Dirt Flying Everywhere
So, last night it rained and today… well there was mud and dirt flying everywhere and covering both riders and bikes. We hit the dirt road again today…about 90kms of it; a mixture of rocks, ruts, sand, mud and a couple of flooding streams. It made for an interesting ride, both for the bikes and the vehicles. A big welcome to the Dodoma Road! By all accounts, due to the amount of rain they have had here…it will be like this for another 5 days. Quite a change from the dust, sand and heat of the previous countries. Tonight, our campsite is a small grassy clearing off the side of the road. Due to a huge boggy, muddy churned up mess, the trucks need to wait until morning to be able to get through to the other side. Not the first time, they were stuck today and it probably won’t be the last. Janet Alexander commented when we were up to our knees digging out Doris’ (one of the trucks) wheel arches, “If we were digging for diamonds this would be fine!” So, camp is a little small and damp and our bikes are a little dirty and clunky but Miles made us a great Spaghetti Bolognese for dinner. With bellies full, all is quiet in camp as most riders get as much sleep as they can to prepare for another wet, muddy onslaught again tomorrow!