June 25, 2024

D-day and the perfect way to start the trip

We left home at 18h05 this afternoon after scrambling for the last few things to pack. Suddenly it looked as if we packed too much yet I still managed somehow forget my Crocs. An overwhelming feeling of “what the hell are we doing” hit me as we got geared up.

We had a short 42 km drive to our first camping spot but stopped for fuel and McDonalds on the way. It was almost completely dark as we rode into Killarney racetrack where we were friendly greeted at the gate and directed to the Marshall’s boma where Paul Lehmann and Gail welcomed us with hot coffee. We had a lovely chat and heated our takeaways in the microwave before having supper on the pit straight.

We pitched our tent on the grass next to the track and are now ready for a good first night’s sleep. We have to get up early tomorrow morning as the track is booked out, but still everyone at Killarney went out of their way to not only accommodate us but make us feel at home. We are looking forward to tomorrow morning’s early track session and the first leg of the Cape to Cairo trip!

6 thoughts on “D-day and the perfect way to start the trip

  1. Onthou net moet nooit oppi eerste dag af blikemmer nie
    Met deursettingvermoe en sterkte sal julle dit goed maak, so ek worri nie te veel oor julle nie. Altwee lekker hardegat en ek weet waar kom Tania sn vandaan.
    Relax enjoy en gee gas
    Pa Chanie

  2. Dis so lekker as ‘n droom waar word! Ek het altyd geweet julle gaan nog oor land na Kairo ry maar gedink dit sal in ‘n omgeboude 10-ton MAN trok wees. Nooit gedink dit sal op 200cc bikes weees nie! Geniet elke dag meedoenloos!
    Luv.
    Vrankois1

  3. Laaik die PADkos – wat was dit? Julle twee lyk goed gegear en reg vir die trip. Hoop julle het vanoggend ‘n prop laat skiet! Good luck!

  4. Dit lyk darem asof julle maklik genoeg gepost kon kry! Dis goeie nuus. Ek hoop vanoggend se sessie opi baan het goed gegaan en dat julle boude nou vandag lekker ingery word oppad Springbok toe. Onthou julle nog hoe lekker ons in Desember die mense by die karavaanpark bang gemaak het met ali bikes? Legendary!

  5. So, jul droom is besig om te ontvou soos die wiele Noordwaarts spin! Geniet jul gate uit en kom in een stuk huistoe. So bly Kaapstad was vir ‘n verandering mooi weer laasnag – spesiaal vir julle twee. Ek sal jul spore volg. Dit is ‘n groot stap maar jul KAN dit doen! Lief vir jul!

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