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Old 10-11-2013, 12:57 PM   #5746
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Posted on Facebook about my Shock failure. Comment of FB

First world problem in the third world?


LOL Yup. Relax. Sit by the pool, go on an safari... have a cold beer and a nap.
Guilty.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:17 PM   #5747
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Indeed I checked it out. No photos as they did not allow cameras except theirs mounted on the wing.

it was a 4 cylinder Rotax engine.
Not allowed a camera really sucks. I guess they figure they have a better chance of selling you photos from their wing if you can't shoot your own. I bet the view was awesome.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:47 PM   #5748
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Awesome ride report

I have spent my spare time in the last month or so reading the entire 386 pages of your ride report, sure is like a great book that goes on and on and on, Im looking forward to your future stories and pictures you will share with us all. Thank you for the inspiration you spread as a traveller and a great human being. safe travels to you sir.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:59 PM   #5749
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Still follow you along behind my desk.....
Thanks for sharing your adventure. Hope you get the shock fix soon so you can continue on with your trip. Your pictures and your report simply AMAZING
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:27 AM   #5750
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Jorge, got to admire you at 50 and some change, 5 foot 5 with a well loaded 1200 and sandy roads. Nice pics as always
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:07 AM   #5751
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Radioman's thread dropped to page 3????

This will not do, not at all.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:59 AM   #5752
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Check in daily, really enjoy the report.

What's the ststus on the new shock Mark?
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:45 AM   #5753
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While waiting for my replacement Shock to arrive....... Staying in Livingstone is not a bad place ......



Then we did a day Game ride



Then I decided to take a two day trip back to Botswana to Chobe National Park. It was about 1 hour drive to the border crossing, then a short ferry to Botswana! Marcelo and Jaqueline who were staying at the hostel also we going!



Of course they are trying to sell you some souvenirs



It also takes the trucks across.....



Arriving Botswana!



They pick us up, and off to take a river safari....



Some of the local Wildlife. Some large Crocs.



Elephants swimming across the river



Then a game ride.... through Chobie





Fantastic terrain!



Pride of Lions



Then back to a nice Lodge and Tented camp. Met more people from all over the world, and really enjoyed the meals and time spent talking with other travelers!




Lounge and bar



Nice big pool to cool off as it is in the 90's (35-39C)



The National bird of Botswana



And so many other animals and birds to see.











Male Monkey



and so much more to share!





Elephants moving the Lions



and a Leopard



Fish Eagle



Cape Buffalo



Crocs



More Elephants



Hippos




OK.... No more Animal photos! Was just a great time!! Then back to the ferry... and back to Livingstone.



At every border crossing.... Free Condoms. All of these countries have very high HIV/AIDS. Education everywhere. but of course most of them were empty.



The line of trucks awaiting the crossing goes for miles. I was told sometimes they wait 2 weeks to cross as they are down to one Ferry.





Back in Livingstone, Jorg has been talking to DHL.... I called them Monday on the way back and initially they said it clear Lusaka and would arrive Tuesday am ..... But once I returned the local Woman called me to say that in Lusaka they called her to say it needed to go back to Customs and would not deliver until Wednesday She was mad as she had been talking to them all day ...... So we see what happens


Stay tuned :)



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Old 10-16-2013, 11:44 AM   #5754
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Epic Mark, Epic. Really enjoyed seeing the critters and native people of these places your visiting.
Back here in the states we have the government shut down over disagreements. Glad to see you and the rest of the world are moving on in life and enjoying God's creation. rj in Walla Walla
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:46 PM   #5755
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Mark, you are taking in so much, I don't know how you process it all. Your summary and presentation of what you are seeing and experiencing, I'm sure, is appreciated by all. Thank you. ��

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Old 10-16-2013, 10:55 PM   #5756
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Mark, you are taking in so much, I don't know how you process it all.
and remember each picture is worth a thousand words...... It has been amazing !! Thanks for your comments!
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:57 PM   #5757
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Epic Mark, Epic. Really enjoyed seeing the critters and native people of these places your visiting.

Back here in the states we have the government shut down over disagreements.
It is an amazing Adventure that I am on for sure!

Have not been following the US government situation too much, but can say it is terrible. The Politicians need to be changed, so that they can get the US looking forward, and solving problems. That said, I am grateful for the fact that I was born in the US and the many options in life that it has given me. So many others in the world are not so lucky. We cannot give up on our country to sort itself out.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:16 AM   #5758
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The animal pictures are wonderful. I looked at the thread yesterday on my phone and could hardly wait to get home to see them on a real screen.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:16 AM   #5759
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The animal pictures are wonderful. I looked at the thread yesterday on my phone and could hardly wait to get home to see them on a real screen.
So many more on my computer but had to stop!
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:27 AM   #5760
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Incredible coverage Mark. Not only of the animals, but of your trip itself!

Well Done Sir!!!


Be safe, & GodSpeed!
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