A long trip home via Madagascar to Mauritius and then an awful Air France flight to Paris, old Boeing crate, awful food, plane falling apart, entertainment channel of yesteryear etc but a much better short hop from Paris to Manchester. Fed the birds, sorted out the shops, downloaded DVD orders which will go out tomorrow. Trying to get back on top of things which have piled up in our absence. Nothing major has happened although the sink hole in the pavement outside our house has been fixed. I'm downloading all the footage and of course there are masses of photos which I realise many have been waiting for since we left ,the first batch start in Madagascar as I think that is the part most are wanting to see
So there we are the lodge where we stayed for several nights near RN2 the main road to the port which we visited last. Lets look first at some trucks on the RN2
Very few full sized buses in Madagascar mainly confined to the Tana to Tamatave road linking the capital and port, we a meagre tally it was increased by three on the way back to the airport but they were involved in a serious crash. The height of the mountains from Tana eastwards necessitates many hairpin bends and subsequent accidents and breakdowns are the norm at frequent intervals marked by a couple of branches piled up before and after the incident or breakdown. Bus fans will get more out of Reunion where Transdev is the major interurban operator who also have several operations in England. The truck tally in Madagascar was quite good but new Chinese lorries are starting to filter through
PMP Sponsors of bus rallies for 25 years.