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SENQU The Road… TomTom let me down :). 200m down.

So en route from fetching the guys from the end of stage 1, we decide that they will put in at what was supposed to be the next available point of access to the river… On Juries map, there was a road and a bridge, and my TomTom believed it was there as well. We set off only to drive down a road that would give cattle path a bad name. suffice to say after 20 min of decending “The Road” we got to just above the bridge, to find that it was a foot bridge… By this point i was almost a nervous wreck from narrowly avoiding several one way trips in the drivers seat to the bottom of the river hundreds of meters below.

The lower section of the road that was no road, but an hour long detour into crazy town.

The lower section of the road that was no road, but an hour long detour into crazy town.

Jurie then proceeded to drive us out, which he claimed was easier than driving down, but it was still a monster climb out.


About jurie pohl

Life is what you make of it. I spend as much time as humanly possible, off the beaten track. where I do not have a choice though, I stay on the track. most of these tracks are within the Drakensberg World Heritage Site. I have been hiking and leading groups professionally for 6 years and have got well over a thousand hours under the belt. I have done more Passes and solo-expeditions than I can recall, most notably of them, the Grand Traverse. The Senqu expedition was an adventure I could simply not negate. I am sure however, that it will not be the last time I undertake a grand venture and am in fact, already dreaming of the next exploratory challenge! Milk it while you can!

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