Tuesday 24th – Tanguy and Ollie
Day 15! Today we were spoiled with the largest breakfast of the trip. Erik, the owner of the Bushman Cave area campsite where we stayed the night, prepared the most fantastic breakfast. We ate toasted sandwiches, hard boiled eggs, and the left over’s from the wonderful south African Braai last night. After the good breakfast we set out for the last 35 km into Clanwilliams. The last kilometres we all completed together as a team, we flew along the roads in a peloton.
As we cycled we all appreciated the stunning landscape and all the vineyards and orange farms along the road. We could also appreciate Seb 4th jump of his bike in the sand. At the finish line we were all pround of what we had achieved, we had learned that much more about our limits and how to exceed what we once thought was too much!
We then packed up the bikes into the back of the trailer to be cleaned and serviced before we hand them out at the Township, and were then hustled into back of the vans for the car ride back to PANGAEA.
We were squeezed into the back of the van for the two hour ride all daydreaming about our favourite foods and trying to catch a little shut eye where we could.
Once we got to the boat Luke handed out the marching orders, and instructed us to scrub the floor, and get the boat ready for the arrival in Cape Town. Once the boat was all clean Mike told us to gather in the conference room. Wenger, one of the main Mike Horn sponsors, gifted us huge present that no other young explorer received before. Each one of us was presented with a brand new Wenger Explorer Watch.
The watch is beyond perfect, and we were all amazed and grateful for the huge gift they gave to us. It really made us realize how important the program is and how big our responsibility is to go out and make a difference in the world we live in. Although we now have the watch we still have to earn the right to wear it within the next 7 days.