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Day 1931 – 1932: Lambert’s Bay – Lutzville, SA

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 19 - 2016

Distance: 72.1 km
Ride time: 3:56:44
Average: 18.3 km/h
Max speed: 55.1 km/h
Total: 44072 km

What better way to start the day than with a nice little milestone to celebrate! 44.000 kilometers have taken me through Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. If my calculations are correct I should just about hit 60K before I’m back home.

And the numbers were not the only thing to celebrate today. It was indeed a beautiful day, cycling from one beautiful fishing village to the next along the Atlantic. First stop was Doring Bay with the little harbour featuring a winery and everything.

I had an ice cream from the small store before continuing to the even prettier Strandfontein.

Strandfontein is obviously a place were the wealthier South Africans come for holidays. I enjoyed a nice lunch in a fancy café before continuing north. On the way out of town I managed to take this photo – not too bad when you are trying to be both the photographer and the main character yourself 🙂

I was now leaving the coast as the road took me inland. The landscape now reminded me of the Argentinian pampa – endless stretches of nothing. And just like in Argentina, an oasis of green would suddenly appear next to a river with grapes growing all around. This was Lutzville, my destination for the day.

Cruising from one quaint fishing village to another end ending in a wine town – does it get any better than that?

The next morning my stomach was not in the best shape. Usually while travelling by bike, the stomach has time to slowly adjust, country by country, to where you end up. Now I had just arrived from Europe by plane, and eating in a very simple restaurant resulted in some problems. Lutzville was certainly not a bad place to be stuck for an extra day, and I managed to get some work done on my computer.

Tomorrow I will be heading further inland closer to the mountains.

Categories: South Africa
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2 Responses so far.

  1. Riding along by the railway line – how good is that? Is the line busy?

  2. Yes Stephen… a couple of very long cargo trains a day from the local mines. Good stuff 🙂