Day 73: Sunday 16 January 2010. Private house Accra,
Ghana. Distance driven (by LR) 0 km.
Another lazy day. We drove around Accra this
morning taking advantage of the quiet Sunday streets to find the Land Rover
dealer where I am trying to get a service tomorrow. Then we (Jenny & I
and her cousin, Max and a SA friend Mornay) went out along the beach
towards Tema to a smart beachside hotel - The African Royal Beach Hotel -
for lunch. We drove round looking for the
Nigerian Embassy but failed to locate it. It appears that it is no longer
in the Embassy Quarter. I must phone them tomorrow and then we must put in
our visa applications. On our return two of the gate guards gave the interior of
the LR a very good clean. Tomorrow for the far rear!
Our Master Plan shows a 21 week (147 day) journey time
for arrival in Jo'burg on 2 April and we estimate the total distance to be about
23 - 24,000 km. At Day 73 we are now halfway on a time elapsed basis
and we have covered 12,700 km to date so we are pretty well on schedule.
We crossed into Ghana 2 days ahead of Plan schedule and we want to cut down on
the 15 days we allowed for Nigeria so we have some time in hand.
We had scheduled to get 5 visas in Abuja, Nigeria but we
want to get in and out of Nigeria as fast as possible so we will see what visas
we can get elsewhere. We did find an Angolan Embassy in Accra so we'll try
to get that one here. We know that others last year obtained their Gabon
and DRC visas in Lome, Togo so that leaves only Cameroon and Congo for