Day 6 – a Highlight
A 5.00am departure with Vic Falls Hotel packed breakfast …
….a 3 hour drive to Mlibizi for the Ferry, some open top at 11°C arrived well refreshed.
A stop en route while the Erasmus’ gave some of the many school children books and pens and the rest of us handed over the Victoria Falls breakfast packs – to much delight and chatter sounding like flock of Babblers.
A few challenging potholes but in general the tar road from the Dete turnoff to Mlibizi is not bad. Petrol in Vic Falls was unavailable due to a week-long power cut due to upgrade (! – must be in preparation for the August UNWTO congress), also en route Hwange and Dete had no fuel.
TIP OF THE DAY – Fill up whenever you can, don’t wait for E for “Empty”
Loading the Ferry become an extraordinary event when Mr Brett’s car (having worked on it in the dark and into dinner-time yesterday evening) overheated and parked itself directly in the middle of the Ferry and refused to budge. It had to be bounced out of the way to make room for the rest of the vehicles.
His brief went along the following line “when things go awry, I’ve got my jacket and will be the first off the back …
The most relaxing leg of the journed is the Ferry – nowhere to go, nowhere to hide – eat, sleep and drink! A great sunset and dinner before a good rest with absolutely no snoring!