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Day Two - In search of Rennie

sunny 25 °C

We found a new pet dog this morning who was very cute except for the mange. Obviously dogs need walking so we went for a walk in Coffee Bay. We did get bored of the dog a little bit and to be honest I’m not sure it was true love she gave us. Either way it had become mutual. We had to leave. With that we drove to ‘The Hole in the Wall’, but plans to swim through the ‘hole’ were shelved when we saw the four metre waves coming through it...

Spent the rest of the day driving down the N2 through the Eastern Cape and crossed the Great Kei and Great Fish rivers through some stunning Eastern Cape scenery with undulating hills and lush forest transacted by winding rivers in their cliff lined valleys.

Already our fuel economy is improving, mostly because we’ve invented the game, “Who can coast for the longest without dropping below 80.” Naturally I’m winning with a 3.1km dream ride down the Great Kei Pass. Its early doors so watch this space.

Police encounter #2: We got pulled over for what we thought was speeding (technically ‘super-coasting.’) One look at the English passport, two different facial expressions, (neither of which belonged to us and both meant confused) and we were back on the road.

As the sun dipped behind the rolling hills of Addo Elephant Park we arrived at the great Rennie Prices’ citrus farm. A raconteur and joke teller of note, Rennie welcomed us to the home he shares with his wife Alyson and their children. We sat on their veranda sipping pina coladas, the rich sweet smell of citrus blossom filling the air, as one half of his prized cows’ arse slowly roasted in the oven.

Posted by ibeamish 11:10 Archived in South Africa

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