Everything comes to an end. Our stay in Mozambique terminated in June 2014, and closed a remarkable period of our lives. It was time for us to return to the land most commonly known for black metal, fjords, polar explorers, oil, salmon, vikings, snow and ice, -far up north!
We had twice previously made plans to pay a visit to Lesotho, the small land locked mountain kingdom embedded in South-Africa. Both attempts had been cancelled due to harsh weather. But this time, the forecast looked excellent! Our trip started off with a week-end in Ponta de Ouro south in Mozambique together with MH3, the Maputo Hash House Harriers – our drinking club with that slight running problem. Sunday the 13th of April we left Ponta do Ouro and headed towards Sani Pass, one of the few possible entries into the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho .
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Last year we went fishing, 10 guys celebrating the birthdays of one another. We caught a bunch of yellow tuna and serra (King Mackerel). Håvard, who returned to Norway in June 2013, was coming to Maputo for a reunion with old friends. And among others, he had one great wish: Let’s go fishin’ together again!
Today we gathered for the yearly(?) “Silver Bullet Memorial Run”. No, Silver Bullet (alias Scott) hasn’t passed away or anything, but he has left Maputo. “Silver Bullet” liked running more than drinking, and while he stayed in Maputo he ran several marathons and trained even more for them. Together with Micke and Marita Loof he started the first unofficial marathon event (that we know about) here in Maputo, 3 years ago. And after he left, the event has continued. Therefore, the name “Silver Bullet Memorial Run”.
THE CAR IS SOLD!
We are moving back to Norway and will be selling our beloved car :
Toyota Landcruiser Prado TX Limited 2.7 Petrol 2000 mod. Automatic transmission. 7 seats.
Milage 119.200 km (25. May 2014)
Cost: USD 12.500.
Any taxes applicable if sold to non-diplomats is the responsibility of new owner.
For handover in Maputo by mid-June or end July/start August 2014.
For further info and pictures, please read more and see picture gallery.
Our Norwegian friend, Ole-Kristian, was planning to pay us a visit in order to join us to Tofo for some exotic scuba diving. However, with the last months political instability and warlike conditions, hijackings, roadside attacks and shooting taking place around the country, our travel to Tofo was at risk of being cancelled. Luckily, the combatants started peace talks and negotiations just weeks before Ole’s arrival and things have stabilized a bit, and we could confirm our bookings at Tofo Scuba.
And with accommodation at beautiful Coraciida!
Scroll on to watch our two marvellous scuba diving videos!
Straight from the north of Mozambique and the La Krüger/Marloth/Krüger Park with Mari’s parents, we waved good-bye and headed on to Nelspruit International Airport in our Toyota Prado! Like last year, the original plan was to go to Lesotho, however the story repeated itself: Rain, rain, rain. So, again we did a last-minute change and decided to go to Namibia instead. With only the return tickets, the first night booked in Windhoek and a rental 4×4 car waiting, we set off for a 10 days adventure in the former German Colony; The Namibia Experience 2014.
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