I used to be unhappy once I awakened on day 14. I didn’t need this African Bikers tour to finish. It had been unbelievable, I liked the folks I used to be touring with (I now felt like they have been my buddies), and I wasn’t prepared for the expertise to be over.
We gathered within the morning on the visitor home’s indoor/outside restaurant and stuffed ourselves with one ultimate meal earlier than gathering up our belongings and loading them into the van for the final time.
Earlier than leaving the property, we gathered close to the exit for one ultimate group picture.
Then we drove for an hour or two to the airport in Port Elizabeth.
After exiting the automobile, everybody (aside from me and Kim) grabbed their belongings, mentioned goodbye, and shortly walked into the airport’s fundamental departure gate. Michi, Sandra, Erwin, Julia, Harry and Kirsten would all be flying to Johannesburg, South Africa earlier than every boarding their very own separate flights and returning to their properties in Western Europe. Steve could be flying to Johannesburg as nicely. Whereas his time with us was over, his two-week-long journey with one other tour group was simply on the brink of start.
After our goodbyes, Kim and I jumped within the van and collectively we drove for a number of hours again to Mossel Bay, the place we’d keep for only one night time earlier than driving the ultimate stretch again to Cape City.
When Kim and I parked the van in Cape City we puzzled to at least one one other the place the others in our group have been now. Steve had begun his bicycle tour with one other group of cyclists and the others within the group had certainly made it to their particular person properties.
Considerably unhappy that my African Bikers tour was now over (however so extremely grateful that I had been capable of take part on this unbelievable journey), I used to be excited to start a brand new journey in Cape City and past!
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