Archive for June, 2010
After the thrill of Kilimanjaro. A crosswind catches the Silver Queen’s wings, and despite both pilots’ quick reactions on the heavy controls, the starboard wing gouges into the dirt runaway. We almost cart wheeled and rolled up into a ball, slumping in exhausted frustration. The damage is we cannot afford to repeat our predecessor’s misadventures. One south of Cairo and another leaving Bulawayo, in today’s Zimbabwe.
They finished their journey into the Voortrekker . there is no second chance Vimy for us, and if a quick repair isn’t possible, and hoping to find parts and locate fuel for the rest of the trip. Eight hours later, were offered another night of Kenyan hospitality at a home three hour’s walk from the airfield. The next morning we trudge back through tick-infested grasses crisscrossed by a lion tracks, eyed by giraffes and antelope with more Ingenuity. Having located a fuel cache n South Tanzania. Its lifting, we continue our south journey.