Day ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Dualthing, Nov 21, 2020 at 10:11 AM.

  1. Dualthing

    Dualthing Been here awhile

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    Took a nice ride today to L'Agulhas, the Southern most tip of Africa

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    The nicest lemon meringue Milkshake I've ever tasted

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    Stanford/Hermanus Stop & Go

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    276 km of fun

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  2. ScottFree

    ScottFree Been here awhile

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    Nice. Living in a part of the world where the sun comes up at 6:30 in the morning, goes down at 4:30 in the afternoon, and doesn't make much light in between, I really love that blue sky and sunshine! Is there a story behind that shipwreck?
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  3. Dualthing

    Dualthing Been here awhile

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    Meisho Maru No 38, a Japanese fishing trawler that succumbed to the mighty two ocean meeting point on the 16th of November 1982. Only half the ship remains and it is now a great roosting place for the resident cormorants
    This area of South Africa’s coastline has claimed 250 vessels over the years and the Cape Agulhas lighthouse was eventually built in 1848 and was the 2nd one to be built in South Africa. The coastline here is a graveyard of shipwrecks. The sea off Cape Agulhas has long been notorious with sailors for winter storms and massive rogue waves, which can even sink large ships. The Arniston (1815), Cooranga (1964), Elise (1879), European (1877), Federal Lakes (1975), Geortyrder (1849), Gouritz (1981), and Gwendola (1968) are just a few of the vessels lost along this coast
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