17th September 2013
I’ve gone from counting down days to counting hours. It’s about 8 p.m. Only another 8 hours till the taxi comes to pick me up. If they came now I’d be ready to go. Bags are fully packed and pad-locked as advised. All gels and liquids have been decanted into small containers for my hand luggage. I’ve found the eye patch, travel tooth paste and travel tooth brush saved from last time. All are ensconced in my hand luggage. It’s going to be a long day and I’ll need to keep fresh.
Thanks to everyone who sent me good luck messages. I very much appreciate you doing this journey with me. I hope you’ll stay with me on the trip.
I tried doing a video blog but it didn’t work. I only got sound for the first few minutes then the sound cut out. It was doing that last time, but today when I tried it it worked fine. Now it’s gone back to how it was.
I think this is going to be my biggest challenge, using the webcam for blogging. That and building a good relationship with the mosquitoes.
Next time you hear from me I’ll be somewhere in Kumbo, Cameroon. Hope I’ll be able to sleep… at least for a few hours, though the level of adrenaline running in my veins would suggest otherwise.