So, before I carry on, we had travelled from Johannesburg to Springbok with Ryan, Bronwyn and Ethan, members we had met over 2007 and who are very special people to know and also keen travellers.
Day four: Right, now for the B I G adventure. Gas Bottles still full? Check! Dug? Check (fold up spade)! Any last minute requirements? No, think we have it all, check! Right, all ready, let's roll!
We left Springbok to meet the rest of the convoy in Steinkopf at the BP Service Station. A last fuel top-up, last dash into a "civilised" restroom and cooldrink from the "quick" shop that they have up that end of our beautiful country. After half an hour of this and signing indemnity forms and last minute vehicle checks, our convoy of twelve vehicles and thirty-two people hit the road, taking in the most beautiful landscapes imaginable,
and made its way to the Lekkersing / Eksteenfontein turnoff.
Here we were entering the Richtersveld Community Conservancy.