I CARRY A BOOK WHICH IS PRESENTED TO MOST OF THOSE I MEET ON THE CYCLE. I THEN REPOST THE COMMENTS AND SIGNATURES ON THIS PAGE.

 THE BOOK WAS ORIGINALLY GIVEN TO ME BY ANGIE AND GREG SHACKLEFORD, IN UNDERBERG, AS A SKETCH BOOK. BUT AS I HAD DONE NO SKETCHING AND A RECORD OF THE WELL WISHES SHOULD BE KEPT, I THOUGHT THIS AN IDEAL TRIBUTE TO A LOVELY COUPLE AND THEIR FRIENDSHIP.

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IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOU COMMENT INCLUDED, BUT HAVE NO ACCESS TO THE BOOK – SEND ME THE COMMENT AND I WILL REPOST IT HERE.

MY MESSAGES

14.09.014

Dear Rob,

Best wishes and good luck for your trip. We will follow the progress closely and will be looking forward to your updates. Hope you will make many new friends and experience a unique way of life. Best wishes.

Irene Kotze President Rotary E Club 1 South Africa

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Dear Rob,

We, as Ekuthuleni Primary School staff, children & parents wish you all the best in your adventure. Our hearts & minds are with you as you “wobble“’ through our continent.

All the best Samual Khalala

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Today the enthusiastic members of the Early Art Club of Ekuthuleni Primary School were instrumental in organizing the International Peace Day Celebration at our school.

Rob, they ALL wish you a safe journey.

Nokuthulena Mvubu – Facilitator 19.09.2014

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Dear Rob,

Happy cycling. Enjoy the JBay and Cape traveling because the rest is all uphill. I have just re-checked the map. The friends you will meet along the way will make the trip worthwhile. Happy Wobbling.

Gerald Sieberhagen Executive Secretary/Friend Rotary E Club 1 South Africa

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19.09.014

Dear Rob,

I would like to wish you all the very best for your epic trip! Rotary Africa will be with you in spirit and I look forward to receiving updates on your journey. Warm wishes, Sharon – ROTARY AFRICA

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9 10.014

Happy birthday, Rob. Stay light on your feet and in your heart. Always Charly Steele – Footloose Line Dancer “In Chief” – Jeffrey’s Bay Breakfast Club

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9 October 2014

Happy birthday Rob. Enjoy your cycling trip. Will always follow up on your trip.

Elizabeth Haylice – Jeffrey’s Bay Breakfast Club

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9.10.2014

Happi birthday Rob. It’s been great having you join us at our breakfasts. Enjoy your trip.

Sheilagh and Vernon – Jeffrey’s Bay Breakfast Club

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 Cheers Rob,

It’s been a great 14 months and you sincerely have been the world’s greatest tenant. Go safe & keep in touch. Dee May – Jeffrey’s Bay Landlady/friend and Jeffrey’s Bay Breakfast Club 9.10.2014

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Hi Rob,

It was good to have met you & we will miss you. Best wishes for the trip up north.

Love Naomi – Jeffrey’s Bay Breakfast Club

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Rob,

I’ve only just met you, but you are a man of stature. I wish you for your journey;

1 – Focus

2 – Kindness to yourself

3 – Many memories

4 – Lots of love to those who you may meet

5 – Safe travels

6 – Injury free biking

You have left a footprint in my life.

Regards Mariette – ‘The Water Lady’ – Rotary Club of Jeffrey’s Bay

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Rob, An Afrikaans saying is, ‘Jy is tyd se baas’. ‘You are time’s boss’. Enjoy I wish you safety & health then you weathly. Sp.

Gys – Rotary Club of Jeffrey’s Bay.

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Wobbling man: Wow! I love the rice and porridge theory. It is so African. Can’t wait for the blogs and Facebook, Twitter updates. Have a blast – we only live once. Dean Gilbert President Rotary Club of Jeffrey’s Bay

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All the best in advertising Rotary – have a safe journey.

Jill Pope. Rotary Club of Jeffrey’s Bay

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Rob, All the best wishes for your trip. I hope you enjoy it as well.

Ockie & Jeanette. E-Club 1 South Africa

(I pinned his badge on for his induction, done by skype, from Jeffrey’s Bay

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Rob, As I said in my Thank You speech. You are actually leaving a legacy I our club. Great my mate, awesome. Johan Deysel. Jeffrey’s Bay Rotary

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Dearest Rob, Thank you for your inspiring stop over with my family. Everyone has dreams – its exciting to see someone faithfully following his!

Remember who you are – don’t mind the ‘Border bullies’ to much, just pass through their smallness – shine your light forward and they will too be enriched by your strength, courage and gentleness!!

To feel the sun upon your face …

To touch another one with your grace …

To see, to taste, to smell, to hear …

You need to live right now – right here!

Just as one moment of now effortlessly passes into the next – so one place will flow into the next …

What you sew – You will reap.

As you love – You will be loved!

Go in Peace. Go in Love.

Til we meet again – God Bless.

Love and Light, Rain

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Hi Rob

Keeping it Real – come back safe. Zane – Knysna Rotary

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Hi Rob. Thanks for visiting our club – Best wishes for your journey northwards. Stay out of trouble spots. All good wishes. Doug – Knysna Rotary

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Welcome to Knysna rob. Good luck and hurry back. Andy – Knysna Rotary.

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Corner table of old toppies Rotary Club of knysna. Go for it Rob! Will be with you in spirits! Pedal man Pedal and keep it up. Great to have you with us in our delightful venue. Ian, Mike,, Graham, Mandy, Dot – Knysna Rotary Club

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Good Luk and Best Wishes ? Knysna Rotary Club

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Good luck on a very brave journey for an outstanding cause. Mac T – Knysna Rotary Club

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Alles van die Beste – Meller

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May your roads be smooth and puncture free. Howard Watkins – Knysna Rotary Club

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Great effort, keep pushing. ? Knysna Rotary Club

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Have a great ride and well done. Theo – Knysna Rotary Club.

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Amazing – Keep going. – Knysna Rotary Club

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Also enjoy it Francis Retief – Knysna Rotary

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Welcome to Knysna Rob – All the best on completion of your quest. Knysna Rotary Club.

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Wonderful travels – Good luck – Knysna Rotary

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Well done and good luck – Knysna Rotary Club

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Well done and good luck – Heather – Knysna Rotary Club

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Alles van die beste. Albert lombaard Knysna Rotary Club

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Hope you enjoy Africa as much as I did. John Satchell – President, Knysna Rotary Club

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Come on you slacker, 1,000 kms down and another 24,000km to go!! Get on your bike and RIDE!

Much hugs from “My love”, “Sunshine”, “My dear”, “Darling”,

Gaynor Schoeman 18 Dec 2014. www.canningwalker.com 

Note from Rob: A very inspirational and motivated woman – read her blog.

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IT’S GREAT TO MEET YOU ROB. I’M WISHING YOU (AND YOUR RIBS) WELL.  HOPE THE THREE SPEED ALSO GROWS WITH THE KILOMETRES.

NIEL VAN ZYL (cyclist met at Step Aside accommodation in George) 3.01.015

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AND my doctor in George:-

Dear Rob,

It was such an honour to meet you.  I admire your courage!  Have fun, and keep wobbling.

Love Christine  06.01.2015

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8/1/015 – My dear ‘Ole’ friend Rob – (George) wow lost for words after seeing you 30 odd years ago. We wish you & ‘Wobbler’ a safe trip. Until we meet again (hope not too long). All our love & wishes & every push of the pedal we will be helping. Love Bev & Vernon Clements. Love to Jacqui. Once again words cannot thank you enough for saving my Jackie’s life. Love you.

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10/01/15 – Unbelievable! Seems to be in the blink of an eye. You have inspired our whole family and somehow did become part of us. Now it’s time for farewell and I am truly sad to loose you. But I know that all our prayers will be with you and you are the most awesome ambassador for Rotary. All the best on your way and may God safeguard you all the time. You will always have a place to stay here at Step-Aside. Give our love to your family. Martin Reimann – Rotarian Fellow – George Rotary

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10.01.15 – Dear Rob, It was really an honour to meet you. You came suddenly into our life and you really have a special place in our hearts. You do your thing quietly and have a very good ear. You spoilt the kids. You are trustworthy. Thank you for spending time with us. I wish you all the best for your journey. We love you and we will never forget you. I am glad that I could take you to church. May God protect and guide you. XXX Nellie Reimann, Step-Aside, George. RSA

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Dear Robyn,

We will miss you so much. You are one of the kindest person we have ever met. It will feel so empty when you are gone and your loving sense of humour and spending time with us. I will miss the sweets you gave us and thank you for my Christmas present. I love you and I will miss you so much!!!

 

Love from Michaelin and Elmo (the dog), and Kater (the cat)

This message from Michaelin Reimann, 11 year old daughter of Nellie and Martin Reimann.

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13.01.015 – The Japanese study of aesthetics teach us about ‘YUGEN’ – pertaining to a profound awareness of the Universe which evokes feelings that are unexplicably deep & too mysterious for words. It describes profound grace and subtlety. This is my wish to you on your travels. Mila Lutvhman – Rotary Mossel Bay. mika@holaw.co.za

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13.01.015 – Good luck for your ride through Africa. Roger Price – Rotary Mossel Bay.

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Best wishes – Gail – Rotary Mossel Bay.

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Dear Rob, I sat in awe. I am years your junior and yet I am not sure whether I have the courage & strength to do what you’ve embarked upon. All the best on your epic journey. You are a true warrior of light!

Wishing you love, light, courage, wisdom, power and a rewarding and fulfilling 2015. Regards, Yours in Rotary, Claire du Plessis – Rotary, Mossel Bay

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13.01.015 – Dear Rob,

Happy travels! May you be blessed and kept safe on your amazing journey. Andries and Yolandi Potgieter – Rotary Mossel Bay (Acting president)

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15/01/015

Nice meeting you – safe journey. I’ll be following you on your blog – God Bless.

Simon and Hannetjie Sauer

Outeniqua Caravan Park

(Used to work for Kenyan Airways. Lent me a table and set up my ‘wee’ bottle!

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09.09.015

Dear Rob,

Great to meet an old boy.  Go and spread love, joy and peace.

Our love to you and Jacqui

Carpe Diem

David and Trish Buwalda

(reverend Buwalder married Jacqui and I 31 years ago at Kearsney college

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10.02.015

happy Miles – be safe. Hazel (Greyton Nurse)

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10.02.015

Dear Rob

What fun to meet you and to hear your stories:some more will be added, I am sure after staying in our crazy little town.

I hope the wind will be your friend, being on your bike and have a safe journey!

God speed, Fond regards

Nan

(Helped collect my bike and gear from Riviersonderend to take to Greyton)

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10.02.015

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and insight with Greyton and surrounding communities.

Special Thank you for taking me and my husband to the Oak and Vigne.

Lots of hugs from Ruwayola Rinquest, Ras-Chezideck and Marshall (GTT director, wife annd assistant)

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10.02.015

Hi Rob,  All the best for your journey.  Safe riding, was good meeting you. Green wishes

Marshall Rinquest

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10.02.015

Rob,

What can I say?

Go north young man – Go north!

Be safe, God bless and Take care.

Lovely to see you after all these years

ORSON (Toombs at Kearsney together 40 odd years ago!)

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10.02.015

Rob,

May all your wishes come true; and your journey into the future is filled with health and happiness.

Joe Jones (Friend of Orson Toombs in Greyton)

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10.02.015

Thanks for the short time I did know you. I want to thank you for being part of my life.  I did learn some things from your personality, sense of humour. Keep it wherever you go safe.  God is with you and his angels.  Thanks again Riaan – (Greyton Transitional Town)

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13.02.015

Dear Rob,

Thank you for sharing your journey with our children.

You made us believe in dreams again, and the goodness of people.  We wish you well ohm your journey.

God Bless

Staff and learners, Emil Weder High School, Genadendal

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16.02.015

As much as you are collecting a multitude of interesting characters and stories along your way, you sure are leaving one behind.  Your stay has been sushi fun and your insights well received.  Go well fellow inmate on this beautiful planet asylum (we’re all nuts).  Love and blessings and strength. Janet Ravenscroft – manager Ecolodge, Greyton

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18.02.015

Dear Rob, It was so nice meeting you on your journey. May God bless you on the road and keep you safe.  We are so glad you stayed with us. Good luck.

Love from Vaalplaas, Caledon.

Barendo, Heleen, Mardie & Johanco Fourie

(Head on howling south easterlies made me pull into Vaalplaas and ask to sleep under the trees in the fields.  Said yes.  I had just unpacked, the bakkie arrived and I was told that I was welcome to stay in the house.  Braai for dinner, couple of beers, hoyt shower, soft bed, morning shower and breakfast.  Farmers know how to look after the land and travellers).

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27.02.015

Dear Rob. Thank you for visiting Struis Baai Primary School at the tip of Africa. We appreciate your sharing your experiences with us.  Also giving our learners valuable life advice.

We are with you on your journeys!

Good Luck for the future Mr Roman (deputy head master)

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11 March 2015

Dear Rob,

Thank you for visiting the Rotary Club of Stanford.  It was great showing you around our village and taking you to some of our projects.  We thank you for your club banner and wish you well on your journey.  Malcolm Bury – Presiedent

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March 2015

May the Great Spirit guide you and keep you on this long and honourable journey of yours, Rob.

YOU are an inspiration and it was with great pleasure to host you here at “THE LAST RESORT”.

RESPECT

Craig and Kathy

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16th March

Thank you for sharing your great adventure with us!

We are both  inspired for having shared the last two days with you.

I salute you and wish you safe traveling with a warm wind behind you!!

Best wishes

Cathy and Lawrance Brennon,

Onrus.

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May the Road Rise to Meet `you.

May the Wind be Always at Your Back.

May the Sun Shine warm upon your face,

The Rains Fall Soft upon Your Fields,

And Until WE Meet again, May God Hold You in the Palm of HIS Hand.

Cathy and Lawrance Brennon – Onrus 16th March 2015

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