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Journey to the Wild Coast & Beyond (Photo Diary)

Lachlan does the World’s highest bungy jump and Bow Wow joins a crew of salty surf mutts at J Bay which leads to a chance encounter with rock star scientist Brian Cox. We spend a few luxurious nights with Lucie’s relatives stocking up on biltong and gaining invaluable advice for the trip ahead. Humbled by the Wild Coast we can feel the bittersweet beauty of Africa’s extremes already getting under our skin and touching our hearts.

Shanty town near Route 62.

Shanty town near Route 62.


Lachlan does highest bungy in the World at Bloukrans.

Lachlan does highest bungy in the World at Bloukrans.


Super Tubes @ J-Bay.

Super Tubes @ J-Bay.


Salty surf mutts at Super Tubes, J-Bay.

Salty surf mutts at Super Tubes, J-Bay.


Lachlan with rock star scientist, Brian Cox.

Lachlan with rock star scientist, Brian Cox.


Lucie & Bow Wow at Super Tubes, J-Bay.

Lucie & Bow Wow at Super Tubes, J-Bay.


Lanikai (Heavenly Ocean). We met four year old, Lanikai, at J Bay Super Tubes beach, South Africa. Her name means "€˜heavenly ocean"™ in Hawaiian and she put this natty ensemble together herself.

Lanikai (Heavenly Ocean). We met four year old, Lanikai, at J Bay Super Tubes beach, South Africa. Her name means "€˜heavenly ocean"™ in Hawaiian and she put this natty ensemble together herself.


Tender moments.

Tender moments.


African sunset at the Lakes' farm near Port Elizabeth.

African sunset at the Lakes' farm near Port Elizabeth.


Biltong drying at the Lakes' farm.

Biltong drying at the Lakes' farm.


Making biltong at the Lakes' farm.

Making biltong at the Lakes' farm.


Sandloper'€™s middens on the dunes evidenced by broken mussel shells.

Sandloper'€™s middens on the dunes evidenced by broken mussel shells.


Dramatic deserted beach by the dunes.

Dramatic deserted beach by the dunes.


Mottled marble affect on largest dunes in the Southern Hemisphere.

Mottled marble affect on largest dunes in the Southern Hemisphere.


Rainbow sunset by the Lakes' farm.

Rainbow sunset by the Lakes' farm.


Chippy'€™s last walk on the beach.

Chippy'€™s last walk on the beach.


Bow Wow on the beach at Bushman's River.

Bow Wow on the beach at Bushman's River.


Cheerio Chippy, our friend.

Cheerio Chippy, our friend.


Bow Wow gets his sea legs on the Bushman's River before we make him walk the plank.

Bow Wow gets his sea legs on the Bushman's River before we make him walk the plank.


How to Work a Tooth Pick. Cool cat, Raymond, from Grahamstown, South Africa's style essentials include: a jaunty berry, gold aviators and a compulsory tooth pick.

How to Work a Tooth Pick. Cool cat, Raymond, from Grahamstown, South Africa's style essentials include: a jaunty berry, gold aviators and a compulsory tooth pick.


East London beach.

East London beach.


Dainty Daisy the dachshund.

Dainty Daisy the dachshund.


Ferry crossing at Kei River mouth.

Ferry crossing at Kei River mouth.


Lula boarding the ferry at Kei River mouth.

Lula boarding the ferry at Kei River mouth.


On the ferry to Cebe on the Wild Coast.

On the ferry to Cebe on the Wild Coast.


Certainly beats taking the bus!

Certainly beats taking the bus!


Pedigree pavement specials on the way to Cebe.

Pedigree pavement specials on the way to Cebe.


Friendly faces on the road to Cebe.

Friendly faces on the road to Cebe.


Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?


Setting up at Cebe Community Campsite.

Setting up at Cebe Community Campsite.


Using our hot shower for first time on trip.

Using our hot shower for first time on trip.


Bow Wow and Lula on a mission.

Bow Wow and Lula on a mission.


Sandile at Cebe Community Rest Camp.

Sandile at Cebe Community Rest Camp.


Beautiful deserted beach next to Cebe Community Camp.

Beautiful deserted beach next to Cebe Community Camp.


Bow Wow's second favourite picture.

Bow Wow's second favourite picture.

Bow Wow's favourite picture. Taken just before colliding with the camera.

Bow Wow's favourite picture. Taken just before colliding with the camera.


River crossing minus the ferry.

River crossing minus the ferry.


Rural rainbow rondavels on the Wild Coast.

Rural rainbow rondavels on the Wild Coast.


Wild Coast from Trunky's perspective.

Wild Coast from Trunky's perspective.

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