Albert and John did not sleep in 'Die Hel' last night. They reached the bottom of the Gamkaskloof and climbed 'The Ladder' yesterday afternoon, doubling up on the pace. Despite some optimistic planning to finish the Karoo section earlier, this is the first day they managed to skip a Support Station to bring the 26 day target closer.
Today they traveled from Rouxpost over Anysberg where it recently rained enough to turn the road into a mud bath. Albert tells me they look like 'varkies' who just finished 'playing' in the mud. Their journey for today did not stop here as they pushed forward to Montagu, doubling up on the second day in a row.
"I never thought I would be so glad to see the small town of Montagu" John said after finishing a 16, 14 and 13 hour days in a row. "We've decided to take it slow for the next couple of days and plan to finish on Thursday". They have only reached the hotel after 9h00 and are heading downstairs for supper and a beer to celebrate crossing the 2000km mark today. "We will probably be drunk by the second round"
Catching up on profiles for the last couple of days below. Tomorrow they sleep over in Kasra and Wednesday at Trouhaven before reaching Diemersfontein