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Say goodbye to fast, flat and smooth roads and say hello to potholes deep enough to swallow your front wheel and bumps that resembled the corregations we experienced in Sudan but… also say hello to the tailwinds we have been waiting for and that were promised for Botswana and Zambia. Woken from our roadside camp to a silvery sliver of a moon and gusty winds as well as hard boiled eggs for breaky, most of the expedition riders had departed camp with the first rays of daylight and the racers raring to go at 6.30am… much incentive to move quick when there is a rest day coming up. Although the road slowed everyone up a bit including the vehicles… lunch was wrapped up by 10:30am and everyone in camp at the Safari Lodge by 2pm (thanks to the tailwind). Not too many folks were out and about today and not too many coke stops as the road was flanked by long grass and even though we heard many monkeys the only ones we saw were the enormous baboons just before Livingstone. Ahead… two days of rest, sightseeing and relaxation… Safari Lodge is quiet, shady and well hidden from the well trodden tourist path!
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