10 Jul 2010

the Monster

The last day is staring me in the face. A monster of a climb out of Stettynskloof and on to Diemersfontein. Thanks to all the good wishes, I need them all at this stage as it is pouring with rain and has done so for most part of the day.
We're trying to dry clothes, sort out meals, ditching loads of unnecessary stuff to be as light as possible for tomorrow's haul. We've poured over maps, read and reread narratives......we're exhausted.
Just to go back a few days.....in the middle of nowhere is a farm house with a very neat little garden and very clean stoep and Mrs Fourie stays there, on her own for the last nine years. The narrative says we have to call on Mrs Fourie and ask for water just so 'they' know that we've been there. Well, Mrs Fourie has been making coffee and dishing out rusks for everyone. I think she deserves a blanket!
Now for tomorrow!

2 comments:

Jake said...

Nou toe nou daar is jy amper klaar. Dis nou 09:10 en jy het seker al 'n paar kilometers agter die rug. Sterkte vir hierdie die laaste dag. Ons vertrou dat dit sal goedgaan en dat jy die glorie van die Freedom Chalenge sal beleef later vandag wanneer jy by Diemersfontein in free! Groete Jake en Annali

Jake said...

rentspBAJA, BAJA GELUK GERDA!! jy kan voorwaar trots wees op jouself. Well done Rodney for being Gerda's greatest supporter! Gerda nou moet jy begin oefen vir die trans Baviaans. ha ha