Stutterheim > Kirkwood
Distance > 325km TIME > 6:16:52
Stutterheim to Kirkwood – Thumbs UP!
Day 4 was meant to see us travel to Kirkwood via Keiskammahoek and then through the great fish river reserve and on to Kirkwood via Addo. However, a faulty GPS, led to a partial amputation of a thumb by Rudi Prinsloo and this necessitated a “small” detour to East London to get it sorted.
As one of the KTM’s was being loaded, the bike shifted forward on the trailer and it caught Rudi’s thumb between the brake disc and the caliper itself. Lucking this wasn’t a complete amputation, but the injury was serious enough.
Drs De Beer and Mathee transported Rudi via road and Patrol to East London and Team Blonde took the quad trailer via Grahamstown to Kirkwood. It was decided that the two bikes and bike support vehicle, Piloted by Tom Pearson, should find a round and proceed as best as possible.
Computers were opened a route was chosen and together with the Sandown Jeep, the road was travelled.
We reached Kirkwood in the early evening and immediately departed for a great ‘steak” evening with Kirkwood Round Table. Imagine our surprise when we arrived only to find all the Round Tables form the Eastern Province Area present and waiting for us.
The evening reached its pitch with a cheque handover of R16000. Moneys collected form all the Round tables in the area. Tears were shed as emotions ran high. We retired to our guesthouse, the Chameleon Guesthouse in Kirkwood for a solid nights rest.