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|
|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|
|October donations||R 18,510.00|
|September donations||R 14,772.71|
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 photographs of the next day’s riding follow soon.