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GEEKS: DAY1. WEEK 1. EAST LONDON (Home) to LICHTENBURG.

DISTANCE TRAVELLED: 910km    TIME TAKEN 11hrs

ROUTE: East London (home) to Lichtenburg.

Details: East London - Queenstown - Bloemfontein - Bultfontein - Bloemhof - Wolmaransstad - Ottosdal - Lichtenburg.

Fuel consumption (allow for my defective maths) 5,6 km/l. I think this is not unexpected considering the heavy load and the long steady climb from sea level to altitude. I must admit to having a bit of a heavy foot today due to the distance we needed to cover.

DAY1. WEEK 1. EAST LONDON (Home) to LICHTENBURG.

Very good start to the journey with a very pleasant 910km joyride today. It was just such a relief to finally get away after years of anticipation and countless months of preparations. No last minute snags at all and we hit the road at 6H15. It was such a pleasure not to have suffered the packing rush and near frenzy that always seemed to happen whilst we were still working. I have never felt more relaxed at the start of a trip before and I was surprised at the absence of last minute nerves.

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