Today we arrived in somewhat of a paradise… the ocean (at Elands Bay) and after 4 months of being on the road (let’s not count Egypt, nor the Red Sea) and not seeing it… you realize how beautiful it is… of course the water was freezing cold but some just had to do it! The route was a challenging one today – not because of the distance or the hills but the terrain a mismatch of paved and dirt roads and just when you were getting used to one… it finished and then the other started. The dirt road reminded most riders of Kenya somewhere (a little bumpy and corrugated in parts) but on the whole it was a non race day, there was the ocean and the weather was perfect. The highlights of the day… delicious fish for dinner plus the inaugural TDA granny gear race which was won by Andy Paton. Tonight we were treated to a sunset that rated as one of our best over the 4 months and tomorrow… second last day of TDA 2007.