Arusha, Tanzanië

Goeie naand!

Ek het, stofbedek, laatmiddag in Arusha, Tanzanië, aangekom. Dit was ‘n dag van stof en stof en nogmaals stof. Voor ek more verder ry, sal ek eers weer die lugfilter van die KLR moet skoonmaak.

Ek weet nie hoekom nie maar ek is vanaand moeg. Ek gaan net na die blog opdatering bed toe.

Ongelukkig was Kilimanjaro en ook Mt Meroe toe onder die wolke en was niks van die berge sigbaar nie.

Dis koel en die wind waai soos regte Augustuswinde in Suid-Afrika. Vir lang tye vandag het die wind reg met die pad langs gewaai. Al die groot busse en vragmotors se stof het oor die grondpad bly hang en moes mens daar deurry. Ek het met die klein videokameratjie ‘n klompie mooi stoftonele afgeneem.

Die grootste skrik was toe ek teen 80 op ‘n grondpad ‘n klomp modder getref het. Die KLR het eers solied in ‘n reguit lyn geloop maar toe geleidelik die stert begin swaai terwyl ek spoed verminder het. Gelukkig het ek op die motorfiets gebly.

En nou gaan ek bed toe. Selfs nie my selfoon werk vanaand nie.

Lekker aand!

English

Good evening!

I arrived in Arusha, Tanzania, late afternoon, dust-covered. It was the day with the most dust since the beginning of the tour. Before I can ride tomorrow I first have to clean the air filter of the bike.

I am tired tonight. As soon as I have completed the blog update I am off to bed.

Unfortunately the summits of Kilimanjaro and Mt Meroe were covered by clouds today.

It was a cool day and the wind is still blowing like our August winds in South Africa. For long periods today the wind blew directly with the road. All the dust of the big trucks and busses was hanging over the track. One hadn’t had any other choice than riding through the sand-filled air. With the small video camera mounted on the handle bar I managed to film some of those dusty moments.

I had a big fright today. I was on a good piece of dirt road doing 80 when suddenly the road became muddy. First the KLR kept its line but then slowly started sliding while I decelerated. Fortunately I managed to stay on the bike.

And now I am off to bed. Not even my cell phone is working now.

Have a good evening!

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One Response to Arusha, Tanzanië

  1. Lyk na massiewe dorp daai!
    Goed rus en sterkte verder!

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