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Travel Blogs from Cabinda
... the border and, unfortunately it
started to rain very heavily.
We noticed that the villagers all had plastic buckets to collect the water running off
their roofs. It also meant that Mike had to get out and walk through
some big waterholes once again, though this time he could not see
much for the rain. As it ended up some villagers told Mike that
although it was still OK where they were it would be better to go
back about 1 km and take ...
We were woken about 5
by the people testing the loudspeakers for the service today. The
service this morning started at 6 and was still going when we left at
8. Any British Minister would be holding his head high if he had
congregations half the size of these. We carried on with the
intention of crossing the border again, but on arrival at the
frontier we found they do not work Sundays and so we caught up with
the washing and settled down for the night in the car ...
Back to the garage and the new panels is now fitted. This time we did have to pay, but only
about half the normal price for both jobs. We are now routing for the
border to the Angolan enclave of Cabinda. At the border the Congo
customs and immigration went well. The Angolan side was OK but took
for ever. We had to wait an hour for a customs man to finish his meal
After about an hour we
managed to reach a tar road, it had only taken us 3 days to get
there. We were then stopped within 5 kms at a police checkpoint. They
obviously do not use the bad roads, but at least still no attempt at
bribery. On continuing we eventually got to the town of Point Noire
and drove to the camping area we knew about at the yacht club. The
only problem we had was that they considered ...
Finally got some good photos of the monkeys in the camp.
And it was time to go back and get ready to leave. Last shower and clothes change for a while. And while checking in, they didn't have my name on the list again. I finally was able to get a hand-written ticket, but I told them I wasn't happy.