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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Driving on the left

N2 West KwaZulu-Natal
I've been very proud of myself for learning to drive on the left side of the road here in South Africa however accidents do happen...

22 comments:

Carolyn said...

Glad you are well, no one was hurt and everyone has been so kind. Did you find the truck that you avoided?
Continued good travel.
Smiles

blog with no name said...

Gaelyn, I'm so thankfull that you are OK!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please be carfull. I Love You and I will continue to pray for your safe return. The sweathouse is finished, I need to use it so I won't begin to worry about things that I have no control over. I know I said that I wouldn't until you got back, but I feel it is a must... sorry. Take care, and carry my love with you...

Jo said...

Oh no, Gaelyn;) glad you're OK. Those huge trucks can be such a pain on our roads... Where are you now (this Saturday night? 7pm?) Are you heading for the Cape from Kokstad? Are you going to the Karoo? So many questions... Can you believe we skimmed past Mount Frere on Thursday and there you were a day later. Are you avoiding the Transkei? Please tell us where you are in the next few days. We may just meet up with you... Take care Hugs. Jo

mountain.mama said...

All's well that ends well and I'm glad that it wasn't any worse than it was! Driving on the left is a big switch. Then after you get used to it and come home it feels like you are on the wrong side of the road again.

Firefly said...

I am glad you are ok. It pays to be a carefull and safe driver. I know from all the years of driving as a tourist guide that you have to keep your eyes open at all times. I am looking forward to hopefully meet up with you on Monday then.

LG said...

Welcome to our beautiful country, but the roads are kinda bad with big potholes, and the drivers even worse. Be careful, and enjoy your trip...

Dale Forbes said...

sorry about the car, but being in kokstad means that you are right near weza forest, a great spot for some awesome birds (cape parrot!!! bush blackcap, narina trogon, barratts warbler, cinnamon dove, forest buzzard...)

have fun!
Dale

Ruth said...

Glad you are OK and are back on track again. This could have happened anywhere, but don't let it ruin your trip. (I don't think it has!)

dAwN said...

oh Crap! Glad u are ok! look forward to more posts!

Sandy said...

looks like you traded up =-)

Callie said...

Glad you were not hurt! And great that you are back on the road and terrific that you found the internet. Safe driving!

Martha Z said...

That is an adventure I'm sure you could do without. I'm glad everyone was ok. To bad you couldn't get the truck driver to take responisbility.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I have been worried sick about you Gaelyn as I did not know what happened and if you were okay. Please, please keep in touch so I know you are okay.

I am pleased to hear it is nothing more serious. Please be careful over this long weekend.

Carolyn Ford said...

Oh No! I am glad that taking care of the situation went rather smoothly. I hope you didn't waste too much of your precious time...thankfully everyone is okay, no injuries. Be careful out there, Gaelyn!

Elaine said...

Not at all what you want to happen when you are traveling! I'm glad everyone was okay though. I'm sure that I would have major problems trying to drive on the left side of the road--it would be like trying to drive while looking in a mirror. It sounds like you have landed in a lovely spot for now. Take care and enjoy yourself.

Diane AZ said...

Oh dear! Glad everyone's okay and you found a good place to stay and you're back on track. Enjoy the next part of your adventure. :)

A human kind of human said...

I am so grateful that you are okay and that the reporting and swapping of the cars all went well for you. Please be careful. Unfortunately our roads are notorius for bad driving.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Good grief, Gaelyn. Obviously, we're all just happy you are okay, dear! Goodness gracious. (A very Southern expression...just for you today)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: A car can be fixed and I'm also thankful you are okay.

Bibi said...

More adventures, but not always the kind you want. Glad you're ok. Sounds like South Africans are quite a nice lot. I rented a car and drove on 'the other side' when I was in Ireland. Never had a problem, except sometimes I'd go to the wrong side to get in!

Arija said...

Nothing like a crash course in driving. Glad all went well. It is not much fun to have a truck heding straight for you. Also very glad you are having a great time.

RuthieJ said...

You're just having all kinds of adventures on this trip Gaelyn!
I'm glad that you (or anyone else) were not hurt in the accident.

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