Friday, January 18, 2019

Kpatawee waterfall to a bushcamp near the Côte Ivoire border, January 18, 2019

We had a 6:30 breakfast which was in the dark - something I don't like mainly because I don't have an alarm, so have to rely on the noise of my neighbors to wake up.  I was having a great dream when I opened my eyes and thought - oh no! what time is it?  I sat up and the camp was a sea of head torches.  I reached for mine and it was dead, so I had to pack up in the dark.  Also, last night when I got to my tent, the rubber eye dropper part of my oil of oregano had disintegrated and there was oil everywhere.  My tent smells like a pizza shop!  Luckily none got on my freshly washed clothes!

We are on our way to the Côte d'Ivoire border-


Along the way-


Villagers, especially the children, run towards us, hollering and madly waving-


When we stop on the road for a bush pee, it doesn't take long to gather a crowd-


The nice pavement soon turned to dust-




There are villages every few kilometers-




Loads along the way-





We came to a dodgy bridge-


where there was a lot of traffic-


and after some studying, crossed safely.  We found a school yard and made supper but waited until dark to set up our tents in case we might be asked to leave.  Many villagers showed up but once it started lightning, they predicted rain and left.  I know we are on their land but it gets so tiring.  
I've put my fly on in case of rain and am hoping for a quiet night.  



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