I took my time leaving PE, I got to the taxi rank about 11am, and got on a taxi for Jeffrey’s Bay, the next major town about 80km away. This is one of the surfing hotspots, the home of billabong. There is a factory store where everything is half-off. I meant to get off in the town then decide whether or not to stay there or continue….but when I found out the taxi I was in continued a bit further, a drive through the town was good enough. My taxi ended in Humansdorp, where I got a taxi for Stormsriver because it near a national park. I think it was about another 100km. I sat on the back bench of the taxi, my two seatmates to my right I think were father and son. They offered me a beer, and we chatted off and on for the trip. They both worked in the tourist industry around Stormsriver. They told me bits about the area. They need to go to the next town (Humansdorp to the east, Plettenbergs Bay to the west) every month to get supplies, there are small stores close to them, but they are more expensive. They insisted I have a second beer. This made the last 30 minutes a bit painful due to a full bladder. My friends drained their’s in one of the villages we stopped in, but I just couldn’t do it with homes in every direction.
I saw a skinny cow for the first time.
I got to my hostel just in time for Japan-Paraguay. I would’ve preferred to be late. Without a preference in the match it was extremely boring. Both teams played good, intelligent football, but it just wasn’t entertaining. That was alleviated by the Spain-Portugal match. I thought Spain would win a tight match, I was surprised how many quality chances Portugal created. Villa’s goal appeared to be offsides, but they never showed a good replay here. Despite the bumping social scene at my hostel, I am getting ready for bed, I am excited to choose my adventure here in Tsitsikamma national park. I just realized I may have thrown away a bag that had jerky in it, so I’ma stop by the kitchen real quick and investigate. Goodnight Family.