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Overland UK to South Africa by Land Rover


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Previous Diary Entries

Date Subject Position
2014
Jul 2014
Tue 01 Jul 08:05 Roomassare onwards north through the islands 58:33.00N 23:33.30E
2011
Apr 2011
Thu 21 Apr 08:38 Statistics
Wed 06 Apr 05:42 Paper chase
Sun 03 Apr 19:16 Cleaning
Sat 02 Apr 19:11 Thanks
Sat 02 Apr 09:48 Home photos
Sat 02 Apr 08:29 Day 148: Mission Accomplished! Home! 25:48.50S 27:51.67E
Mar 2011
Thu 31 Mar 16:26 Day 147: Home strait 27:30.39S 23:18.21E
Thu 31 Mar 06:58 Day 146: South Africa - 18th country! 28:35.62S 20:20.34E
Tue 29 Mar 14:27 Day 145: 28:23.75S 17:24.64E
Tue 29 Mar 14:19 Day 144: Orange River 28:23.75S 17:24.64E
Sun 27 Mar 17:52 Day 143: Ai Ais and the thermal springs 22:54.99S 17:29.36E
Sun 27 Mar 17:33 Day 142: Another lazy day 27:31.38S 17:48.93E
Fri 25 Mar 10:34 Day 140: 20 weeks! 27:31.38S 17:48.93E
Thu 24 Mar 06:40 Day 139: Wonderful country 27:14.90S 18:18.25E
Tue 22 Mar 18:10 Day 138: Land Rover Repairs 26:28.93S 18:14.65E
Mon 21 Mar 18:39 Day 137: Out of the Tropics 26:28.93S 18:14.65E
Sun 20 Mar 18:41 Day 136: Windhoek 22:32.92S 17:16.66E
Sun 20 Mar 08:33 Iridium phone
Sun 20 Mar 07:53 Congo roads
Sat 19 Mar 18:07 Day 135: Windhoek 22:33.23S 17:05.70E
Sat 19 Mar 06:51 Day 134: Idling in Namibia 21:02.53S 16:24.10E
Thu 17 Mar 20:04 Day 134: Etosha in the rain 19:21.03S 15:55.75E
Wed 16 Mar 18:48 Day 132: Namibia, at last! 18:48.37S 16:56.48E
Wed 16 Mar 05:29 Day 131: Nearly out of Angola 16:45.39S 15:02.36E
Tue 15 Mar 07:28 Day 130: Lubango 14:54.90S 13:30.31E
Mon 14 Mar 05:36 Day 129: Slogging it out through Angola 11:11.73S 13:50.16E
Sat 12 Mar 19:41 Day 128: Good progress into Angola 7:46.99S 13:19.25E
Fri 11 Mar 18:51 Day 127: Ready for Angola 5:49.91S 14:04.50E
Thu 10 Mar 19:54 Day 126: DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire) 5:50.42S 13:03.99E
Wed 09 Mar 17:36 Day 125: Cabinda at last 5:33.74S 12:10.68E
Tue 08 Mar 20:11 Day 124: Stuffed by Shrove Tuesday 4:59.35S 12:03.36E
Tue 08 Mar 06:19 Day 123: Pointe Noire life 4:47.39S 11:50.88E
Sun 06 Mar 18:58 Day 122: Expat Sunday life 4:47.39S 11:50.88E
Fri 04 Mar 18:25 Day 120 :Into Congo 3:00.27S 11:58.91E
Thu 03 Mar 18:39 Day 119: Rain and more rain 2:12.00S 11:12.35E
Wed 02 Mar 16:59 Day 118: The Albert Sweitzer Hospital 0:41.52S 10:13.68E
Wed 02 Mar 16:51 Cameroon summary
Tue 01 Mar 17:36 Day 117: Lambarene 0:41.52S 10:13.68E
Tue 01 Mar 17:17 Day 116: Lope National Park 0:06.50S 11:36.63E
Feb 2011
Mon 28 Feb 13:10 Day 115: Crossing the Line 0:06.50S 11:36.63E
Sat 26 Feb 16:03 Day 114: Gabon 0:25.94N 11:28.28E
Fri 25 Feb 20:29 Day 113: On the way to Gabon 2:23.15N 11:15.98E
Thu 24 Feb 16:36 Day 112: Liming 2:54.34N 9:54.10E
Wed 23 Feb 13:41 Day 111: Beach life again 2:54.34N 9:54.10E
Wed 23 Feb 13:07 Day 110: Copped again! 3:48.43N 10:07.23E
Tue 22 Feb 06:30 Day 109: Yaounde 3:34.79N 11:31.35E
Sun 20 Feb 16:24 Day 108: Planning 4:00.71N 9:12.00E
Sat 19 Feb 16:51 Day 107: 4:00.71N 9:12.00E
Sat 19 Feb 07:51 Day 106: Back to the steam 4:00.71N 9:12.00E
Thu 17 Feb 15:52 Nigeria summary
Thu 17 Feb 09:52 Road photos
Thu 17 Feb 09:29 Day 104: Enjoying the cool air 4:09.69N 9:13.97E
Tue 15 Feb 17:47 Day 103: Cool air at 1,000 metres 4:09.69N 9:13.97E
Tue 15 Feb 17:31 Day 102: Through the rain forests 5:12.77N 9:23.70E
Mon 14 Feb 07:17 Day 101: Cameroon 5:49.03N 8:54.72E
Sat 12 Feb 19:29 Day 100: Excitement 6:17.95N 8:59.88E
Sat 12 Feb 19:15 Day 99: Into the forest 6:17.95N 8:59.88E
Thu 10 Feb 17:51 Two thirds progress check
Thu 10 Feb 17:43 Day 98: Mountain air 6:22.67N 9:22.66E
Thu 10 Feb 06:39 Day 97: On the move again 7:45.16N 6:33.62E
Wed 09 Feb 07:16 Day 96: Champing at the bit 9:03.75N 7:29.10E
Mon 07 Feb 09:53 Day 95: Angola visas 9:03.75N 7:29.10E
Sun 06 Feb 12:33 Day 94: Waiting in Abuja (2) 9:03.75N 7:29.10E
Sun 06 Feb 12:30 Day 93: Waiting in Abuja 9:03.75N 7:29.10E
Sat 05 Feb 08:53 Day 92: Rain! 9:03.75N 7:29.10E
Sat 05 Feb 08:45 Day 91: Abuja 9:03.75N 7:29.10E
Thu 03 Feb 11:59 Day 90: A long hard day 9:03.75N 7:29.10E
Tue 01 Feb 20:21 Day 89: Nigeria - the derelict country 9:07.13N 4:48.77E
Jan 2011
Mon 31 Jan 18:03 Day 88: Nigeria 7:06.66N 3:22.13E
Mon 31 Jan 05:56 Day 87: Dahomey history lesson 7:11.87N 1:58.82E
Sat 29 Jan 20:39 Day 86: Voodoo and motos in Benin 7:11.87N 1:58.82E
Fri 28 Jan 16:57 Day 85: Another day, another country: Benin, country # 9
Thu 27 Jan 17:08 Day 84: Visa mission accomplished 6:10.09N 1:20.44E
Wed 26 Jan 17:35 Ghana summary
Wed 26 Jan 17:24 Day 83: Heat is killing us 6:10.09N 1:20.44E
Tue 25 Jan 21:36 Day 82: Country # 8 Togo 6:10.09N 1:20.44E
Mon 24 Jan 16:52 Day 81: Fined again! 5:34.07N 0:11.26W
Sun 23 Jan 10:09 Day 79: Camping by the sea 4:45.50N 2:01.36W
Fri 21 Jan 20:50 Day 78: Good to go
Thu 20 Jan 20:13 Day 77: Accra again
Wed 19 Jan 17:54 Day 76: Day of progress
Tue 18 Jan 21:11 Day 75: LR problems
Tue 18 Jan 14:43 Burkina Faso summary
Tue 18 Jan 14:29 Tombouctou photos
Mon 17 Jan 21:07 Day 74: Accra (4)
Sun 16 Jan 19:12 Day 73: Halfway progress check
Sun 16 Jan 08:38 Day 72: Accra (2)
Sat 15 Jan 14:34 Day 71: Accra 5:34.07N 0:11.26W
Thu 13 Jan 21:22 Day 70: The worst road in Africa 6:51.05N 0:25.22E
Wed 12 Jan 20:11 Day 69: Ghana 9:07.82N 0:00.45E
Tue 11 Jan 19:46 Day 68: Hamrattan 11:04.16N 1:07.75W
Mon 10 Jan 21:35 Mali Summary
Mon 10 Jan 19:11 Day 67: Ouagadougou
Sun 09 Jan 21:25 Day 66: And Ouagadougou to you too! 12:13.14N 1:29.41W
Sat 08 Jan 17:34 Day 65: Back across the desert to Bandiagara 14:21.48N 3:38.56W
Sat 08 Jan 16:47 Day 64: Back to Tenere 16:24.09N 2:53.95W
Thu 06 Jan 21:23 Day 63: Tombouctou and the Festival au desert 16:46.91N 3:00.84W
Wed 05 Jan 16:21 Day 62: From here to Timbuctoo 16:24.09N 2:53.95W
Tue 04 Jan 16:20 Day 61: Back in Bandiagara
Sat 01 Jan 14:51 Nigeria
Sat 01 Jan 14:43 Day 58: New Year's Day: Bandiagara 14:21.48N 3:58.56W
2010
Dec 2010
Fri 31 Dec 21:51 Day 57: Djenne and Severe 14:30.82N 4:05.99W
Thu 30 Dec 17:28 Day 56: Djenne 13:44.45N 4:33.36W
Wed 29 Dec 16:57 Day 55; On the road again - Segou 13:26.22N 6:16.73W
Tue 28 Dec 20:13 Day 54: Bamako 12:37.52N 7:59.28W
Mon 27 Dec 20:18 Day 53: Fluid balance 12:37.52N 7:59.28W
Sun 26 Dec 17:22 Day 52: Boxing Day 12:37.52N 7:59.28W
Sat 25 Dec 15:28 Day 51: Christmas Day Goat fest 12:37.52N 7:59.28W
Fri 24 Dec 20:33 Day 50: Christmas Eve progress check 12:37.52N 7:59.28W
Fri 24 Dec 17:10 Senegal summary
Fri 24 Dec 15:08 Day 49: Welcome to Bamako - fined big time. 12:37.52N 7:59.28W
Fri 24 Dec 13:53 Day 48: Goodbye Senegal 13:47.34N 10:50.04W
Tue 21 Dec 17:59 Day 47: Mali Border 14:25.84N 12:11.85W
Mon 20 Dec 20:37 Day 46: Carnet de Passage 14:04.04N 15:15.38W
Sun 19 Dec 18:08 Day 45: Dakar lay day
Sat 18 Dec 20:22 Day 44: Fine, again 14:45.14N 17:30.15W
Fri 17 Dec 18:20 Day 43: Another day in St Louis
Thu 16 Dec 14:17 Mauritania Summary
Thu 16 Dec 13:51 Day 42: Boat trip on the Senegal River
Thu 16 Dec 13:13 Money
Wed 15 Dec 20:57 Day 41: St Louis 15:51.85N 16:30.77W
Wed 15 Dec 18:37 Day 40: Nightmare border crossing (2) 15:51.85N 16:30.77W
Wed 15 Dec 14:21 Day 40: Nightmare border crossing
Tue 14 Dec 09:00 Day 39: Fiche and fish
Sun 12 Dec 21:21 Day 38: 500 km of desert 18:05.35N 15:58.69W
Sat 11 Dec 21:36 Morocco summary
Sat 11 Dec 21:36 Day 37: Across a lunar scrapyard 20:54.52N 17:02.22W
Fri 10 Dec 20:30 Day 36: Into the Tropics 22:23.60N 16:27.56W
Thu 09 Dec 20:58 Day 35: The day of the fiche 26:07.99N 14:29.73W
Wed 08 Dec 18:07 Day 34: Nomad fesivalTan Tan 28:29.49N 11:20.28W
Tue 07 Dec 16:58 Day 33: Fine 28:29.49N 11:20.28W
Mon 06 Dec 18:20 Day 32: South by the sea 29:23.09N 10:10.27W
Mon 06 Dec 18:18 Day 31: Agadir - the dregs of Morocco 30:26.44N 9:36.45W
Sat 04 Dec 21:01 Day 30: Maintenance day in Zagora 30:19.75N 5:49.95W
Fri 03 Dec 19:24 Day 29: Zagora 30:19.75N 5:49.95W
Thu 02 Dec 20:10 Day 28: Sun, sand and Sahara 30:38.52N 4:43.60W
Wed 01 Dec 21:07 Gas
Wed 01 Dec 19:05 Day 27: To the dunes 31:12.81N 3:59.31W
Nov 2010
Tue 30 Nov 21:34 Day 26: Tinehir 31:30.92N 5:32.03W
Tue 30 Nov 07:21 The Kelly Kettle
Mon 29 Nov 07:40 Day 25: The two Gorges 31:30.92N 5:32.03W
Sun 28 Nov 20:05 Day 24: On top of the world above the snow line 31:36.37N 5:51.66W
Sat 27 Nov 19:26 Day 23: Rain and cold 31:51.45N 4:17.00W
Fri 26 Nov 20:01 Day 22: More meandering in the Moyen Atlas 32:53.44N 5:14.57W
Thu 25 Nov 19:53 Bargaining
Thu 25 Nov 19:43 Day 21: Meandering in the Middle Atlas 33:15.10N 5:19.14W
Thu 25 Nov 09:36 Tagines
Wed 24 Nov 20:30 Day 20: Fes 33:59.91N 4:58.12W
Wed 24 Nov 16:14 Fuel statistics
Tue 23 Nov 19:52 Day 19: Rabat to Fes 33:59.91N 4:58.12W
Mon 22 Nov 08:37 Re: Day 18: Rabat and a day of contrasts 33:58.81N 6:49.91W
Sun 21 Nov 20:34 Day 17: Volubilis, Meknes and Rabat 33:53.23N 7:00.77W
Sun 21 Nov 10:18 Day 16: Campsite near Moulay Idriss 34:00.89N 5:33.72W
Sat 20 Nov 16:28 Day 15: Tetouan, again! 35:34.31N 5:22.39W
Thu 18 Nov 15:01 Day 14: tetouan 35:34.31N 5:22.39W
Wed 17 Nov 09:50 Day 13: Africa! 35:34.31N 5:22.39W
Tue 16 Nov 18:39 Day 12: Lazy day at Rio Jara camping 36:02.50N 5:37.84W
Mon 15 Nov 19:42 Day 11. Tarifa - the southernmost point of Europe 36:02.50N 5:37.84W
Sun 14 Nov 16:34 Day 10: Day with the petrol-heads.
Sun 14 Nov 08:21 Day 9: Andalucian hill climb 36:18.94N 5:27.58W
Sat 13 Nov 07:21 Day 8: Antequera, Spain 37:01.58N 4:32.31W
Fri 12 Nov 05:13 Day 7: Cordoba and the road to Grenada; 37:36.69N 4:07.20W
Fri 12 Nov 05:09 Disappointments
Thu 11 Nov 05:47 Day 6: Fuente Obejuna, Andalucia 38:15.97N 5:25.25W
Wed 10 Nov 06:15 Tirades: British restaurant prices
Tue 09 Nov 18:53 Day 5. Snow in the Picos! 40:56.34N 5:40.08W
Mon 08 Nov 16:37 Day 4: Picos de Europa 43:07.23N 4:36.62W
Mon 08 Nov 08:27 Day 3: At sea in Biscay 47:21.80N 5:02.50W
Sun 07 Nov 07:31 Day 2: Newton Ferrers, Devon, UK 50:18.90N 4:02.60W
Sat 06 Nov 08:09 Day 1: Sarratt, Herts, UK 51:41.00N 0:30.00W
Thu 04 Nov 07:24 New contact and packing
Thu 04 Nov 06:46 Send Off
Oct 2010
Sun 31 Oct 20:29 Vehicle livery
Sun 31 Oct 19:52 Preparation: Insurance
Fri 29 Oct 21:38 Preparation: Communications
Fri 29 Oct 18:37 Routing and navigation
Fri 29 Oct 10:00 Preparation: Docmentation
Thu 28 Oct 09:30 Preparation: Medical
Wed 27 Oct 13:19 Preparation: Visas
Fri 22 Oct 21:27 The Vehicle
Thu 21 Oct 10:30 Why do we hate Banks?
Tue 19 Oct 14:47 Testing the Iridium Sat Phone
Tue 19 Oct 14:13 Testing the Sat Phone connection
Mon 18 Oct 22:21 Setting up systems 51:16.00N 0:12.00E