(Day 12) Kande Beach – 11 April 2011

Distance for the day    – 0 km                  Odometer – 5 077 km
Hours on the Bike        – 00:00
Donations up to date for Adelaide Hospital – R 47 864.00

Today we decided to take a break and catch up on some sleep, after we realised that getting Petrol is not going to happen soon. It was an ideal opportunity to catch up on some admin and also go through the bikes.

 

Room with a view.

Cabins at Kande Beach on Lake Malawi.

Rufus took his motorbike to the Lodge’s Workshop to weld its crash bar. A hair line crack appeared on one of the joints caused by the constant vibration when the engine is running.

 

Rufus welding his crash bars.

At about noon we got news of some petrol available in the village of Kande at R25/L. Rufus tackled the sand road back to do the payment, before they would deliver. The petrol looked suspicious and had a very light colour. Let us hope that the “Kawas” are not going to be too fussy about it.

Last night was a huge festivity in the Pub with two groups of overland trucks that were also visiting. The one group had a majority of Brits and Americans and the other was a group of Spaniards. During the night a Kiwi decided that he did not like the music and then plugged his Ipod into the sound system. The music that followed was not appreciated by the Spaniards, so one of them changed the music to their favourites on another Ipod. This was still not good enough and an Amercan did the same with their music choice. The later it got the less it mattered who the DJ was. Everybody was Happy! The Three Farmers and a Greek were very well behaved to a point, when there was no stopping Richard who drove through the Pub on his motorbike, to a huge applause by everybody present.

 

Richard riding through the Pub on his bike.

Rooms on the beach front at Kande Beach.

Tomorrow we are aiming for the Tanzanian border, which will be our fifth country since we started. We considered doing a back road over the mountains, but decided against it, because we will then have to re-enter Zambia before Tanzania.

Ps. We have updated our Statistics page, so have a look.

 

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2 responses

  1. montyme

    Wow … looks wonderful. I am so envious – so glad to have my regular updates. Been having withdrawals – you all look so well and sounds like you are having a great time. Norm and Rufus … beware the toppling bikes!
    Can’t wait for the next posting – thanks Jane

    April 12, 2011 at 02:58

  2. Just LOVING reading your daily blog, what an incredible adventure, stay safe and keep having fun Bassie

    April 11, 2011 at 21:58

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