It is a scorcher of a day (thank God for air-con!), so we are doing a 4X4 water expedition, in short, any water we see, we go swimming!
But as fun as that was, more roads await!
So, we were crusing along quite happily after splashing around at ‘Two Baboon junction’ (the two baboons presumably being Anton and Solly – sorry guys!) when, all of a sudden, we needed to use the winch of one of the VW Amaroks!
The sandy road was soft and the load heavy, it was embarassing….
…But not for us – we were the rescuers. A local comapny had lost its trailer in the sand, even the large army vehicle towing it could not get it to move one more cm up the road.
VW Amarok 4×4 to the rescue! Derryck had been waiting for a chance to test out his winch, and here it was! So with Derryck manning the controls, Solly guiding the trailer and Anton stopping the car from sliding down the road with the trailer we spent around an hour and a half, heaving and reversing and (for some of us) watching at the sidelines.
With the road now clear, we were off!
Sadly though, testing Derrycks winch did mean that we got to Kosi Bay mouth later than we wanted to – that and getting lost on the way there anyway.
Last obstacle (other than the holes in the roads) – the bridge…
But there was still plenty of time to swim and splash around in the warm waters of the Kosi Mouth estuary. There were sleepy heads already bobbing in the car before we’d even started to move out of the car park!