The plan is to drive down to Moshi, Tanzania in the morning after I have done some last minute checks on Bridget’s repairs. I have replaced her fuel tank, fuel line, brake line, rear shock absorbers, front disc pads and a few cosmetic items (most important as any woman will tell you). There is a picture in the Gallery under the heading Nairobi, of Bridget with her new windscreen. When we return to the UK she will need several replacement panels and a re-spray. So I am taking applications from spraying specialists wishing to secure the prestigous contract for spraying Bridget in her new corporate colours (details currently not disclosed).
As well as the picture of Bridget, there are some photos of Marabou Storks, a truely pre-historic bird, not unlike my cousin!! There is a colony, if that is the right word, of these birds in the area surrounding CMC Motors Group in Lusaka Road, Nairobi. Standing at a height of three feet six inches with its neck distended (the stork that is), it has a wingspan of around eight feet. It’s bill, or beak, is approxiamtely eighteen inches long. Perhaps a twitcher, not a tweeter, will enlighten me to the difference between a bill and a beak.
As I am checking out from my hotel tomorrow, it is necessary to empty the room fridge comprising almost entirely of ‘Tuskers’. When I say almost entirely I actually mean entirely. Therefore please excuse any excess of spelling mistakes, and rude comments particularly about anyone remotely resembling my lovely cousin.
With Bridget, willing and able, we are hoping to make Songea (approx.one thousand miles) by late afternoon on Monday. This town is important as it is the location of one of Coco’s projects and I will be blatently asking you for money. All the Bridget voyeurs around the world will be asked to donate via the Just Giving page at least a tenner (GB£’s not dinar or shillings, etc.)
From here on, communication is expected to become more sporadic and so I will communicate as and when I am able.