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Latest News! 22nd April, 2014

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Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway - Photo: Wikimedia

Our cover picture this week features the amazing Atlantic Road in Norway. It looks like it's straight from a science fiction movie, but it is the real McCoy with some outstanding engineering involved -  and a reminder that winter is around the corner for the Southern Hemisphere and how fortunate and blessed we are to live in a country with such a mild climate.

Easter is history and probably for the first time in many years, it didn't rain in the Western Cape over the long weekend. The national death toll from road accidents at time of writing was in excess of 80 souls. We sincerely hope all our readers, followers and subscribers are excluded from that list. Now comes that tricky part where you have to get your mind back into a work routine. Of interest in the Western Cape, was the large number of families who decided to stay at home this Easter.
We have another interesting trio of passes on offer today from Limpopo to Swellendam.

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1. Leeuriviershoogte Pass- A well travelled pass on the R60 offering fabulous views of the Langeberg and the famous Vensterbank.

2.
Rankins Pass- This one really had us flummoxed and has made it onto our extreme and bizarre pass listing as the only official pass in SA which is not actually a pass at all. We added it in for no other reason than it's unusual explanation.

3. Jan Trichardt Pass- A nice 'slippery when wet' gravel pass in Limpopo very close to Rankins Pass.

In case you were wondering why we didn't post a news bulletin last Thursday, it was in anticipation that most of our readers would be away for the Easter break. We've also added a new listing under the bizarre/unusual page section, with the top ten most popular passes according to our readers. Click here:

Keep up the defensive driving and buckle up.



Trygve Roberts
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Trygve Roberts



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