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On vacation (the journey home) Part II

I can hardly believe it’s already been three weeks since we’ve returned from vacation.  That convinced me to quickly share the last few pics of our trip before I completely forget what it was like.

I left you in the tiny hamlet of De Vlugt, about two thirds of the way through the Prince Alfred’s Pass.  You would recall that it’s a gravel pass that winds for seventy kilometres through the Outeniqua mountains between Knysna and Avontuur in the Western Cape Province.  The road is quite narrow in places and tend to rise steeply around hairpin bends.  We took it slow, stopping often, and had been driving for about two hours by the time we reached De Vlugt.  We were starting to wonder if the pass was ever going to end.

Prince Albert Pass
“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Prince Albert Pass
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,

By this time we had left the forests far behind, but it in no way diminished the beauty of the mountains.

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