Vodacom SA can take a page out of Maria's book when it comes to customer service! Maria (daughter of Mabalisa) is the lady, who from her plastic table on the pavement outside a general dealer store in Selebi Phikwe, sold us a recharge voucher.
While typing last nights blog at 20h00, the phone rang, it was Maria and the conversation went something like this:
M: Are you that guys on the bicycle?
H: Yes, is that Maria?
M: Is Maria ... Why (where) are you now?
H: Maria, we are lost ... all we see is mopane trees around us!
M: You are lost?! Hu ah ah ah ... Shame.
M: Is you phone wekking now?
H: Yes it is - thanks!
M: ah is good! You must be careful for that animals ...
H: We will, thanks Maria!
M: Ok ...
Now the actual Day 3 was different to 1 and 2 ... Today was just one big headwind! To add to the fun we were having, Johan's front bearings packed in about 15km from the nearest village. Of course we didn't have any spare bearings, so we sat and ate biltong while watching traffic ... To solve the problem Arusa's hardware at Gonato had about a thousand of them in many sizes. He also pulled out a brand new axle to replace Johan's crooked one!
After a lunch of beef stew, samp and marogo, a quick visit to a shebeen-butcher for meat and OBS, we hit the road again finishing on 86km for the day!