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Tanzania. Lakeshore Lodge, Lake Tanganyika (near Kipili). Monday 1 June 2015. Week 8, Day 51.

"I've got nothing to do today but smile." Paul Simon, musician.

What a wonderful relaxing day. For once our time was not allocated to anything special. It was time for leisurely housekeeping. I had a few small odds and ends to sort out and Anne has the big task of washing and airing the bedding and some clothes. We repacked certain parts of the vehicle and then generally lazed around.

GEEKS: TANZANIA!! Lakeshore Lodge, Lake Tanganyika (near Kipili). Sunday 31 May 2015. Week 8, Day 50.

Route: Isanga Bay – road from hell – Kalambo Falls road – Mbala (fuel) – road to Kaseya border – TANZANIA - Isopa village – bypass Sumbawanga – Chala – Namanyere – near Kipili – Lakeshore Lodge.

Detailed distances, road conditions and times:

• Isanga Bay to Kalambo Falls road, 19km. Terrible narrow, disused, two tracked track. Very steep ascents and descents, major washaways with deep holes and gullies, severe boulder hopping, entire road over stones. Suitable for a 4X4 competition or obstacle course but far too long. Time taken 2hr 15min.

Zambia. Isanga Bay Lodge, Lake Tanganyika. Saturday 30 May 2015. Week 8, Day 49.

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware”.

A considerable milestone, we have been on the road for 2 months now, the longest trip we have been on and still a long way to go. We are enjoying this exploration thoroughly and are looking forward to when we spend a few days in one place instead of working our way north through areas not warranting stays of longer than 1 night.

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