It's hot & humid

Trip Start Nov 10, 2012
Trip End Aug 08, 2013

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Friday, January 4, 2013

30th December They are French speaking scroungers again - "Cadeaux, cadeaux". Drove all day on terrible dried mud roads with huge ruts. Bushcamped.
31st December On the road we met a Swizz motor biker crossing African on his own - Nick - we invited him to follow us & spend New Year's. The roads got better & then tarmacked. We bushcamped into New Year, seeing a massive hillside bushfire at midnight.
1st January 2013 Happy New Year. We awoke to find the tents covered in ash from the bush fire. We said farewell to Nick and drove on good roads until lunchtime, when we got to Bossou, where we bushcamped in the grounds of the chimp research station. In the evening we watched the local football match between Bossou & Bossou Christians.
2nd January We hiked through hot jungle, over a hill to see 5 chimps. The local chimps are unique for their ability in tool use - more than any other group of wild chimps in the world. 10 meters beyond seeing the chimps we were back in the local village! We drove through the afternoon along dusty dry roads into Ivory Coast (West African CFAs again), where we bushcamped by the immigration office.
3rd January Drove all day along good roads, over Lake Buyo. Bushcamped.
4th January Drove all day to Abidjan. Camped close to the beach.
5th January We had 100% humidity from the morning onwards. I tried the sea, but the surf was too heavy to enjoy swimming. Camped.
6th January We were due to do cookgroup, but had to cancel as the site we were camping at had a live reggae night. It went on for 4 hours - about 2 hours too long for the standard of band that was playing. Camped.
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