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D67…..Running Repairs

Blog — By on November 29, 2012 7:52 am

There was a very limited showing this morning after a late last night in the traditional ‘boma’. A boma is an area, out in the bush, surrounded by stout stakes, with a fire in the centre, where one can eat, dance and sing but be protected from the wildlife if they get too curious! As it was our last night, the camp put on quite a celebration, with the local people dancing and singing around the campfire and Nick giving yet another rendition of our Africa100 song, which is becoming ever more popular. In fact he has now written 3 Africa songs, so it will not be long before we see him cruising past the Vaccines in the charts. So Ineos folk, bikers and the staff stayed up to the early hours having a very enjoyable time.

And hence, at 5.30am this morning, there were few takers for a final game drive. But we were amongst them and we were rewarded with an enormous herd of buffalo, at least 1000 strong, and a group of hyenas on a very recent zebra kill. The curiousity of the morning was a tree frog, which builds its nest in a tree. The tadpoles hatch in the nest, and their first act is to highdive down into water. Fortunately the frog has the foresight to build over water!!

And so finally here we are back in Maun, giving the bikes a thorough once-over as we are now well over half way. New tyres, new oil, new air filters should give us a flying start into the deserts of Namibia. J

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