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Re: Africa Raw Paws
« Reply #220 on: March 05, 2013, 04:59:34 pm »
Our camp spot at Majorca Village....its all on different levels along the cliff face
 

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« Reply #221 on: March 05, 2013, 05:00:12 pm »
Some awesome views of the lake
 

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« Reply #222 on: March 05, 2013, 05:01:10 pm »
The lounge area-we spoiled ourselves to some pizza that night
 

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« Reply #223 on: March 05, 2013, 05:13:52 pm »
Day 40 - Nkata bay to Senga bay [ 340km , 100 % tar]

That night at Majorca Village we experienced an intense storm - some of the roofs of the cabins caved in. Roadkills bike fell over again - this time onto the step-up of a bakkie and caused some damage to the fairing.We wanted to stay for another day,but with bad weather approaching we though it best to be on our way. We struggled to get everything back to where the bikes were parked...too many steps and man it was hot.Once on the road it was fine with beautiful scenery keeping you busy,but a tar road can only be fun for so long and soon we were bored on the long straits. It was getting dark again and we needed to hurry,but still keep a look out for happy hiding traffic cops. We arrived at Senga bay after 6pm and decided on Cool Runnings to stay-the story goes that the owner of Cool Runnings franchise in SA died and his wife then closed all in SA and opened a new one in Senga Bay. Nice campsite with lawns and right on the lake. We met a group of SA'ners that has driven their Putzey's on trailers to the lake and we touring the lake on their bikes...nice idea and nice group too. We also met 2 crazy Zambians[the only to white Zambians I know] and all had a beach party that night...good times!
 

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Re: Africa Raw Paws
« Reply #224 on: March 05, 2013, 05:15:48 pm »
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Re: Africa Raw Paws
« Reply #225 on: March 06, 2013, 07:12:42 am »
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Brassies!
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« Reply #226 on: March 06, 2013, 03:26:49 pm »
[the only to white Zambians I know]

Great Report! Thanks for sharing

There are actually quite a lot of white Zambians still living in Zambia. Up North (Copperbelt-Ndola/Kitwe) there's even a social life amongst the white community
Ek weet nie wat hier aangaan nie, maar dis 'n moerse sukses!!!
 

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« Reply #227 on: March 07, 2013, 03:08:55 pm »
Great RR!
I am really enjoying the trip!
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« Reply #228 on: March 08, 2013, 09:33:23 am »
Waiting...........waiting.................

Tap Tap tap tap.............................................. :patch:
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Re: Africa Raw Paws
« Reply #229 on: March 09, 2013, 01:02:44 pm »
We met Bergie [wild dog] at Majorca Village and saw him pull in at Cool Runnings - he was also on a trip from SA,but solo. In total we were 11 bikers camping there.Nice lawn to camp on,but the ants WILL find you
 

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« Reply #230 on: March 09, 2013, 01:03:33 pm »
The view of the lake
 

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« Reply #231 on: March 09, 2013, 01:04:22 pm »
The bar-obviously lots of SA influence
 

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« Reply #232 on: March 09, 2013, 01:11:23 pm »
Day 41 - around Senga Bay [60 km , 90% tar]

Woke up early with a huge babelas from the beach party of the previous night - we had lots of plans for our off day,but the heat was just too hectic.I explored the fishing village for a bit and it the afternoon we went to Red Zebra which is just a bit out of town. They farm with Cilchard's [Malawi's] and export them internationally...well not really farm,they rape the lake and send them off - an average of 6000 a month! Surely that cannot be sustainable for the lake. That evening we had Chambo [local fish] and played some poker.
 

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« Reply #233 on: March 09, 2013, 01:17:13 pm »
For a small amount a guide will gladly show you around the farm and explain how they sort the fish and check them before sending off.
They first get thrown into these big pools too adjust being taken from the lake
 

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« Reply #234 on: March 09, 2013, 01:18:25 pm »
They then get sorted into species into these smaller pools
 

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« Reply #235 on: March 09, 2013, 01:20:58 pm »
And finally sexes are separated into these fish tanks. This is quite an operation they have here - as far as I know its the largest in Malawi,just such a shame they don't bother with actually reproducing with these fish,I mean,they have the infrastructure
 

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« Reply #236 on: March 09, 2013, 01:23:00 pm »
This little guy does not know it,but tomorrow his on a flight to JHB along with another couple of hundred of his chommies to go and bob in a tank in some fish shop....gone is its freedom
 

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Re: Africa Raw Paws
« Reply #237 on: March 09, 2013, 01:40:27 pm »
Day 42 - Senga Bay to Cape Mclear [ 180km , 30% gravel]

Our plan was to meet up with some friends in Monkey Bay for new years,but since they were not coming through anymore we decided to join these new friends at Cape Mclear-they have been there and said it was a joll.So in the morning there was a lot of comotion in camp with everybody packing bikes - we would cruise along with the Putzey gang and have the Zambian's follow us in their Cruiser as a 'support' vehicle. But first it took us 2 hours in Salima to get some cash before we could hit the road. It was mainly tar going with a 20km dirt short cut which we convinced the gang to do with us.Was weird being dressed for the Dakar and these guy's are riding in shorts with tekkies on. After the dirt section it was another 60km of tar through the mountains until you get to the bay which is Cape Mclear-there are no vegetation around the lake and lodge after lodge stretching as far as you can see-obviously a hot spot for tourists. We arrived long before the gang at Fat Monkeys,set up camp and went to chill in the bar.Craig [the one Zambian] felt like some adventure and exchanged rides with one of the girls....not sure what happened,but he came off and got hurt pretty bad...that is why I will not ride without gear. At least I got a chance to test my extensive medical kit and soon had him patched up and ready to go again. We had supper and took a stroll down the beach to where the music came from - Gecko...wild place with lots of people. After more tequila's it was time to search for my tent and get ready for the next day's hang over.
 

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Re: Africa Raw Paws
« Reply #238 on: March 09, 2013, 01:44:05 pm »
We stopped to give some spoons to the local kids...was strange to ride with so many people after being in a group of 2 for over a month.
 

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Re: Africa Raw Paws
« Reply #239 on: March 09, 2013, 01:45:58 pm »
This photo does not really do his wound justice,but that foot needed stitches and his shoulder and back was also grazed....couple of painkillers and another tequila and Craig was his old crazy self again.