Submitted by Quest on Mon, 03/06/2013 - 6:24pm
“Pushing the boundary’s known to Quest men” - The race started on Tuesday 28th May at 6am at Quest Africa. It was an early start for all of us and no one knew of what was about to come. Leg 1 was a 68km cycle from Quest to the Southwell road where we would start our leg 2 which was a 17km paddle on the Kariega River. The lads were pushing themselves as much as possible to end day 1 but when we arrived in Kenton we still had a 7,5 walk/run to Kasouga where we spent the night in comfy beds.
Submitted by Quest on Mon, 03/06/2013 - 11:14am
Day 1 - It was an early start for everyone on Tuesday morning , all the quest boys were eager on starting the epic race. We were all waiting in the dark at the start line ready to begin with Sheila as the start lady (minus the bikini). When the race was under way we were already pushing up the first hill which was barely even 5km into the race. Our team had a miserable start with Murray having a puncture 10 minutes into the race , which put us at the back of the group in an early stage of the race.
Submitted by Quest on Mon, 03/06/2013 - 9:00am
Looking back on what we accomplished, I can feel nothing but pride for my comrades, Kegan Harrison, Stof Taylor and Wihaan DeGraaf for how we pulled together and united as a team. Admittedly I was filled with much apprehension at the start, we were standing at the edge of a pit full of the daunting unknown and unrelenting fear, materialized as dull pain in the stomach. Fortunately during the course of the race I found the pit to diminish as the distance covered increased.
Submitted by Quest on Thu, 07/03/2013 - 12:10pm
Getting back from bush camp was a huge relief and what followed was an exciting few days. Soon after we got back and used to a bed & showers, we went to Port Alfred to get our scuba diving licenses. We camped behind the shop where we had lectures and learned all about the does and don’ts when diving. But the real fun came on the days we went diving. The first dive was so scary but also so exciting. Once you reached the bottom, you are so busy worrying about what is keeping you alive to actually take in what is happening. That all changed on the second
Submitted by Quest on Thu, 07/03/2013 - 11:49am
Our recent trips to bush camp help many exiting opportunities and experiences that we all grabbed with both hands. We enjoyed the challenges that were laid out before us as much as we could. I was fortunate in that I was given the unique opportunity to hunt and shoot my first buck.
Submitted by Deenie on Wed, 06/03/2013 - 9:31am
What have we been up to since we began a month ago? The simple and short answer is "a lot" ; the long answer would take too long. We are busy and am sure, so are you. I have been thinking about time and how it seems to have shrunk as our schedules have grown. We rush from one thing to another and there is seldom time for the unscheduled moments that often produce the magic in life. We even drink tea quickly which is a grave sign.
Submitted by Quest on Thu, 28/02/2013 - 1:00pm
When I first came here I realized how difficult everything was, especially doing everything physically. I have met new people, made new friends, learnt lessons and how to work together as a group.
My first cycle to Alexandria felt like the toughest thing I have ever done in my life. Since then, my time has improved from over 2hrs to 1h40min. Hiking is very difficult and tiring. Cycling every day is hard as we cycle a few kilometers everyday. The food here is brilliant, although we only drink water.
Submitted by Quest on Thu, 28/02/2013 - 12:40pm
The thing with kayaking is that it is not an easy feat to accomplish. Kayaks are cruel and evil little boats waiting for an unexpecting victim. The moment you think you have it, SPLASH, you are in the water and you come out wide-eyed with a few choice words. That little evil kayak you were in loves to tip you over again and again and again into the Kaba water which has all sorts of weird swimming things in it and don’t forget its also salty, with a lot of slim. The trick to taming those little evil menaces is balance and concentration that work in harmony. Too
Submitted by Quest on Thu, 28/02/2013 - 11:38am
On Wednesday, 20th February, a few of the guys and I went for a walk with these two people that we had just met the day before. They are running an initiative called Trekking for Trash and their mission is to walk around the whole coastline of South Africa and pick up trash. So we went for a walk with them in order to help them and to try and learn a little from them. We walked from Green Point to Cannon Rocks. On the way I came across a bottle lodged underneath some driftwood. When I went to pick it up and put it in my r
Submitted by Quest on Thu, 28/02/2013 - 11:07am
The challenge of bush survival was near and we had been split into two groups of 5. My group was the first to embark on the expedition. Our group consisted of Weeks, Kyle (Pep), Murray, Stof and myself. We were all keen to accept the challenge of surviving in the bush.