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Monday, 26 April 2010 - 10:46

Day 207 - Sun 25 April - 17,626km, Maun, Botswana 

With a painful ulser on my lip and a nasty seat rash that wouldn't look out of place in a GUM clinic, I've decided to make the most of James and his girlfriend Bec's very generous hospitality and take a couple of days out in Maun. The weather has taken a turn for the British and the cool, wet conditions were ideal for a 20k run around town today. Acting as a safari hub for Botswana this, surprisingly, small town is packed with tour operators, lodges, guides, researchers and pilots. Taken for a tasty dinner with a group of such characters tonight I have unbelievably been offered the chance to hitch a lift on one of the lodges staff flights over the Okavango delta tomorrow morning. With waters approaching record levels it promises to be quite a spectacle.  

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Sharp end

Hi Rob. Your recent progress has been phenomenal - great stuff! It's nice to be able to quickly scan the map ahead and see that it can be done (by car!) in a day or two! The last batch of photos were all brilliant! Good to know you can squeeze in a bit of running too! Please exercise great caution as you progress into the 'sharp' end of Africa. The roads and food supplies may get easier but watch out for fast cars and faster 'operators' who may see Bertha and some of your other assets as easy pickings!

Flying high

Brilliant - enjoy the flight!  I look forward to seeing your photos, having just enjoyed your recently posted  albums (44 & 45).

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