73 km from Nyala lodge, Lengwe National Park to Aska Motel, Bangalu. Our southern most point in Malawi.
A 7.am rise on my birthday! Watched carefully by monkeys we breakfasted,and set off on the sandy track with fewer slides than yesterday. Np main gate waived us through so the lodge had confirmed we were good to go and all paid up. Lots of people on bikes and walking on the road today. Long straight tarmac, but interesting due to people, villages, goats and cows on the road, welcome cold fanta’s in a shady bar stop, very hot day..lunched in shade of tree in ploughed fields with baobab trees, man cycled past with baby on his shoulders!
More women on bikes now but its the men and boys who still seek to overtake us along the road. Good progress made very basic Aska motel..cold shower and very tired ensuite toilet and bedding..but a friendly oscillating noisy ceiling fan and helpful staff despite poor english found a man willing to make phone calls on our behalf as our phones did not work. Birthday tea after dark of fried chicken rice and veg..very atmospheric street life ,but no street lights in this small town.
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