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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 [...]

Port Maruthin, Rodrigues

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  Cruising the back alleys of #PortMaruthin, the capital of #RodriguesIsland, in search of local colour. And there’s absolute loads of it, from the hustle of the bus station, to the bustle of the fresh produce market. Loving the names of and designs on the public buses in this little piece of paradise called Ile Rodrigues Tourisme The [...]

Rodrigues Island Adventuring

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Endorphins and end-of-days views, literally everywhere you turn your head. And beautiful people, smiling eyes, Creole cuisine and a vibrant island vibe unfolding here on #Rodrigues. It is Day3 for me as part of the #expafrica2019 Road Show, but it feels like I’ve been on the island for at least a week with all the adventures we’ve experienced [...]

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