Sunday, 28 July 2013

The paddle begins

Tim arrived, slept, ate and took of again for the paddle leg of the War Trail. It was not as cold last night as we were expecting and we were treated to a fine feast at Mklogomabane and everyone went to bed early, we were only woken by the clang of the bell around a goats neck that was being chased by something. We all walked down to the Orange river and a sedate start saw all the paddlers speed of in a very low river. The race has taken its toll on the athletes and only 19 out of 40 are left to finish the race, now we await their arrival at Aliwal North.

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