Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Blue Bay Benquela

the famous Jose in Lobango: His biker’s bar is a must stop in Lubango. This family can tell a story of the history of Angola They did not left Angola for Portugal after independence in 1975 because they were not allowed to leave. It is a sad story of horrible suffering and endurance and persistence and survival like it is almost difficult to believe.

Kahama Police station back yard camp. In the background you will see my toilet on the right. Only when you crouch can no one see you.

Keetmanshoop sunset to finish it all off.
We spend a whole morning in Saurimo trying to get my luggage rack welded. so we only left the afternoon and decided to stay over in a place called Caculo. There the same story... police referred us to the missionary... and once again... received the best of the best. Pastor John and Pastor Sunny... kept us company and told us their understanding of the war that happened in Angola.

I got some time to update my journal.

a sneak photo of the police station… not allowed to take pictures of police… unless they allow it.

We head out of Caculo for the Calandula Waterfalls after Pastor Sunny suggested it.

all the way Chinese road.

refuel in Malange

hotel in Calandula

the mist is from the waterfalls

After Calandula we headed out to Luanda… once there we found a bar on the coast.

Carlos Teixeira a Tracks4africa data member that rides a F800. The closest dealership for him is Windhoek which is 2500km away.

if someone should ask me to describe Angola in one word… it will be CONSTRUCTION!

From Luanda To Lobito


free camping next to the restaurant in Lobito
Ok… so the reason the Ninda Lumbala road was in such a good condition is truly because it has no traffic.
The same tar turns bad after Lumbala… and sometimes worse than bad…

Lucusse town… everywere we stop… people gather… harmless only very very curious. Trying to chat but soon realizes we do not do portuquese.

evidence of civil war is everywere.

land mine warnings.

my luggage rack fails above the potholes.

the beautiful town of Luena. Were we had a hotel to sleep in. Caution: flees.

this picture I took…

… while I was sitting here:

I wonder a lot… how can trucks and cars handle this for hundreds and hundreds of kilometers.

and then all of a sudden… Chinese road

waterfalls in Dala

on our way to Saurimo Chinese road disappears just as it appeared.

replacing a fuse in Saurimo

my police escorts