This weekend we decided to join the Swift Campout, a global call to go bike-camping on June 24th for the summer solstice.
Except this wasn't one of our regular everyday summer S24o's, this was our 2nd mad midwinter microadventure.
As usual gathered at our usual meeting spot Woodstock Cycleworks then headed for the station and took the train from Cape Town to Wellington. After a pub lunch in Wellington we headed up the incredibly beautiful Bainskloof Pass to our campsite in the mountains. Once we got to the campsite we pitched our tents, made our campfires and started to enjoy an evening with lots of food, drink and friends.
After a freezing cold night, some warm porridge for breakfast some of us even braved an icy swim in the river. We then hung out for a while, swimming, fishing and chatting before slowly packing up and heading up and over the pass for lunch, some more wine and a last ride to the station to catch a train home.
All in all it turned out to be another wonderful, memorable S24o with such a great bunch of people, I can't wait to go again.
Here are a few snaps:
Here's a little video from the ride between our lunch stop and getting to the train on time.