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Sep 25, 2005 - Prayers for Those at Sea

I took the overnight ferry to Nigeria. I had met two overlanders who were driving from the UK to South Africa and who issued strong warnings about trying to cross the land border to Calabar in the middle of the rainy season. During my pre-trip research I had come across several mentions of "stick boats" - high speed canoes that race along the coast. They didn't sound all that safe, so I was reassured to discover a new ferry line offering overnight berths from the Cameroonian port of Limbe. Buying the ticket was fine, but getting aboard was...

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