Friday, 3 April 2020
As is the case with many people in the world right now, I am confined to "house arrest" (except for absolutely necessary outings). Social distancing, face masks, and so forth, is the order of the day. However, I could be locked up in a worse place. As it is, it is only my sister and myself, as well as the dogs, on the property. Enough space, a view, and a yard with pool as well. If I need to I can go shopping for food etc, and I can use my bike, so I get a bit of exercise. Unfortunately the tours I had lined up for the next few months have had to be cancelled, so this will be a financially challenging period, until this damn Corona Virus is overcome. Good luck to all of you in this regard.
Saturday, 29 February 2020
Just a little letter to say that I am still around. Having a bit of off-time from touring, but will soon be on the road again (need to, money running low!). I'm becoming a bit fat and lazy, but no excuse as I have a nice donated bike from neighbours Robyn and Les.
Monday, 9 December 2019
I suppose that I should give some sort of an update, just in case somebody is "tuned in". Sorry to disappoint you, but nothing much interesting to tell. I have been working on the tours, mostly the Vic Falls to CT tour. Then I had some serious illness, which laid me low for almost 3 months. I am recovering, and have recently concluded a more relaxing local Western Cape tour. In between tours I stay with my sister in Sedgefield, South Coast, SA (see previous post). Merry Xmas and Happy New Year. Until next time.
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
In my previous post I did mention that I was off on another expedition tour (as crew). Now I have just returned from the Victoria Falls to Cape Town bicycle adventure tour. This tour involved camping and providing meals to the guests, as well as lots of cycling through Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, and SA.
Tuesday, 7 May 2019
No, don't panic! I have not been involved in another accident. The title of this post refers to some sort of financial recovery and a mission to get back on the road again. I arrived back hare in South Africa in January, just about penniless and without a bike and serviceable touring equipment. Fortunately I was able to stay at my sisters place in Sedgefield, where I have been living a type of beach-bum existence for a couple of months.
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
[NOTE:- I add something to this post every now and then, so please scroll down all the way to the end of this post - and there may be a surprise addition.]
Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Well, I feel that the proverbial "Fattened Calf" has been slaughtered (and braai'd). Firstly, before I set foot on a single airplane, the guys at Pontian Cycling Club in Malaysia spoilt me rotten (and then they drove me hundreds of km to KL airport).