And on another dog note, the hounds of Mfakathini reminded me so much of the hounds of the himalayas - hardy, affectionate and friendly.... will be meeting more of those soon!
You may wonder what dogs have to do with bicycles, well its always easy to make a link with something you like! In this case a few weeks ago I forewent my routine sunday cycle to attend the SPCA Township Dog Show at Mfakathini between Mphopomeni and Boston. It was a real collar and tails affair as 180 odd mostly happy hounds, turned up with owners and tails wagging for a collar, lead, rabies injection, de-worming, de-fleaing and entry into the dogshow for R5! Initiatives like this really do make a difference as over the past 8 years the SPCA have been working in the township, the general welfare of the animals has improved.