Potholes in Grahamstown are a serious problem. Drivers seem to complain much of the time about the ditches and bumps in the road that have the potential to cause grievous harm to their vehicles. Some people though, are tired of hearing the complaints about road problems in the Eastern Cape, knowing that there are more important issues to care about. To lighten the mood regarding potholes, here follows the FICTITIOUS story of four students. They travel ‘the world’ to different potholes in Grahamstown, seeing places like the Grand Canyon, Lake Kariba and Jungfraujoch. Follow their enticing made-up tale and laugh about the funny moments.
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P.s Kate and Peter are happily NOT engaged.
The first stop for Peter Martin, Kate Karow, Bianca Du Plessis and Jared Coetzee on their around the world trip is Bourke’s Luck Potholes in Mpumalanga. Here they are at the viewing platform looking down at the eroded holes in the sea rocks. Photo: Roxanne Daniels
Bianca Du Plessis, Kate Karow, Jared Coetzee and Peter Martin (background) support Abi Cloete as she approaches the finish of her first Dusi Canoe Marathon. Photo: Roxanne Daniels
Jared Coetzee rests after just having taking on free diving the Mariana Trench. Jared has only been free diving for a year, but is an ambitious 21-year-old. Photo: Roxanne Daniels
Peter Martin proposes to Kate Karow next to the Kimberley Hole, where he believes the diamonds in the engagement ring to have come from. Kate has always wanted to see the Kimberley Hole and Peter decided this would be the perfect spot to pop the question. Photo: Roxanne Daniels
The adventuring young adults stop next in Switzerland and go to the top of Europe, Jungfraujoch. Here Bianca Du Plessis and Jared Coetzee admire and take pictures of the glaciers from the viewing platform 3454m above sea level. Photo: Roxanne Daniels
At the next stop on their whirlwind tour, the four friends visit the Grand Canyon. Peter Martin leaned a little too far back on the viewing platform and is being held by Jared Coetzee while Bianca Du Plessis and Kate Karow (background, left to right) look on in shock. Photo: Roxanne Daniels
Kate Karow is the tree lover of the travelling bunch and she’s excited to be allowed to plant a pot plant in the Royal Botanical Gardens in London. Photo: Roxanne Daniels
Kate Karow stands at the top of Mt Everest in the Himalayan Mountains, having just hiked up. The peak is 8848m above sea level and is the highest in the world. Photo: Roxanne Daniels
The next location is Cameroon where Bianca Du Plessis practises her journalistic skills and does a report next to Lake Chad about the decreasing water levels over the past few decades in this vital lake. Jared Coetzee films while Peter Martin prompts with her script. Photo: Roxanne Daniels
Kate Karow, Bianca Du Plessis, Jared Coetzee and Peter Martin sit with their feet in the water of Lake Kariba in the Zambian sun at their last destination of their trip. Photo: Roxanne Daniels
I wrote this article for Grocott’s Mail(a local newspaper in Grahamstown) and it did not get published. After quite a roller-coaster ride to do the story, I thought it was worth publishing here! To read more about my experience at Grocott’s mail, click here.
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