Today has been our last rest day on the tour. Next time we wake up and don’t need to ride a bike, we’ll already be in Cape Town! Where has the time gone!?
It’s also been our laziest rest day of the entire tour. We’re camping directly at the Orange River, which forms the natural border between Namibia and South Africa. Some people went for a canoe ride on the river, or a quick swim, but most of us have just been chilling and doing nothing (physically speaking, books and gadgets aside).
As mentioned in a recent post, we have our toughest section coming up. Looking at the whiteboard with the climbing statistics for the next seven days gave me a headache.
“Do you think I’m at risk of losing my EFI?” I asked Tallis.
“Alex, for this section, everyone is.”
On top of the fact that I’ll be coming into camps late and need every sleep I can get, I still need to take videos and photos of our camp life (that I had been planning to take for four months, but as usual left to the last minute), and our lesson learnt videos (that I’d been too lazy to chase people for today) . . . Combined with poor/no Internet expectations as we’ll be cycling again through the middle of nowhere (across the Cederberg mountain range), please don’t be surprised if my final blog entries will be seriously delayed 🙁