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Sunday, January 29

Day 28 Clanwilliam – Cape Town

It's over – we finished.

After fixing the car last night, we had dinner at the Clanwilliam Bowling Club. It was somewhat overwhelmed by the travelling circus.

There were no results available and they had everyone start today in the same order as yesterday. I suspect we are still around 12thoutright and 2nd in class


This morning had rwo World Cup stages.

We took it relatively easy – well – until the last kilometre when Mark saw the girls in the MG ahead of him and pulled out all stops to get past. We passed them before the control, and for a moment I thought they were going to get revenge and run into the back of us. We moved a car length further and they managed to stop.

These were the ones we ran into a couple of weeks ago when we were trying to pass them in Ethiopia.

The run into town was uneventful. We flew the Aussie flag that Rae Waterhouse had given us. The finish was at the entry portal of the very flash hotel we are at, the Table Bay (right).

We will be having a celebratory drink shortly. The presentation dinner is tonight. (See official results at



 below left: Mark being kissed by the Porsche driver Joost Van Cauwenberge, whose car we "kissed" in Greece in a slow-speed head-on on a wrong road. All is obviously forgiven!

Mark and I at the Presentation Dinner

I hope this blog has been of interest. When I settle down and have a read of it myself, I might add the bits I missed on the way, but that's for another day.