Day 67: Ouagadougou
John & Jenny
Mon 10 Jan 2011 19:11
Day 67: Monday 10 January 2011. Le Karite Bleu, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Distance driven 18 km.
Today's missions were to get our Ghanian visas and the get the Land Rover (and ourselves) thoroughly clean. We found the Ghanian Embassy quite easily and put the applications in. They will be ready for collection at 1100 tomorrow so we'll pick them up then and head off out of Wogga.
I got the car cleaned externally lat night and the filth washed off bunged up the drains at the Total gas station! I took it back today, having emptied out the interior and had then clean it inside, front and back. They started off by blasting it with a compressed air hose that expelled kilos of dust. Then they washed out the inside. I then spent all afternoon taking everything out of the far back, dusting or washing it off outside the hotel and cleaning the whole rear compartment. We have moved kilos of sand and dust and it looks very smart - hope we are finished with dirt roads!
We had thoughts of shipping the Land Rover from South Africa to Australia in the future but it really would not be practical as we could never get the vehicle clean enough to meet the Oz entry specification. The African dust is in every nook and cranny and we'll never get rid of it.