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Oct 3, 2005 - Transkei

Monday slips away before we Baz to Coffee Bay, deep in the former Homeland of Transkei. The homelands were set up by South Africas apartheid government, and operated as a separate state in a thinly veiled attempt to prove to the outside world that the Blacks & Coloureds were being looked after. The landscape is extremely hilly, and we pass Nelson Mandelas home town and one of his houses (the one that got the Ground Force treatment -ha ha!!). Arrive at Umtata for a 100km shuttle journey deep into the countryside for the peace of Coffee Bay....

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Aug 29, 2005 - Day 105-106 Bomvu 4X4 trip

Arrived at Bomvu after a long drive through many different isolated areas, rolling hills and green ronduvalls scatterred everywhere. A very good day of driving but the pot holes, goats, cows, and people in the road would make it impossible at night. "Chris Melton at Bomvu" My best friend growing up is named Chris Melton and when I signed up on the list just under my name was Chris Melton, from Santa Barbara California, wrong Chris Melton. I figured I would have to meet this guy anyway. That night we started the relaxing bomvu experience...

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Jun 28, 2005 - Coffee Bay, South Africa

It was great to be able to spend my birthday in such a beautiful place, and with such beautiful people. Meeting Maurice and Jessica here in Coffee Bay was very special. Waves froth, part then re-join in their short lifespan onto the sand. The continuing rolling sound is mesmerising and hypnotic, it's hard to judge how much time passes while I sit here on the headland. Crisp white birds are diving 10/10 dices into the ocean with great mastery. They dissapear momentarily then bob back up with enthusiasm, clumsily flying away with their fresh...

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Where is Rosie?

Apr 28, 2005 - The Transkei

So, it's been ages since we last wrote anything, or at least it seems that way to us - feels like we've been away for months rather than weeks (in a really nice way!). We've had absolutely the best time in the last few weeks. We just read back over our last entry and remembered how disillusioned we were with SA, but now our dreams are really becoming a reality (pete's even got a sun-tan!!!!!!!!). I think that we are both slowly adjusting to life on the road - beginning to realise that really there is no point in rushing anything. Actually...

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