This Blog serves as two things: a photo-diary of our lives between 2007 and mid 2011, when we saw some incredible things and met some amazing people; and a reflection of our more normal lives since then.

Sunday, 6 July 2008


Every three of four months the Africa Mercy is refuelled by a ship that comes into the port. Today the bunker barge arrived, and as I write we are in the process of receiving, I believe, something in the region of 700 tons of marine diesel fuel at a cost of nearly $700,000 USD. I understand that this breaks down to $2.75/gallon, which is pretty good compared to the cost of buying diesel on the street here in Monrovia at the cost of $4.75. Photo of the bunker barge moored across the dock from us earlier this morning. Olly

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