Blog entry date: 18.03.17
Odometer: 8 013km
Avg speed: 16.8km/hr
Time on bike: 5h03min
Flat tyre counter: 3
Max speed of tour : 72.1km/hr (Day 142)
Longest day: 215km (Day 48)
Staying at a local guest house.
We are excited to be on the road again and look forward to complete the last phase or our journey.
Leaving Mwanza the first 15km was chaotic. It was very busy, as expected. Fortunately this changed quickly once we diverted from the main road that connects Mwanza to the interior. Suddenly it was quiet and good cycling conditions prevailed through the rest of the day.
About half-way we reached Mwanza Gulf where we had to do a 20min ferry crossing. We did not have to wait long and everything was done in a very efficient manner.
We were both wondering when last we were on a ferry and agreed it must have been Saxony-Switzerland on the Elbe, good memories 😁👍.
Once back on land it was not long before Sengerema. As we entered town we reached one of our last major milestones, 8000km’s!! This is the last full 1000km’s of our tour and we are very excited and grateful! Sometimes we still cannot believe where we are. Those 2 bicycles used to carry us around the Cape roads. Feels unreal to see them standing here.
Once we enjoyed the moment we had to find accommodation. This proved difficult and we cycled around to and fro. At least it was worth it as we found a clean, quiet place in the end (as I write this, someone just fired up his sub-woofer. Let’s hope for a power cut 😁).
Thanks for following.
Willem & Eva