I’ve been away – a quick 5 day trip to Malawi and back for visa purposes which turned out to get me nowhere along visa lines, but very far along the road. The way there, we went from Nampula, Alto Molocue, Mocuba then the Milange border post. The roads are mainly new and tarred or in the process of being done – grand trip there. The way back we left Malawi at the Mandimba border post, much smaller and hence no visas available. The road from here to Cuamba is long, dusty, hot and deserted – can’t even see the usual villages on the sides of the road. Cuamba is a quiet dusty town in the middle of nowhere but there is a decent restaurant, San Miguel, with good lunch and friendly people. Cuamba to Malema, with the stunning Malema peaks, a sight to see after a straight dirt road. Wouldn’t mind a stay here sometime, a nice mountain getaway in Moz. Malema on to Ribaue, an old town with pretty central and administration buildings but very quiet …. it was hard hit in the war, and like all these places they are taking time to recover what they once were. Saw some old rusty tanks along the way, sitting next to the road or the middle of a small 3 hut village…

And like all great road trips in Africa, it has taken me a week to recover … hence the silence. I will be writing some more profiles soon and also some updates on what is what with our licensing etc. There is also another island trip on the cards for the end of the month, and we’re planning on getting some desalination units in by mid september… when we will also hopefully start building on the islands. So, exciting times ahead …

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