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> Banana split

Posted On: Saturday, 20 February 2010 - 12:38

Day 142 - Fri 19 Feb - 13,353km, Francheville, Gabon

On only the second day since teaming up with veteran tourer Hans, it was already becoming clear that our speeds weren't very...

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> Fertile country

Posted On: Friday, 19 February 2010 - 19:37

Day 141 - Thurs 18 Feb - 13,236km, Matata, Gabon

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> On the trail of Bin Laden

Posted On: Thursday, 18 February 2010 - 12:06

Day 140 - Wed 17 Feb - 13,161km, Latoursville, Gabon

I forgot to mention that a few days ago, not for the first time in my bearded life, I was accused of being a terrorist. Only this time it wasn’t a polite enquiry from an elderly lady when out for a run in the English countryside but an accusation that I was Osama...

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> Eyes in the trees

Posted On: Wednesday, 17 February 2010 - 19:56

Day 139 - Tues 16 Feb - 13,018km, Lope National Park, Gabon

Suffering the effects of a long day in the sun yesterday including some acute chafing to sensitive areas I took the morning off to do some washing, go for a run and sit down with Bertha to try and resolve a few issues. Setting off at lunch she continued to make complaints which I chose to ignore, instead concentrating on trying to spot herds of...

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> Beauty and the beast

Posted On: Tuesday, 16 February 2010 - 14:52

Day 138 - Mon 15 Feb - 12,953km, Lope National Park, Gabon

After a restless night sharing the floor of a wooden shack that more closely resembled a sauna than a hotel with a bunch of rats I said bon voyage to Leo this morning. I left the main road and headed east along a bumpy loggers trail that wound its way through some truly beautiful rainforest. Far from being alone i was serenaded by countless troops of...

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> Love affair

Posted On: Tuesday, 16 February 2010 - 14:30

Day 137 - Sun 14 Feb - 12,851km, Alembe, Gabon


I feel sorry for Leo’s wife as he clearly only has feelings for one lady this valentine’s day – Madame Coca Cola! His obsession goes beyond his business interests and can only be described as a passionate affair. Morning, noon and night, truer love I have never seen and on an admittedly long day through some breath taking...

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> 6 foot under Gabon

Posted On: Tuesday, 16 February 2010 - 11:50

Day 136 - Sat 13 Feb - 12,700km, Mitzic, Gabon


We continued our steady progress today on empty roads through beautiful rainforest terrain and quiet villages that bizarrely bury their dead on their own doorsteps.  Personally I don’t think I could face walking over my mother in laws grave every time I went to go out for a beer...

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> Crocodile surprise

Posted On: Saturday, 13 February 2010 - 13:57

Day 135 – Friday 12 February – 12,591km, Oyem, Gabon

 

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> Happy Youth Day

Posted On: Friday, 12 February 2010 - 17:22

Day 134 – Thursday 11 February – 12,496km, Nkolmengboua, Gabon

 

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> Lessons from the road Part III: West Africa

Posted On: Thursday, 11 February 2010 - 23:43

Lessons from the road Part III: West Africa

 

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-20,293km Rustenburg, SA

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