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10th February An early start. No breakfast as we had a long drive day. Ben & Todd spent an extra day at the Sheraton as Todd has an eye infection. They plan to fly down to Calabar to join us on Monday. The road was in a better condition, but here were still (infrequent for *****ia) checkpoints. The truck had a large outbreak of 'the trots', including me. We bushcamped. Before we went to bed we saw fireworks, concluding *****ia had ...
... FROM THE LOCALS MORE THAN ONCE. The meaning being, once they saw you were lost they will direct you up the wrong way, ring their bandit mates and that will be the end of you. Hmmmm. Just two rules...surely that wasn’t a problem and we were making excellent time.
And then the GPS got involved!!!! About 50km from Calabar, the light fading rapidly, the GPS ***** kept insisting that MABEL turn around and go down another road we’d just passed. ...
... br> Having beaten me at arm wrestling, Kinini was giving me tips on how to get stronger!
After supper, I went back to the bar to spend more time chatting with Kinini and Joshua. This has become a regular African pastime! This is after all why I came to Africa pastime!
The thunderstorm was really impressive and the rain bucketed down. At 10 o'clock, I ran to the tent to avoid the down power!
Woke up bunged up! Not the best night's sleep I have had. Never mind. Today is the two thirds mark (not that I am counting) of our journey to Cape Town. In distance terms, we are not even half way there. This journey has been so interesting the way in which we have covered lots of distance in a short time and then either remaining static or back tracking. All necessary of course.
Off we went to ...
We will meet in a central park for picnics and lounging from 11am (TBC: Probably Hyde Park; near Marble Arch, or Regents Park; near Great Portland Street; depending on pubs nearby.)
Please bring food, drinks, etc. We are suffering from milk based products, potatoes and chocolate deficiencies. Please no yam, cassava, tripe, goat foot or cow skin.
People can come and go as fits there schedule and we can stay put to see all your lovely faces again.
We will ...
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