Day 3. Redstone Hills to ?????. 58km. 2100m climbs. 6hrs 10min and 7hrs 20min.
We were up long before the sun and the chickens, but not before the lowing dairy cows who had called for their missing calves all night.
“Boys, it’s a good think that I took those few rest days,” informed ‘Kortpad’ Koos, “I couldn’t sleep all night with those cows.”
“I thought that noise was coming from your room,” commented Stephan ‘Neither Buffel Nor Wildebees’ Grobler, “Are you sure that it didn’t?”
“Right, pay attention!” commanded ‘Chairman’ Johan, “You have been a pretty pathetic lot when it comes to getting you all in one spot. This is the very first group photo opportunity. And remember – there are basically three climbs for the day, and then one ‘moerse’ downhill where at least one of you will probably die. Then you are finished for this year’s tour.”