Monthly Archives: June 2024

The kindness of people

When the first detachment of the Tsavo West National Park team arrived at my crash site, the leader looked at me and the car and said “you walked out of that?, God really loves you man!” a sense of gratitude has been my main emotion in the two days since …

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Breaking rule 1

I used to joke with Tony Borrill, Mark Wilkins and Duncan that rule 1 was “don’t roll the truck” as Nelson is so strong in every direction except upwards as the lifting roof prevents the installation of a roll cadge. So today, 40km from the end of the park road …

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Kenya well organised

I am working my way through Kenya quite gently, keeping the kms low as I am driving on my own and taking advantage of the generous hospitality of Lee’s cousin in Nairobi, I camp in the shadow of Mt Kenya and in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro while visiting some …

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Quiet Times in Kenya

Now I am in Kenya, country number 81 for Nelson and I, this is the last country of this trip as Nelson will ship from Mombasa and go into his container on the 18th June, so I have about 10 days left, four of which will be consumed on administration …

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The Last Frontier

I crossed over to Kenya today after spending the night on the bank of the Nile as it leaves Lake Victoria. I wrote in my journal that it was a pretty smooth border crossing, and it was, by my new recalibrated sense. To put some perspective on it, and to …

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Solo in Rwanda

I continue to tootle through the beautiful west of Rwanda in the mountains along the short of lake Kivu. The roads are lovely and smooth, in fact people seem to sweep them with brooms each day, no kidding, this are main roads and gangs of ladies (usually) are walking along …

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Rwanda recovering …..

Our first impressions of Rwanda were not good, for only the second time in Africa we had folks test the security of the car in broad daylight in front of staring onlookers, who did nothing… However, we are assured by many people that Rwanda is actually very safe in general …

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Rwandan excitement…..

We are just into Rwanda and had the type of experience we prepare for but do not enjoy or welcome. I have some strict protocols developed from West Africa. In dodgy towns the car is locked and windows up before we drive in, one of us stays in the truck …

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Tanzania, a tough road

You may remember that Poppy turned up a day late, due to a critical job interview, and then her bag turned up two days later. This meant that a run to Kigali in Rwanda was going to be a push and there were no reasonable airports in between to change …

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