Day 109 - May 1 - Stage 76
Left Sesriem rather late, as the toilet was situated far away from Camp, and we needed a morning ablution before we could ride off! However, we were treated to an absolutely fantastic sunrise over the Mountain's as we pulled out of Sesriem.
Today's ride was mainly on bad corrugations, thick sand & rocks, with the added influence of Namibian heat. We entered the Namib Rand Nature Reserve, and were fortunate to spot Gemsbok (Oryx) & Zebra.
Lunch was at 73km, both Judith and I climbed onto the lunch truck with other riders who had also decided discretion was the better part of valor. More and more riders are being influenced by fatigue at this late stage of the Tour.
Coke stop at Wêreld se Einde (World's End) Farm, the Farmer's wife had so kindly organised us some cokes which we could buy from her (Dag, a new Sectional Rider who had ridden the leg previously, had pre-organised it with her) and the coke was greatly appreciated.
The Camp at Betta was great, included a small shop which sold cold beer, ice-cream and great apple strudel.
|Breakfast around the Main Truck at Sesriem|
|Sesriem to Betta Camp|
The next five day section - Sesriem to Felix Unite Camp