UNFIT,FAT AND F@RTING! ONE MANS JOURNEY travel blog

Morning Wash In Rainforest Creek......The Congo

Pale Pastey Ginger Bloke.......

Congo Roadblock.....At Least Its Not Us This Time....

Ken and Chris Pitching In.......

Chris Having His First Wash In A While......

Still Trying To Get Out Of The Hole.....

2 Hours Of Baling Out The Water And We Found A Truck......

Bodyshop African Mud Bath You Say....

Chris With A Mudmat....

Chris and His New All Over Tan Courtesy Of The Congo Mud....

One Puddle Emptied....One Truck Gone.....

Ken Thoroughly Deserving A Coldie......

Safely Through That Puddle...Onto The Next 55.....

Only Ankle Deep As Modelled By Deb......

Piece Of P1ss.......

Entering The Puddle....

And Through The Other Side.....

Finally A Sort Of Road Through The Rainforest....Congo

Camped Here For The Night.......Congo Border

Main Highway From Gabon Border to Point Noire.....Congo

Washing Day For Em.....Pont Noire Congo

Beachside Campsite....Point Noire...Congo

Used To Be Some Kind Of Jetty.........

Down The Beach........Point Noire

The Place Where We Are Staying.......In The Carpark Of Course.....Point Noire...

Olivier The Odd Job Man And Truck Guardian........

Rush Hour Point Noire Train Station....

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical Storm.....Point Noire

 

 

 

 


Point Noire,The Congo is the current location.Totally not what you'd expect the Congo to be but a welcome relief for us all after the 9 day journey through the rainforest of equatorial central Africa.

Point Noire is one of those places that we have stumbled across on a few occasions in Africa ie. another expat city with all the facilities to cater to the large expat community.

Again oil and logging being the major industries here which bring the whiteys to town....

From Libreville we spent 9 long days travelling through southern Gabon to the southern end of The Congo.Not without incident of course with a night spent by a very large puddle that had a truck full of stinking fermenting cassava plant roots in the back of it.As the track was only wide enough for one truck we had to wait until the other truck was removed.This being Africa it could've taken weeks for them to do it themselves,so with our experience of getting trucks out of similar situations off to work we went.Also with the other truck not having any tools or a jack we had no choice.

Finally after forming a chain gang with buckets we first drained the puddle which took about 2 hours then the process of extricating the truck took place.Finally with the truck removed and the road being rebuilt we were on our way.Ken figured out that we only moved 1 km in a 24hr period that day.The pictures on the site certainly do the situation justice....

The journey from Libreville also involved us all being mauled by some form of unknown beastie.The first sign of it was when we bushcamped in the rainforest and I heard Deb say she was being bitten by these tiny bugs.I thought she was over reacting a bit but when I saw her a minute later she was covered from head to toe in red welts.By the time we told everyone else they too were covered in similar red welts.Luckily for most of us they didn't turn out to be too itchy but it did make us all look like we were suffering from scarlet fever.

It was beautiful countryside though and we managed at least 2 if not 3 stops a day by crystal clear creeks to swim and get the dirt and sweat off us to the suprise of alot of the locals.Deb and I even managed to do our washing in the river on the Congo border with the local kids swatting the tetse flies off us....

Coupled with the humidity,the nightly tropical downpours,absolutely sh1t puddle filled tracks and the usual d1ckhead police stops in every poxy little village it made the 9 days seem alot longer....

Luckily 3 days in Point Noire have recharged my batteries before the long haul south through Angola.

Depending on the weather it should take us about 3 to 4 weeks but if it rains then it could be more like 3 to 4 months.....

So once again there will be no news or updates from anyone until we reach some kind of civilisation wherever that might be.....

I finally managed to find an internet place that has allowed me to put alot of new photos on the website.To look at them you need to search through the previous entries stqrting from "What To Do In Ougadougo".Word of warning though there is some rampant nudity and general stupidity shown in the pictures...Of course mainly by me....



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