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Saturday, April 17, 1999
Durban to 12 km West of St. Lucia, South Africa
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12 km West of St. Lucia, South Africa:
Latitude: 28° 22' 14" South
Longitude: 32° 16' 50" East
Altitude: 218 feet
From Seattle: 12030 miles
Lodging: Hostel - African Tale Backpackers

Today's Travel:
Country: South Africa
Region: KwaZulu-Natal
Path:Durban - 12 km West of St. Lucia, South Africa
Linear:137 miles
Weather: Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 737
Linear Dist: 141763
Countries Visited: 53
Regions Visited: 209
More stats...
Hotels: 204
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 107
Hostels: 204
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2854

Journal Entry:
Not surprisingly didn't get up until nearly one. Also not surprisingly didn't feel that hot. Dean went and picked up the car - complete with a new fuel pump, U-joint, newly patched radiator, and tons of miscellaneous. We packed, then went out for a goodbye lunch for Joy. Joy has decided to take a job back in the US and has to be home by the first of next month so she's decided to stay in Durban to arrange her ticket and try to do a quick trip to Kruger.

We sadly said goodbye to Joy again then headed North. We caught a very red sunset along the beach North of Durban then drove a couple more hours in the dark. We ended up stopping at a backpackers just off the side of the road about twelve kilometers West of St Lucia. Called Sodwana Bay Lodge (where we're thinking of diving from) to find out that the Dive course Dean wants to take doesn't start until Monday - so we're in no hurry. Quiet night playing darts with Dean and chatting with other travelers.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: South Africa
CIA World Fact Book: South Africa

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