Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wild Coast to Durban

Road Trip Log Thursday April 14th, 2011
Jeffreys Bay departure.
Back cruising on the N2.
Petrol stop in Port Elizabeth.
Caffeine stop in Grahamstown.
Then north into the country side.
Mountain bound on Route 67.
Past waterproof shepherds.
Into the wet green altitude,
into Tolkien's playground.
The original "Middle Earth".
Hogsback, South Africa.
Couch surfing on the bluff.
Up in impenetrable fog clouds.
Damp to the bone.
Warm fire refuge with new friends.
Libations and storytelling until shut-eye.
Morning waterfall hiking.
Lunch and whisky at a 125 year old tavern.
Half-day of nothing.
Then back on the road,
towards the coast.
The Wild Coast.
Dodging hitchhikers and cattle,
goats and potholes.
And more potholes.
And always hitchhikers.
To Coffee Bay and the rolling Indian Ocean.
$4 beach hostel fish n' chip dinner.
Way off the grid.
Trading rolling papers for a fragment of internet.
Midnight drum circle.
Fade to black.
Breakfast in the car.
8 hours to Durban.
In the rain.
All day.
Kokstok petrol...Westside!
Rolling into civilization.
Rental car return.
Durban without bust.

Sketch - Cape Town to DurbanSketch - Cape Town to Durban

Madonna & Child WaterfallMadonna & Child Waterfall - Hogsback, South Africa

Road to Coffee Bay #1Road to Coffee Bay #1

Road to Coffee Bay #2Road to Coffee Bay #2

Westside"Westside" - Kokstad, South Africa. Ronnie, Mzingisi & Mlungisi at a petrol stop in Kokstad, South Africa. You can't pump your own gas in South Africa so sometimes I got to know the guys doing it for me.

Umhlanga PierUmhlanga Pier - Durban, South Africa

Gorilla Sticker Sighting #0080 - DurbanGorilla Sticker Sighting #0080 - Location: Umhlanga Beach - Durban, South Africa

Sketch - Umhlanga PierSketch - Umhlanga Pier

Currently Listening To:
Song: How We Roll (listen)
Artist: Plushgun (myspace)

Currently Reading:
The Places In Between
by Rory Stewart

1 comment:

kbd said...

A friend forwarded me your blog, and I'm so glad he did! I've posted some of your work on my blog, love it! if you feel homesick, know that I'm in America and you're in SA and I bet we'd like to swap places.Enjoy your trip!