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Adventure Planning and Trip Reports => Adventure Reports => Topic started by: cruisn on June 20, 2019, 12:36:34 PM

Title: Wrong turn - Around Africa in a Shorty
Post by: cruisn on June 20, 2019, 12:36:34 PM
Good evening,

As some of you know I started building a 07 NS shorty wagon for a weekend warrior, and as usual I have a blow out. anyways, why not actually use it as it was intended, like going around Africa.

In January I put the little beast in a container and headed to work in the DRC, end of march it finally arrived in Maputo.

Ill try to keep the writing to a minimum and let the pictures tell the story.

The ship leaving port while I enjoyed the process of getting it out. I shipped to maputo to avoid a carnet, basically you mention carnet in OZ and people try to charge bulk coin for any paper work.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33773212008_c6d479a9cf_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TsqxhL)IMG_5679 (https://flic.kr/p/TsqxhL) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

And finally on the streets in Maputo!!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46735058965_c008938916_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ecPoNH)IMG_5694 (https://flic.kr/p/2ecPoNH) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr


We quickly made a run for ponto for a night to get sorted:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40684077503_fe89d9180a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24Z7wQ8)IMG_5699 (https://flic.kr/p/24Z7wQ8) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

Where I found a giant snail:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46735056035_289e8d0120_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ecPnWc)IMG_5698 (https://flic.kr/p/2ecPnWc) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

Heading out:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40684073553_fdbcf4b191_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24Z7vE2)IMG_5711 (https://flic.kr/p/24Z7vE2) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

The we headed onto the Maputo special reserve, no cats here though:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32708009607_d2bb7c866c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RQi6J8)IMG_4156 (https://flic.kr/p/RQi6J8) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46926757664_fbfcda2fe2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2euKU9G)IMG_4206 (https://flic.kr/p/2euKU9G) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32708097817_5bd7004ad4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RQixWZ)IMG_4161 (https://flic.kr/p/RQixWZ) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32708074987_26e9e1b580_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RQiran)IMG_5725 (https://flic.kr/p/RQiran) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46926730694_d06a111c04_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2euKL8G)IMG_5729 (https://flic.kr/p/2euKL8G) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

Dinner and camp:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33773194708_cb754fbce2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Tsqs9u)IMG_5735 (https://flic.kr/p/Tsqs9u) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40684062693_b037090c42_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24Z7sqM)IMG_5738 (https://flic.kr/p/24Z7sqM) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46735035375_ea65bf39f0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ecPgMZ)IMG_5739 (https://flic.kr/p/2ecPgMZ) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

We had a short deadline this time so we only headed north of Maputo about 60kms to a place called Lugar De Cel, stunning place. and had it to ourselves. the managers were great.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33773182008_4d48e708a4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Tsqonw)IMG_5780 (https://flic.kr/p/Tsqonw) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33773177628_61a3294e72_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Tsqn51)IMG_5781 (https://flic.kr/p/Tsqn51) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

Found this guy:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46735022445_07e19280a8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ecPcX4)IMG_5783 (https://flic.kr/p/2ecPcX4) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46735021185_9e11b46ee8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ecPczk)IMG_5795 (https://flic.kr/p/2ecPczk) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

20kms of sandy track south lead us to El Paso where we had lunch
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47650690251_347f2f6d80_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fAJf62)IMG_5803 (https://flic.kr/p/2fAJf62) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32708055667_5b59eb70d7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RQikqg)IMG_5805 (https://flic.kr/p/RQikqg) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

Leaving the area:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40684026513_11011d618b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24Z7gEZ)IMG_5819 (https://flic.kr/p/24Z7gEZ) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46735001485_b894c526f7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ecP6HF)IMG_5824 (https://flic.kr/p/2ecP6HF) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

We aired up jsut to air down again with a short cut straight across the country.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46734996565_a6229073f6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ecP5fR)IMG_5826 (https://flic.kr/p/2ecP5fR) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40684011883_7c61e38538_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24Z7cjK)IMG_5827 (https://flic.kr/p/24Z7cjK) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

Those photos are the nice exit and entry roads.. it went to sand track and tight bush
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46926754994_6c3f0ceb91_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2euKTmE)IMG_4305 (2) (https://flic.kr/p/2euKTmE) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

but then we headed into town for a feed, found a great spot in the market.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47597848572_13136b38b2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fw4q6A)IMG_4318 (https://flic.kr/p/2fw4q6A) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

And into South Africa!!!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46926751014_22ab4dc9ed_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2euKSb3)IMG_4330 (https://flic.kr/p/2euKSb3) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40684001723_1d997f01e0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24Z79iz)IMG_5849 (https://flic.kr/p/24Z79iz) by Matthew Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruisn/), on Flickr

And thats all for now:
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