I drove down with Gramps, GG and two exchange students on Wednesday. We left Johannesburg at 6 am and arrived in Umhlanga at 5:30 pm!! 11 and a half hours for a 600km journey that can take six and a half hours.
But, what a great day out ...
Breakfast and geocaching in Swinburne
|Gramps, Alaska, Taiwan and GG eating a homemade breakfast|
|Gramps and I on the bridge after our first geocache of the day|
|Gramps and GG at the Green Lantern Hotel|
A trip up to Spionkop for histories sake - and so Gramps can brag to friends while wearing his Liverpool shirt, and a quick cache here too.
Then off to a very favourite place for bulk shopping, Wedgewood Nougat
|So much to choose from so I settled for a little of it all|
|Gramps declared the new biscuits "Very Nice"|
And the last stop before the final destination was The Comrades Wall of Honour to see my yellow plaque, find a few belonging to friends and the fourth and final geocache of the day.
|Taiwan and Alaska getting their first taste of what this race is all about|
|My well earned plaque for my up and down|
|I found Caroline Lee's plaque all the way at the top|
|Gramps is obviously there too, at the start of the wall|
And so my excitement builds as we near the start of The Ultimate Human Race.
|Road closures along the route|
|Well deserved refreshment at Lifesavers on our arrival|