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.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Convoy to Togo

Several weeks ago I was asked to coordinate a convoy to take our oldest Land Rovers from Cotonou (Benin), to Lome (Togo), where our next Field Service will be...and today the convoy left the ship at 10am. In theory the journey should only take 3 hours, but it actually took our 8 oldest vehicles NINE HOURS! As I write (8.15pm) the drivers are probably still in Lome, and even at top speed in two new vehicles they won't be back on the Africa Mercy until gone 11pm. Those poor guys! They had two breakdowns on the way there, plus a lengthy border crossing. What an absolute disaster. Photo of me and the convoy just before they left the dock this morning. Olly

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