Monthly Archives: September 2019

Expedition Africa Rodrigues 2019: All done

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Yoh. And Yoh again. There is just no ways that #RodriguesIsland can only be 18km long and 12km wide. Around every corner; up every peak; within each consecutive valley; along the breathtaking coastline … the landscape never, ever lets up. And I can guarantee you that every single racer out of the 240 competitors at this year’s #ExpeditionAfrica will [...]

Expedition Africa Rodrigues 2019: Day 5

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  I sort of ignored the local Health & Safety rules today as I went feral along the #viaferrata, #abseil and #trek leg, somewhere high up in the #Rodrigues hills. The first teams may have finished the #ExpeditionAfrica on Ile Rodrigues Tourisme, but it certainly does not mean that the 50-odd teams out there are any less serious about finishing this incredible #adventurerace. One of the [...]

Expedition Africa Rodrigues 2019: Day 4

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  Sometimes those 3AM wake-ups really pay off, and this was certainly one of those mornings. The light at T6 went all Cecil B. de Mille about an hour before dawn, with a gunmetal grey sea, a dozen drifting pirogues, tired team members wading into the icy maw of the ocean, and the dawn light [...]

Expedition Africa Rodrigues 2019: Day 3

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Holy blikskottel. What a flippen day … After the indeterminate #tigerlines and fortuitous goat tracks of yesterday, we’ve somehow managed to strike the mother-lode of awesomeness today. Jaw-dropping scenery, non-stop action, multiple layers of intrigue and strategy, hard-won ecstacy and uncharted agony … today is the day that Kinetic Events Africa #ExpeditionAfrica on Ile Rodrigues Tourisme came of age ???????????????? There was zero [...]

Expedition Africa Rodrigues 2019: Day 2

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  Just a quick follow-on to yesterday’s post containing some of the #mountainbike, #trailrun, #trekking and #zipline images shot on the Sony#SonyAlphaSA #a7r3 from @OrmsDirect #OrmsDirect ???? Top end positions have shifted slightly, with #GreenerAdventures (Sweden), #Nevarest (SA) and #MerrelZA (SA) now holding the podium spots. More photos to follow soon, and damn, hoping to bank at least a few hours of sleep tonight ???????????????? ORIGINAL POST BELOW … About 1am here on [...]

Expedition Africa Rodrigues 2019: Day 1

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  Just a quick follow-on to yesterday’s post containing some of the #mountainbike, #trailrun, #trekking and #zipline images shot on the Sony#SonyAlphaSA #a7r3 from @OrmsDirect #OrmsDirect ???? Top end positions have shifted slightly, with #GreenerAdventures (Sweden), #Nevarest (SA) and #MerrelZA (SA) now holding the podium spots. More photos to follow soon, and damn, hoping to bank at least a few hours of sleep tonight ???????????????? ORIGINAL POST BELOW … About 1am here on [...]

Expedition Africa: Rodrigues – Day 1 (The Water Leg)

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About 1am here on ‘The Island’, and fokkit, what a day it has been. The #expafrica2019 Adventure Race kicked off with a spectacular regatta, where traditional pirogues and the odd wayward sailor teamed up with the 60-odd teams in order to tame the Indian Ocean off this most easterly Mascarene island. Let’s just say the ocean won… [...]

5 Hours to Race Start – Expedition Africa, Rodrigues 2019

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You might not think it from the incredible #RodriguesIsland Vibe, but there is an #adventurerace about to happen! ???????? Final prep for the teams on #Day4 for the teams at this year’s #expafrica2019, with less than 5hrs to race start ???????????? Today will see the emotional Memorial Service and then its straight into the pirogue regatta … and no one has any idea what chaos [...]