|Home at last - 12d 5h 55min|
Martin and Jeannie Dreyer's honeymoon just ended at Diemersfontein - and now the celebrations begin. They finished their amazing ride in 12days, 5hours 55minutes - which gives Jeannie the new women's record by more than 7 days. A small group of friends and supporters welcomed them home and both were quite emotional, having reached the end of this long and intense journey. As they received their blankets, they spoke of each other's strength and how the bond between them had also been strengthened by the last 12 days together. They also acknowledged the other riders still out there riding, with Jeannie singling out Avril for her courage in doing so much of the trail by herself.
|The Blanket Ceremony|
Today is Jeannie's birthday, so in addition to the traditional finisher's pizza, there's also birthday cake for dessert. No doubt the eating will continue for a few days until their appetites are back to normal.
|Pizza and cake|
This has been a remarkable journey for the happy honeymooners - well done Martin and Jeannie!