Woke up at 5 am to try and repair the mirror. Tried Pratley but the set time was too long, so out came the trusty duck tape that kind of held the mirror. I would have to repair it before I took the 460 odd kilometres to Vioolsdrif on. It is very nerve wracking riding with only one . I rode back to Kakamas to refuel and luckily for me found a father & son-owned workshop called WP Trekkers. These guys where fantastic , drilled the broken bolt out , and called Jaco the expert welder to come in and help .
I was back on the road within 2 hours and on my way to Namibia. Once again I was overwhelmed by the generosity of total strangers that I met only a few hours before , who spent so much time and effort repairing Victoria only to refuse any payment. Thanks guys I really appreciate all your help.
Back on the road it was down the N 14 to Aggeneys , Pofader , Springbok and then N7 to the Noordoewer border . It was a long day with very few cars but those that did pass had no regard for the speed limit. Some were trying to break the sound barrier .
Kilometre after kilometre the straight road took me towards the Orange and my first border crossing . It was getting late and I was worried about spending time getting myself and the scooter across before sunset .
The crossing was a breeze it took less than 30 minutes for both sides. The next thing I knew I was crossing the Orange river on my way to meet my parents at Felix Unite for 2 nights together before I took on the vast Namibia.
10 Km down the road was Felix , and a very welcome sight it was after many hours on the road – 454 Km under my wheels. Luckily mom managed to organise 2 tents in a place that had no accommodation when they arrived from Cape Town . We had a fantastic meal together and the spent the next day just relaxing and catching up . I was tired after the long rides that got me to the crossing. 1416 km in three days on a scooter is a lot .
Day 4 was spent next to the river relaxing and route-planning with dad so I could show them my plans through Namibia .