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Mwanza to Speke Bay (142 km)

Tour d'Afrique

Day 58 - March 11 - Stage 41 (Tanzania)


Mike T the proud wearer of the Yellow Jersey
Mike T the proud wearer of the Yellow Jersey
We leave the Mwanza Camp with a sad heart, would of liked to have had a rest day there, it was so picturesque and quiet, right alongside the beach on the Lake shore. It also possessed a great bar with excellent surroundings and vibe.

We cycle back into town, take the road out of Mwanza towards the Serengeti Reserve, Judith back on her bike and looking very strong after her three day forced layoff. Have a relatively fast start with a good average speed up until 55km, then unfortunately our average speed starts to decrease as we progress towards Speke Bay.

Reach the Lunch truck at approx. 70km, Judith realizes that the next 70km will be extremely tough for her, she hasn't recovered fully, decides to call it a day. I agree with her, it's been a tough ride for someone still recovering from illness.

I  bet the light aircraft has a story to tell?
Leaving Tunza Resort - I  bet the light aircraft has a story to tell?
Local transport cyclists riding in a convoy
Local transport cyclists riding in a convoy
 Murray arrives at the Lunch Truck using a Boda Boda
Murray arrives at the Lunch Truck using a Boda Boda
Busy Lunch Truck
Lunch time was unusually busy



We arrive at the Serengeti Stop Over Lodge where we will overnight before our Three day Safari into the Serengeti Reserve and Ngorogongo Crater.
Paul takes the opportunity to organize an official handover of the Yellow Jersey and Pacifier Award. I get the jersey handed to me by two of the "Babes" while Judith passes her award won on Day 28 onto Catherine, who tossed her toys on one of the days we rode on dirt!

I don't get to keep the jersey, I present it to Tom who has been helping a lot of the riders with their bike's mechanical issues, as well as being a great "Diplomat" promoting the TDA ideals among the locals we meet.

Cheers,
Mike T




The Camp before we start our three day Safari Tour
Serengeti Stop over Lodge - The Camp before we start our three day Safari Tour


The Yellow Jersey Ceremony
Receiving the official Yellow Jersey from the two babes Elizabeth-Ashley and Andje



Henry Gold giving us a few hints and thoughts on what we can expect now that the Tour is approaching the halfway mark
Henry Gold giving us a few hints and thoughts on what we can expect now that the Tour is approaching the halfway mark

  
Liz taking the time to do some of her washing
Liz taking the time to do some of her washing

Judith looking great in her new colorful local dress
Judith looking great in her new colorful local dress


Mulli busy with the evenings braai
Mulli busy with the evening's braai



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