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Cameroon 2

Cameroon 2

(168 316 km)

 

Cameroon 2(168 316 km) Day 124:Wednesday February 7. 2007Bayanga – Outside Yaoundé, Cameroon Leaving Bayanga we made good progress and eventually decided to try and go for Yaoundé without stop... 19 hours later we stopped exhausted and tired without having reached Yaoundé. Day 125:Thursday February 8. 2007Yaoundé - Douala Woke up to a “dead” car in the middle off no where. Not exactly a good start for the day, fortunately we have an extra battery for our cocking light, fridge etc. using this we were able to start the car and drive to Yaoundé to pick up some of our things we left behind before heading to CAR. In Yaoundé we also tried to find the right office to get a tax refund as we are foreigners and Day 126:Friday February 9. 2007Douala - Kribi It turns out that our problems with the Odd wasn’t over yet as he wouldn’t start. After a couple of hours at Toyota, again, they stated that one of the starter batteries were broken and had to be replaced, and so we did. Odd is now in tip top shape (except from the roof rack which cracked on the terrible roads and a bit to high speed, this has to be welded some where…) and we all headed for Kribi and the beach for some R&B. Day 127:Saturday February 10. 2007Kribi Spent most of the day cleaning and repacking Odd as everything had a centimetre layer of red clay dust from the trip to CAR, we also fixed most of the roof rack except from the front crack as no one can weld aluminium here. However we had a nice day and decided to take a trip out to participate in the night life here. Day 128:Sunday February 11. 2007Kribi We all woke up with terrible headaches, bad booze probably… The rest of the day was spent on the beach, eating and resting… Day 129:Monday February 12. 2007Kribi - Gabon border – Bush Camp

En laang dag med mye kjøring og en særdeles vanskelig politimann som først var fornærmet fordi vi ikke automatisk stoppet når han stod 200 meter unna og deretter friket ut fordi vi gikk barbeint, noe som var en fornærmelse mot hans autoritet som politimann!?!?!? En time senere kunne vi vise ham fingeren og kjøre videre uten vognkort som han hadde beslaglagt. Eller det trodde han i hvert fall der han satt og krevde penger for det. Vi ga f.. og kjørte videre uten, da vi har tatt noen fargekopier i tilfelle situasjoner som dette og han hadde med andre ord bare en kopi! Han var nok sikker på at vi straks måtte returnere, for det var ikke langt til neste check point, men den gang ei.

Entry inn i Gabon gikk smidig og greit og deretter kjørte vi på for å komme så langt mot Libreville som mulig.

 


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