Monthly Archives: July 2013

How the Good Luck Fairy got legless

Of all the petrol stations in all of Angola, we were lucky enough to stumble into Hugo’s. Still in shock from the sudden death of Mark’s Mum, we were looking for water. We had neglected to top up our tanks … Continue reading

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This one’s for Joy

Monday morning, Sampson’s brother said their Mum, Joy, had rallied a little after a blood transfusion, so we were just praying for a little time to get across the border and make a plan. We were at M + Z … Continue reading

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Preparing to cross over

Written on 22nd July When the lady in the dentist’s reception at Okahandja showed us our picture in Die Republikein newspaper on Friday, Sampson immediately bought a copy and went round all the restaurants in the vicinity asking for used … Continue reading

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Sandy blue elephants in Windhoek

Another country, another garage forecourt. We spent our first two days in Windhoek inside the vast premises of M + Z Motors in the Northern Industrial area. While it wasn’t the most restful of environments – they did think we … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle

Well, our luck has definitely changed. As soon as we crossed the border into Namibia, we felt the force was with us! The dramatic change was first seen in the landscape. As we approached Noordoewer, only half an hour after … Continue reading

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Third time lucky

Today is our sixth day here at Boesmanland Werkswinkel. Saturday they took the head off the engine, Monday they took it to the engineer who skimmed it and ordered the parts, Tuesday they put it all back together and Wednesday … Continue reading

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Not so Bok* in Springbok

So we are running a sweepstake on how many breakdowns we will have between Cape Town and Tangiers. This is Number 1. Friday night, on our way to the Namibian border, when the exhaust brake jammed, black smoke was pouring … Continue reading

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