Starting the last Section
Another section began today, The Diamond Coast, though the diamonds and the coast are yet to appear. Cool desert roads awaited the cyclists as they left Windhoek this morning. Another early day and another venturous episode of turning the cranks toward Capetown. Windhoek had it’s many Western conveniences; Malls, banks, movie theatres, level sidewalks, and the chance to watch television till the mind capitulates. But enough is enough, everyone was ready to head back into the wilderness of a bush camp, where many of the riders have begun teaching each other their native dances, especially the Dutch and Swiss riders, who seem to have some of the most acrobatic national dances ever witnessed. One of the swiftest of the Dutch riders, Jan, outsprinted the speedy lead group of cyclists for the stage win, while his compatriot, Eva, did the same in the women’s division.
So with a multitude of stars all around our heads, and the misshapen moon giving us a good long stare we sit and ponder the stillness and perhaps think of our favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie. Mine is North by Northwest.