Cameroun – Heading to Border (Congo)
Around 200km from the border we were making ok progress, the terrain started to become more dense and less mountainous and more jungle started to appear.
We camped in a few evangelical churches and although it was a long journey we were slowly getting closer to the border. The roads started to become more dirt roads and we were now deep into the jungle passing the odd village here and there, and then it started to rain and rain heavy.
The dirt road now turned into a mud skating rink and Maggie was doing moves that Torvil and Dean would be proud of but it became impossible to drive and the wheels were caked in mud and had no grip we had to stop!
We managed to stop safely on the side of the road although the side we were on was busy gathering water from the drainage of the rains but with the roof tent we were able to cook some food under the tent and took it in turns to sleep in the roof tent until the rain stopped during the early hours of the morning.
I learnt a lesson that is bloody uncomfortable to sleep in the front of a land rover!!
The next morning, apprehensively we slowly drove our way out of the mud (after spending a few hours removing mud from the wheels and underneath Maggie!).