Saturday night, still warm and cozy over a braai in Durban. The 1st Freedom Challengers took off from Maritzburg this morning at 6h00. We go off in batches over the next week or so. I Spoke to Jacques Swart who is one of them. Tells me there is a bit of snow on the route, but worse, the Umkomaas River is in flood so a fair detour to the Hella Hella Bridge was necessary. No way of crossing the mighty river any other way. Expect the worst and you’ll be pleasantly surprised was his message. This race is not for sissies, he says from the 1st support station.
And speaking of sissies, neither was the big rugby game in Cape Town today. It went exactly according to the prediction of all rugby experts, and the Bulls triumphed. And the result means peace of mind for me as I head for the hills next week, knowing that things are firmly on track in SA rugby-wise. Here in Durbs, there’s depression after their sad old rugby team once again disappointed (well, disappointed them but nobody else that is) at Ellis Park.
The city of Durban is quiet tonight. I’ll be starting to take photos of the tour daily as form today.
Below is a the very 1st photo of the Freedom Challenge series that I took of Durban by night…..
The countdown to Tuesday continues