Sept. 16, 2019 Live from the road

Cape Agulhas - Port Elizabeth

Reported by Penelope Nam 15.0 km

Having come to the end of a full day in Cape Town with our team rationed across various tasks through the course of the day - from participating in the opening ceremony of the marathon to running the marathon or completing the 10km challenge, we then spent a restful evening camping under a perfect silver moonlit night in L'Agulhas, which is also the most southern coastal village in Africa.

Camping for the second night on our Peace Run we were within skipping distance to the sea. Imagining we had the waves of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean simultaneously lapping on our feet, we could hear the soft crashing of waves on the shore and this soothed us into a deep snoring sleep.

...And this is what we woke up to. Our team challenge - how many beautiful sunrises can we capture while we're on the Peace Run in Africa?

Let's go for gold team. This was magic!

If only you could see the smiles on these feet!

Even the local flora seemed to be smiling as the sun rose higher in the sky.

Oh! So this is what our camp looks like in the day! Having arrived late in the evening we got to enjoy a brief but hearty morning breakfast on the wide expanse of our campground.

All ready to rock and rumble.

Goodbye Struisbaai Caravan Park. Thanks for our wonderful night's rest and a superb sunrise.

We head to L'Agulhas National Park to reach the southern most tip of Africa and officially, also the meeting of two mighty oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian!

The team races ahead, eager to reach the monument that marks the southern most tip.

Eager, but we can still spare a moment to capture today on film...and also to confirm our direction is correct. A little further south everyone!

And on we go...

We love Cliff's hair!

We made it!

This family hails all the way from Brisbane having arrived only yesterday. They were really happy to hold the Peace Torch to make a wish for peace.

Tafadzwa, torch bearer and peace lover...

...and our official selfie-king.


We know Balarka is an accomplished swimmer having trained for the English Channel Swim, but crossing two oceans with one step is no mean feet, we mean feat!

A bit of a scramble to get to the sea.

This is an 18m monument and compass depicting the undulating surface of Africa and showing the iconic southern most tip of Africa.

Perfect waves.

We head back along the wooden-slatted footpath and all along the way we are treated to an eye-feast of rich indigenous flowers and foliage.

The iconic L'Agulhas lighthouse is said to be the second oldest lighthouse in Africa having been completed in 1848 and still in operation.

Bloukrans Bridge has found its use not only as a road bridge spanning over 270m but also doubles as the world's highest commercial bridge for bungee jumping. Any volunteers to take the Peace Torch up, or is it down? Tafadzwa contemplated it for a brief moment but...perhaps not today.

Torch carried by
Abhijatri Robinson (South Africa), Balarka Robinson (South Africa), Clifford Kian (South Africa), Florbela Paiva (Portugal), Penelope Nam (South Africa), Shree Chirkoot (South Africa), Stacey Marsh (New Zealand), Tafadzwa Makwara (Zimbabwe).  
Abhijatri Robinson, Balarka Robinson
The torch has travelled 15.0 km from Cape Agulhas to Port Elizabeth.

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