Robin and Family generously offered to host me for the whole week. A good part of the week was spent at his workshop. I also replaced another battery in the truck, did a couple of runs into Durban picking up things for my truck, as well as doing some errands for Robin. We went to a shebeen, (bar) one evening. It serviced the local farming area. It was quite a cultural experience.
It was a good feeling when I dropped the truck off at the shipping agent’s warehouse later in the week.
The highlight of the week was a fundraising golf tournament. A golf course had been made at a gun and cricket club. The roughs were very rough, though the most interesting thing we found that day was that a putter could work quite well off a green. Robin’s business had sponsored a hole, so quite a number of family and friends got involved. It was a day full of fun and laughs. I’m not about to give up my day job for golf, that’s for sure.
I felt I knew Pietermaritzburg by the end of the week. Robin’s company, Motor Brake and Clutch, did an amazing job on the truck. It was quite a job for his team to get the bushes off, but they managed with a bit of fire and a whole lot of elbow grease.
Robin and Family took me to the airport on the final day. Before leaving, we caught up with other family in Durban and went for a walk by the beach. It was a nice way to end my time in Africa.
I’m now back in Dubai, working for three weeks. The truck is being shipped to Uruguay for the next leg of the project, starting in June. It was supposed to leave today, (the 11th of May) but while writing this I heard that there’s a strike at the port, (since the 7th) and nothing is leaving. The fun continues…..