresh air and the stars above.

 

The photographs of the next day’s riding follow soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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