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Day 2 Part 2 Seweweekspoort to Mosselbay
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Droffarc
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Extracting myself from the superb Seweweekspoort was a struggle but I finally found my gravelly way back to Zoar and through the Huisvier pass where a hot wind was prevailing. I was a little reluctant to let the drone wander off too far as I was in no mood to go mountain climbing disguised as a rescue team.
  Calitzdorp is a town on the Western side of the Little or Klein Karoo in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Calitzdorp is renowned as a centre of the port wine industry in South Africa with several major wine estates famous for their award-winning products.
  My next port of call was Oudtshoorn. By the time of my arrival I was in no mood to go spelunking, preferring to dive into a body of cool clear water, so hotfooted it in the direction of the sea. In the Robinson pass the wind was a little too gusty to send the drone up so I just let the pass pass-by. Now I was wondering if I would be able to reach Mosselbay where I planned to cool my heels.I have never chanced it to ride so far on a 14L tank of fuel but I actually made it with some fuel fumes to spare. The chalet at Mosselbay was a real luxury to me after the previous night in the tent so, to celebrate I guzzled far too many cool juicy grapes staring at the sea.


Next Day I opted to take it easy and did a short hop to Victoria bay so that I could explore the Outeniqua pass and the Montagu pass and rest up for the last outward leg to Jeffries Bay.

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4-17 01:23
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Weather to make us envious! Great place at 2.05!
4-17 03:15
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Depp Posted at 4-17 03:15
Weather to make us envious! Great place at 2.05!

Thanks Depp, it was a tad uncomfortably hot and gusty there, as always. you can see from the vegetation
4-17 03:45
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Amazing scenery on this leg of the trip Droffarc.    No doubt the chalet room beats a tent any day.  
Got to ask - what is the "Save" decal for on your windscreen?
4-17 04:19
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DowntownRDB Posted at 4-17 04:19
Amazing scenery on this leg of the trip Droffarc.    No doubt the chalet room beats a tent any day.  
Got to ask - what is the "Save" decal for on your windscreen?

License disc holder advertising my insurer. But I don't like free advertising, so I place it upside down.
This year's licence holder says "NORTH" which is the name of a shopping chain but also the direction I must go since if I go south I must swim for it
4-17 04:52
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Looks like you had great weather for the ride,  now dont go using all those fumes up tonight.  You should save a few.
4-17 05:24
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DAFlys Posted at 4-17 05:24
Looks like you had great weather for the ride,  now dont go using all those fumes up tonight.  You should save a few.

A few fumes for fun? Flipping funny
I had planned this trip for months waited for the right weather window.
4-17 06:36
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Droffarc Posted at 4-17 04:52
License disc holder advertising my insurer. But I don't like free advertising, so I place it upside down.
This year's licence holder says "NORTH" which is the name of a shopping chain but also the direction I must go since if I go south I must swim for it

Good reminder then to not go the wrong direction unless it is hot and you need a swim and the motorcycle needs a cool down.  
4-17 06:44
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Driving that leg may have been boring, but the scenery was still fascinating to those of us who've never seen it before. Nice work.
4-17 07:46
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DowntownRDB Posted at 4-17 06:44
Good reminder then to not go the wrong direction unless it is hot and you need a swim and the motorcycle needs a cool down.

4-17 10:10
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Blériot53 Posted at 4-17 07:46
Driving that leg may have been boring, but the scenery was still fascinating to those of us who've never seen it before. Nice work.

Thank you for the kind words Sir
4-17 10:11
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Droffarc Posted at 4-17 10:11
Thank you for the kind words Sir

A pleasure,as always
4-17 10:24
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Great country for motor biking that’s for sure-great video
4-17 15:36
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Codgerzh2 Posted at 4-17 15:36
Great country for motor biking that’s for sure-great video

Thank you Codgerzh
4-18 01:46
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Out of curiosity how are your gas prices doing these days?  They just keep on sneaking upward and upward here.  
4-18 03:49
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DowntownRDB Posted at 4-18 03:49
Out of curiosity how are your gas prices doing these days?  They just keep on sneaking upward and upward here.

Here the price seesaws

see
"https://caltex.co.za/motorists/products-and-services/fuel-price.html"
saw
"https://www.bing.com/search?q=rand+dollar+exchange+rate&qs=SS&pq=rand&sk=SS1&sc=10-4&cvid=01B8E27E8648457AAF5C99B835DAC102&FORM=QBRE&sp=2&ghc=1&lq=0"

Price now per liter = $1.27    (R24.33)
My motorcycle gives me on average 4liters per 100 km
So to travel 100km will cost about $5
My car consumes about twice that .
So it is cheaper to sit at home and drink beer!
4-18 11:26
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Droffarc Posted at 4-18 11:26
Here the price seesaws

see

Reminds me of when I was on some Navy cruises.  We would pull into port and beer and wine was cheaper than bottled water.

When I was on the advance party to the next port prices would be reasonable for meals, drinks, etc.  As soon as our American Navy ship pulled into port prices would double or triple.  That was not just for food and drinks mind you.  
4-19 06:10
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DowntownRDB Posted at 4-19 06:10
Reminds me of when I was on some Navy cruises.  We would pull into port and beer and wine was cheaper than bottled water.

When I was on the advance party to the next port prices would be reasonable for meals, drinks, etc.  As soon as our American Navy ship pulled into port prices would double or triple.  That was not just for food and drinks mind you.

"Tourists" and sailors pay tripple for a tipple and a dipple
4-19 10:33
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Looks like a fun trip.
4-19 16:58
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Droffarc Posted at 4-19 10:33
"Tourists" and sailors pay tripple for a tipple and a dipple

     Well said and so true.  
4-20 03:42
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Does not look boring at all!
5-9 11:54
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Montfrooij Posted at 5-9 11:54
Does not look boring at all!

Maybe not for you , for me hot dry and boring
5-9 12:30
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Droffarc Posted at 5-9 12:30
Maybe not for you , for me hot dry and boring

Yeah, I can see
5-9 13:16
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Beautiful, vibrant blue sky
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A J Posted at 6-6 00:26
Beautiful, vibrant blue sky

Sky colour possibly due to the way the lens captures it or the setting I use etc. but that sky is often a lovely blue.
6-6 03:46
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Droffarc Posted at 6-6 03:46
Sky colour possibly due to the way the lens captures it or the setting I use etc. but that sky is often a lovely blue.

It looks lovely indeed
6-6 03:51
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