This is our last night together, and we make the most of it, eating and drinking until the wee early hours - well way past our nomal bed time at 9pm anyway! Some people have come here straight from the daytrip, and are rather dirty and smelly.Others have been back to the dorm to change into something less smelly.Len is still wearing the same shirt...more
All our mela are taken buffet style, which is obviously the easiest way of feeding a group of people with different tastes and requirements.The first night we have Pork (makes a pleasant change), rice (again), plantain with cheese, mashed yam and salad.The second night the food consists of chicken (again), fried rice, macaroni cheese and fritters....more
It is our last morning together, and Len calls me over to the sink. He has found a gatecrasher!
As you can see, it was a fairly big tarantula, and he was occupying our sink.
The bravest of us all, Jim, enticed him on to a tea towel and took him on a journey out into the garden. Well done, Jim!
The last stretch of the journey to Shanklands, is made of white clay, and again it has turned into a quagmire.The drivers blame it on the army! There is a military camp at Makouria, where the French and English come for jungle training. These tracks should not really be used during the rainy season, but the military still do!Again, we get stuck....more
We encounter more mud. This time it is a thick gooey clay substance. The track looks completely and totally impassable. I would NEVER have attempted to drive along this track. It really is too much!Guess what? We get stuck! I take my hat off to four wheel drive vehicles in general, and in particular to these drivers!After a few nervous minutes of...more
It really can't be much further now, surely? Things are going really quite well for a while - until we encounter another large tree across the road. The last two days they've had heavy winds and rain in this area, which has loosened the soil and brought many trees down. The lads who came from Shanklands cleared away five trees on their way to meet...more