So here we are 90km from home after nearly 5 months and 6700km on the Road! It felt completely surreal to cross the Great Fish River and to arrive in the Border Region, my home and the heart of the Eastern Cape. We received a brilliant welcome at Mpekweni Beach Resort (one of my sponsors) and were delighted to see so many friends and colleagues from Global Business Solutions (my sponsor and “employer”). The weather in the E Cape is absolutely horrendous – very uncharacteristically for this time of year it is pouring with freezing flood rain and the Easterly wind is pumping. As a result of the foul weather we have, together with our sponsors, decided to delay our arrival in East London by one day and we will now arrive at Nahoon Beach (where it all began on 1 March) at 2pm on Tuesday 26 July.
It is excrutiating to be so close to home and have to delay. Peter, Hannah, Kirsty and I are all desperate to get home and be reunited with family and friends, stop packing and moving every day and sleep in our own beds. But we are also really bleak that this amazing adventure is nearly over. What a privelege it has been, what a lifetime of memories have been created in 5 months! We have spent the afternoon putting a photo album together for Hannah to show to her school friends – it seems impossible that a 6 year old could have seen and done so much!
We will post pictures of the last day and a trip summary later in the week.
[noteblock] 2 days to go [/noteblock]
Date: Tuesday 26th July
Place: Nahoon Livesavers Clubhouse
time: 2:00 - 2:30