Monthly Archives: October 2023

Agbodrafo and Gabon visas

The last visa ….. but one We spent last night in the car park of a beach bar in central Lome the capital of Togo, not our usual style but options were limited and we had to go to the Embassy of Gabon first thing today to get our visas. …

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Volta floods and Luxury

  We are in the region of the Volta delta, lots and lots of flooding around in the villages but the main road is on a causeway so is still passable. Tony and I are the only “guests” in a little beach place with music, restaurant, bar, pool all the …

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Gotta Love Fred

A Fred in need As we turned into the slave fort at Cape coast the steering on Nelson suddenly went very heavy and then back to normal. Over the next few days this began to happen more and more often. This is a real worry as the next section of …

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Elmina port

🇬🇭 Vibrant, bustling, fishy … and one of my favourite photogenic locations in Africa (so far this trip). Loved every moment, thank you Elmina, Cape Coast, Ghana 🇬🇭 with Gerry Mulligan Stunning Photos thanks to the excellent skills of Tony

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Warming to Ghana

Warming to Ghana The day before we came into Ghana Tony and I ran out of daylight on the road, so as the sun was setting we pulled into a palm plantation and asked the guards If there was a safe place to stay “stay with us” they said and …

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Do it right, do it slow

Do It right, do it slow….. When I tackle a job on Nelson in a campsite you would hear me muttering this refrain if you walked past, the big risk of self repairs is that I botch the job and end up with some part of the car in bits …

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On the beach

On the beach… We started the day on the beach of a lake, the fishermen in the picture below bringing in their catch at 6am was my alarm call, pretty good catch for two hours work they seemed pleased and a bit bemused while we fiddled around with tea and …

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A big Escargot

A big escargot… Today, while shopping for vegetables for dinner, we had a dilemma about change, I did not have the necessary small notes, and the bargaining ladies claimed not to have change. The problem was proposed to be solved by my purchase of a snail or two, I was …

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Gotta love Christians and bananas

We are having good days, driving for only half the day leaves us time to stop and buy bread and bananas at the local villages, it’s fun to see bread brought to the market on wheelbarrow, even odder that they are perfectly fresh french style baguettes, so good you can …

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Nelson gets a cheer

Nelson gets a cheer, Tony’s heart in mouth I have often been asked if it is necessary to have a capable 4*4 for a trip like the one we are doing, the answer is no, many people do these trips in small cars or vans and the locals whizz around …

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