We went down to The Waterfront for our first evening in Cape Town where we had dinner at a restaurant in the shadow of Table Mountain. Our plan was to take the cable car up to the top the following morning. We got incredibly lucky with the weather. The mountain was crystal clear without any […]Read More Table Mountain
A change in tone the last couple of days. Instead of being in vast open areas searching for animals or walking through the forest, we’ve moved inland and into the Little Karoo. We made our way to Oudtshoorn via Knysna. From Knysna Heads there are fantastic views of the local area. We stopped in Kynsna […]Read More A couple of photos from days five and six in South Africa
We left Avoca Guest Farm after breakfast and started to make the three hour trip to Tsitsikamma National Park. Along the way we saw the land change from agricultural, to scrub and then to residential. The first houses we saw were shanty, but these are now outnumbered by government built housing. We stopped at a […]Read More Some photos from days 3 and 4 in South Africa.
So this is it. The big one for this year, two weeks following South Africa’s Garden Route. Right now I’m sat at a stone stable right on the coast of the Indian Ocean surrounded by the cliffs and forests of Tsitsikamma National Park. Its an area of outstanding beauty and we arrived yesterday, but that […]Read More A couple of photos from my first two days in South Africa
Home again. What a difference a day makes. This morning I left the hotel to make the 20 minute trip to the Ferry in Poole. Only now it was cold, and very damp due to thick mist which covered the entire route and most of the journey home. After the typical Condor check in farce, […]Read More MotoGP Road Trip: Back to the Rock
It’s hot, the grandstands are hot and I’ve been wilting in the heat but the quality of the racing made it all worthwhile. Three races and less than a second combined between 1st and 2nd in all three races. The MotoGP was a cracker. Rins taking it right on the line after timing a move […]Read More MotoGP Road Trip: Race Day
Marquez on pole, Rossi second. But man was it close for a second. It all came down the last lap of qualifying and just for a moment Rossi looked like he’s snatched it. Unfortunately, for him Marquez had grabbed a tow meaning he took it back almost immediately. But for a moment there the atmosphere […]Read More MotoGP Road Trip: Pole Position
The bikes took to the track for first and second practice today. All the riders are buzzing about the new track surface and new lap records have been set during every session. It’s shaping up to be a great series of races. I watched the first couple of sessions from my race seat at Club […]Read More MotoGP Road Trip: Hey, I’m (Probably) on TV!
No, no, no, no… no. It can’t possibly be true, there has to be some kind mistake. There is no way that I’m old enough to have owned and ridden a bike featuring in a classic bike show when it was brand new! Unfortunately the evidence was right there before me, an Aprilia RS250 in […]Read More MotoGP Road Trip: Day of Champions