Mission Accomplished

Arrival

 

The names of the last few stops on our journey roll off the tongue as nicely as the breakers of the Atlantic they sit upon: Strandfontein, Elandsbay, Yzerfontein and, at long last, Cape Town.

We have arrived.  Mission accomplished.

The celebrations have begun.  There will be more to come in this space down the road, but for now we are going to rest, process, enjoy the “Mother City”, and figure out a way to resume our normal lives in a week or so.

Thank you for travelling with us.

 

88th and final stage of the Tour d’Afrique – leaving Yzerfontein on a brisk and foggy morning

 

Start of the police escorted convoy into Cape Town

 

Table Mountain in the background

 

The end of the line

 

 

Author: Gerry

Gerry & Lenore have 3 daughters who they thought might want to keep track of their parents as they travel - hence the blogging. Oh. . . . we hope to put up some content worthy of your consideration as well!

84 thoughts on “Mission Accomplished”

  1. WOW. Incredible you guys. I am so happy for you but so very sad to not have more posts to look forward to! Enjoy the celebration! May I have a few drinks on your behalf???

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  2. I can’t begin to imagine all the emotions you must be feeling, and the adrenaline pushing back the exhaustion…..for today. Safe travels in someone else’s care for the next couple of days. Home awaits you. Liz and Bob.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your journey. I have looked forward to your posts and am excited as I plan on doing the ride in 2020. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Cape Town. Rita

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    1. Thank you for taking the time, at the end of your days, to take us with you. You have completed an incredible journey.
      Chum and Nona

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  4. Amazing! The picture with the bicycle in the air is stunning! Enjoy all the awesomesauce you can find, plus the heartiest congratulations from everyone you know and probably many you don’t. We hope to see you before long.

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    1. Your shoes saw me through Jonas. Peter told me that you are off to Scotland with Redspokes. I would love to hear about that trip upon your return. I have a sister in Ottawa – we should get together at some point. Great

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    2. Your shoes saw me through! I want to hear all about Scotland with Redspokes. Let’s get together at some point – I have a sister in Ottawa.

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  5. well done Gerry and Lenore, the ultimate intrepid adventure travelers,
    Enjoy your last days and safe travels home
    Jane

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  6. Fantastic journey Gerald and Lenore, well done. And thanks for the pictures/video’s and the stories. Now back to Canada to see how your granddaughter has grown , i think see is one year old by now.

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    1. Congratulations! What a great accomplishment and experience! Now for some well-deserved R&R and some new furniture to sit on!!

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      1. Congratulations! Thank you so much for sharing your adventure! Gerald, you should become a professional blogger.👍 Lenore, a professional photographer!👏 Heather and Dave, West Vancouver, Canada

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  7. IIIIINNNCCRREEDDIBLE! What an accomplishment! Bravo Gerald and Lenore! Your trip has been beautifully logged and you should be very proud of this feat! Well deserved rest ! Congratulations! Best regards Patrick

    Patrick Guest patrickrigbyguest@gmail.com (514)-246-6083

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  8. You made it!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!

    Op ma 13 mei 2019 21:35 schreef Cairo to Capetown on Bicycles :

    > Gerry posted: ” The names of the last few stops on our journey roll off > the tongue as nicely as the breakers of the Atlantic they sit upon: > Strandfontein, Elandsbay, Yzerfontein and, at long last, Cape Town. We have > arrived. Mission accomplished. The” >

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  9. WOW!!! Incredible physical and psychological accomplishment. You are allowed to laugh or cry!!!
    Congrats to both of you… and the rest of the group of course! Have a good rest and enjoy the beauty of SA.
    It was great to follow you.
    Caroline B.

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  10. Bravo!
    and thank you for the interesting commentaries and magnificent photos!
    Enjoy a well deserved rest!
    Louise and Tom

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  11. Congratulations to you both. You made it! It has been such a terrific adventure and so much fun to follow your ride via your blog. Hope to catch up with you both next month in Montreal.

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  12. Congratulation Gerry & Lenore!!!
    Enjoy your rest.
    We’ll miss reading your extremely well written & interesting blog.
    (When’s the next one?)
    Karl & Mireille

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  13. Wow ! What an epic adventure and we have been so lucky following along with you. Hope you have a wonderful celebration planned and some well earned days of rest. I shall miss the blog…. I looked forward to and enjoyed
    each one.
    Congratulations!

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  14. Heartiest congratulations to you both. Yours was an epic achievement that will be hard to replicate or surpass. Everest next?

    Very best,

    SJK

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  15. Well done! Nice to see you got new kit for the arrival. We miss you and look forward to hearing about your adventures. You’ll never have to buy your own wine and rum when we raise the glass together.

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  16. Wow! What a moment!! Such an awesome accomplishment! So proud of you guys and can’t wait to see you when you get back!! Xo

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  17. EVERY ending is a new beginning. Your “normal” lives will never be the same normal, so start from there. Looking forward to seeing you back safe.

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  18. Thanks guys for sharing your journey so eloquently over the past few months. Absolutely amazing – looking forward to following the next one?!

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  19. Congratulations Gerry and Lenore ! I followed your journey from start to finish and learned so much reading about your adventures. We can all learn from your lead and get out of our comfort zones. Totally amazing !

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    1. Oops, forgot to sign my name and I noticed that I also forgot a few words. I meant to say the following:
      You guys are my heroes! Wow, what a trek. Congrats!. Sharon

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  20. Thank you for allowing us to travel with you vicariously.  It has been a fantastic journey.Enjoy your rest.  Jean

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  21. Toutes nos felicitations! So proud of you both! Such an inspiring journey! We can see the joy of the mission accomplie! The blog helped us to feel we were right along with you. Bravo!!! Love you guys, see you soon!

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  22. Wow! Congratulations to you both. An incredible Journey. It will be difficult to get back to normal life after this. Thank you for sharing your story. Toni

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  23. Congratulations Lenore and Gerry! It was great to read on Facebook that you had arrived in Capetown safely, proudly and happily. Finally have had the chance to catch up on your remarkable blogs and have to say it has been an absolute delight to read about your adventure! You both are an inspirational couple and we feel very blessed to be in your world that you share with us all! We hope you have enjoyed the ‘celebrations’…so well deserved! Love Bill and Meli xx

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