Today was our last full day in Madagascar, the weather yesterday was mainly dry, hot hot and sunny and today followed suite akbeit tropical downpours thriugh thenight woke the girls bu not me.. overallowe enjoyed the sunny golf hotel eventh its few faulta the foodf room and pool eere allaspot on other than the random breakfast which was aala carter but just came without asking in a weird mixture which changed daily. I suppose it's as bad as the spell check on the blog using Stanley to create it. Terry our driver was about late even at his revised later time as he can't get up as he is so tired even when he hasn't done much but he has been a good soul and done everything we asked and driven safely within madagascan ideas of safety on the road. It was the drive back to the forest lodge at vakoma after I had tweaked the trip to accommodate the slow progress on the roads which were generally better than envisaged but tortuous at times. First though we went to the main market to negotiate for some vanilla which Terry bargained down from .hundreds of pounds to about twenty-five, sue and mandt are splitting it between them. Twe filled up with fuel ready for the journey, it uses quite a bit , we haven't covered many miles really but lots of steep climbs and white of off road. The journey first took us north to brickaville then East which goes through the mountains to nearly akilometre above ground level and only descends a bit to thehotel. En route we saw as many full size buses as I'd noted at the bus station but this time they were piled up in a nasty multiple pile up, another crash more mundane was climaxed by the last which had a lorry and trailer down the mountain side and an assorted amount of vehicles suitable dented off the road. Back at vakoma finishing the last of the reunion gin, Terry the driver is joining us shortly for a drink. In the morning we have breakfast at six thirty and depart at seven which hopefully will get us to the airport with some hours to spare the trip is fairly involved and obviously a different routing going via Mauritius then to Paris with air France and again with them to Manchester. I always rate them as there is good wine and food and ice creams through the night but we hope the fuel protests don't have any effect on the airport. So next blogs probably at airports if possible otherwise back at home l ,Click to edit.
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