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Catch up on our latest adventures here :

Busy Doing Nothing in the Western Cape

We have so far spent almost 3 weeks on our Cape Town shipping agent´s farm awaiting Henry´s arrival. At any given time he has always been about 2 weeks away! Frustrations abound but the farm…

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Container Shipping – A Cautionary Tale

The shipping industry – set up by Pirates, taken over by the Mafia and not changed much since! My advice to anyone considering shipping their vehicle is simple – find another way!! There are only…

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Regaining our Balance on the Western Coast

We are now 2 weeks into our South African journey and the country is certainly not disappointing us. In fact, given my long-held view that South Africa is too like Europe rather than Africa-proper it…

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A Return to What We Love – Cape Town

The veil has lifted, the world has become brilliant technicolour again – we are back in Africa! From the moment I looked out of the aeroplane window as dawn broke and saw the sands of…

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Life in Abidjan

We arrived in Abidjan on 3rd January 2022 and as of writing, on 20th January, we´re still here – 18 days and counting, the longest we have stayed anywhere since we sold the cottage nearly…

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Liberia – A Literal Melting Pot

We were up very early on Boxing Day at Tiwai Island ready to head for the Liberian border. The road was expected to be difficult and bumpy, Steve said it could take up to 9…

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Christmas in Sierra Leone

We had rejoined our group at a beach campsite 50km south of Freetown where they had stayed the previous night after leaving the YMCA. After leaving a few messages for various shipping contacts over the…

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