Some additional spare parts have been stored, including coupling plate and wheel bearings.
How to cross African borders
This is a useful list of how to cross African borders undamaged and without too much hassle.
Combat Ebola, support Doctors Withouth Borders
You can not have failed to notice that, within three weeks, I will be leaving for Africa with the Yellow Monster for a year. Via the west route; Morocco, Senegal, Mali and then onwards to South Africa.
In a part of West Africa, Ebola currently prevails, you can not have failed to notice that either. There are not enough resources to decisively combat the disease. Doctors Without Borders can make good use of any financial donation! I have already done my contribution, but would also like to persuade you, so a small promotion:
Transfer at least € 20 and I send you a postcard during my trip.
Transfer at least € 50 and I send you a small souvenir during my trip.
Send me a message with a screenshot of your transfer to Doctors Without Borders and your address then you can expect African mail in the coming year!
Fresh oil and valve clearances adjusted
Another useful and instructive day with the Yellow Monster in the workshop. The engine got clean oil, and the valve clearances are adjusted. I did not take pictures, but this video gives an impression.
Ebola in Mali
Has the ebola crisis in Nigeria just ended, now Mali is infected, the West-Africa route is pretty unlikely if this outbreak in Mali spreads 🙁
Dutch documentary series on Africa
Already for some time every Sunday on the Dutch TV channel NPO 2, this very interesting documentary series Dwars door Afrika is broadcasted. I always watch it on demand, so also this evening about Angola. If you watch this you’ll get confident that it is going to be all right with Africa. I especially liked the last part of the documentary in which victims of landmines mines get to speak.
Sandblasting the rims
My job for today was sandblasting four steel rims for the Yellow Monster. Coming days a paint job and then new tires next week. Hereby the before and after of the blasting.