It was rather cold at wake up time in Kimberley and team Lipstick decided to have breakfast on the road and head straight towards Bloemfontein on the way to home.
In Bloemfontein it was decided that due to the cold climate it would be necessary to stop and purchase warm sweaters at the huge waterfront shopping mall in Kimberley.
Geared up now with something warmer to wear than the normal T-shirts made the temperature of 15 degrees more bearable and the final stretch towards East London was taken on. Lipstick was delayed by 2 major road works along the route but some high speed driving eventually resulted that Lipstick arrived on the East London Beach front at 5pm
TheGarmin showed a speed of 170km/h
Trip over – all countries ticked off – a great journey comes to it happy ending
Many friends and family members welcomed the team with great applause and prepared snacks and drinks for the welcoming party at table 58.
Many a tale was told by team Lipstick and this extremely exciting trip now reached its finality.
Both Andre and Willy are thankfull that no major problems occurred which could not be solved whilst on route and especially a big thank you to the following people:
Michael from Michaels Motors in East London for preparing Lipstick for this trip
Cherie Myburgh from MSD VisaPak for arranging all the visas
David – Andre’s oldest son who accompanied Lipstick halfway through Morocco
Kingsley Seiler from www.go2websites.co.za for putting Lipsticks daily blogs on the web.
Willy’s cousin JohannesHeinzelmann(Germany)who designed special door locks for Lipstick
Mustafa in Germany who added some brackets and gave Lipstick a total clean up after the arriving from Bremen with a mouldy interior due to the sea transport from South Africa
Dr.ChristophSchoell from Germany who prepared all medical requirements and arranged a pack of usefullmedicin ( fortunately only some Imodium and disinfecting cream was used)
All friends and family who followed the team on the trip through what’s app and the webpage – your comments every now and then were always encouraging.
Nathan– (Andre’s youngest son) our man at the base in East London who was on standby for any problems.
And especially to the wives Anne-Louise & Evi who gave their full support to the team
It has been a great adventure with something new after every bend , after every mountain and after every day – Team Lipstick salutes all those who have done the route before or will do it in future with the words of Mark Twain:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain
It has been a great adventure